wilks1986

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Location: Devon, PA
Member since 6/9/2013

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Reviews by wilks1986

A Costly Mistake - Mentally, Physically & Financially

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

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 bud - always good to see pictures of complete removal. I'd give anything for that to be me right now. The pigment thing is a real mystery isn't it, really hard to know what's going on. I really hope this cream does at least... READ COMMENT

Thanks for keeping us updated pal, you can clearly see progress in every one of your photos. How many treatments have you had now? READ COMMENT

Thanks Eva. I'm not so worried about other people seeing it in it's current state (although I prefer it if they don't), it's more to do with keeping it out of sight from myself!! Hopefully, after another couple of treatments, that... READ COMMENT

What a day!! Glad you got to meet with someone nice in the end though - sounds like they really took an interest in your welfare. Happy that you've made a decision about excision. I really admire how pro-active and sensible you are... READ COMMENT

I don't know a great deal about excision. All I know is that it's only really feasible for small tattoos, and leaves a scar, but in some cases its a better option that laser. If I were you, and this is purely my thoughts - owing to the... READ COMMENT