Location: South West England, UK
Member since 6/9/2013


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Reviews by wilks1986

Two Years In To Tattoo Removal - Inner Bicep

I'm not sure what my motivation was behind getting a tattoo. I think it must have been mostly due to the fact to the fact I thought they looked 'cool', if done well and in the right location. I opted to have something tattoo'd inside my bicep, as it felt like it wouldn't be too overstated, and... READ MORE

Questions from wilks1986

Lasting Redness After Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I had my first laser tattoo removal session approximately 4 weeks ago. I'm concerned the laser may have been turned up too high. 4 weeks down the line I can see that a... READ MORE

Hemosiderin Staining Following Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I had my first laser partial tattoo removal session 8 weeks ago. I became a little concerned that, despite seeing a good reduction in the ink, I was left with a reddish / brown... READ MORE

Can a Q-Switched Laser Help to Remove Hemosiderin Staining Caused by Laser Tattoo Removal? (photo)

I have had one laser tattoo removal session to partially remove my tattoo. The treatment was effective in that a decent amount of ink was removed, however in its place I have... READ MORE

Can Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Post Inflammatory Erythema? (photo)

I had my second laser tattoo removal session 7 days ago. The areas of lighter black shading seemed to have turned red. It would appear a lot of blood is under the skin as when... READ MORE

Advice Needed: Laser Tattoo Removal - Dermal or Epidermal Hyperpigmentation? (photo)

I'm two sessions in to laser tattoo removal using a Q-Switch YAG and the black ink is shifting, however, in its place is a brownish colour. I'm assuming this is post... READ MORE

Would Tattoo Excision Be Feasible? (photo)

I'm currently receiving laser treatment for the removal of my tattoo. I appear to be being left with a brown shadow in its place. I'm really worried this will be permanent and,... READ MORE

Aside from perhaps costing less in the long run, how else will leaving longer between laser tattoo removal sessions benefit me?

I've heard that re-treating an area too early on could in fact harm the microphages doing the removal work, thus prolonging the process. Any truth to this? I'm currently... READ MORE

Is this post laser hyperpigmentation? (Photo)

I'm having laser treatment to try and remove my tattoo. Since the beginning I've experienced brown areas in the place of the shaded ink. Now, since my last treatment (number... READ MORE

What are the optimal settings for a QS:Yag for treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

I've been having laser treatments to remove my tattoo which is now around 75% faded. However, I've had issues with a lingering brown colour, which I've been told is likely PIH.... READ MORE

Discussions started by wilks1986

Hemosiderin Staining After Partial Tattoo Laser Removal. Help!

Had my first laser partial tattoo removal session 8 weeks ago. I became a little concerned that, despite seeing a good reduction in the ink, I was left with a reddish / brown... READ MORE

Has anyone experienced black ink turning a light brown during laser tattoo removal?

I recently had my second tattoo removal session on an all black tattoo. The lighter shading turned pretty red for a few days and has now turned a kind of dirty brown colour.... READ MORE

Recent comments from wilks1986

Thanks camssy - I'm really glad it has helped. Tattoo removal is a very big investment of time, but if you persevere then it's certainly achievable!! Best of luck. READ COMMENT

So you did, my bad! Bear in mind that I took all of last summer off and 9 months off this year from treatments because I was experiencing some redness. Your experience may be completely different and it could come off a lot quicker.... READ COMMENT

Check out my review - my tattoo is in the same place as yours and was also black/grey. I've been persevering with removal for two years now and it's about 80% removed at this stage. I'm hoping that in another year it'll be just about... READ COMMENT

Hard to say really. I had one treatment with the ruby and it didn't really do a great deal for me other than cause some blistering. A lot of people's tattoos seem to take on the brown tinge after there first treatments, mine has faded... READ COMMENT

Sounds really similar to mine! You could always give laser a handful of goes and see how it reacts. Typically black and great reacts really well. Is there much in the way of heavy line work? I know it's hard bud, but like you said,... READ COMMENT