kahelelani

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Location: Hawaii
Member since 11/2/2012

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Reviews by kahelelani

A Dream Becomes a Nightmare but the End is in Sight - Hawaii, HI

I live in a place where hand tattooes are culturally acceptable if not expected. I began the tattoo journey years ago with the help of a trusted artist. I always wanted to add to the tattoo, it was stunning and so unique. I went back to the trusted artist, we discussed for an extensive amount of... READ MORE

Discussions started by kahelelani

What is your favourite after lasering cream or lotion?

I'm finding after five laser sessions that the skin is taking a beating.  I've tried aquaphor (don't like the petroleum greasy feeling), Palmer's cocobutter (it's good but... READ MORE

Recent comments from kahelelani

It is definitely fading away very nicely. Hurray! READ COMMENT

We can be our best cheerleader, encouraging ourselves to do things...but when it does not go as well as we expected, or we have doubts, we can be our worst enemy. I know the deep depression that can follow with ink regret and laser... READ COMMENT

Ink is placed into the skin with a blink of the eye, removal is pokey slow. It does take a lot of time, effort, patience, and courage...but it will happen. Taking good care of your health (both physically and emotionally) is key...but... READ COMMENT

Yes, ac2196, ink regret can come immediately after the ink has been placed, months, or even years later. Our self esteem is helped by knowing that technology can help us, it does take time, but it is so worth it. Waiting a few months... READ COMMENT

Ink regret is felt by many on this forum. It is amazing how beautiful something looks on paper, but does not translate well to the skin. As soon as my tattoo artist was finishing up, I realize what a huge mistake it was. And I began... READ COMMENT