Tattoo Removal

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There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWayLEARN MORE ›

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Complete Removal

Hi I need help from experienced people who have undergone tattoo removal or people that have had cover ups after tattoo was mostly removed. In above pic I don't love the fern like design in my elbow pit. It's heavily shaded but has dark black outline (just been done so is dense) Could this be... READ MORE

Picosure and Q Switched Removal- Long Journey. San Francisco, CA

I have been on a long journey to remove my tattoo. I have done 10 Qswitched and 4 Picosure. I was told 15 sessions in the beginning when I got to 10. I thought this was never going to happen. Doing the 3 with Picosure I feel like there is hope this will end sometime. I usually never write a... READ MORE

Cutera Enlighten laser tattoo removal

I just received one laser tattoo removal session on 1 word tattoos one on each arm ,the place i went to uses the cutera Enlighten laser .. it is also way more affordable then the picoway . Although this place i went to doesnt do many tattoo removals their recently starting so i felt that the... READ MORE

Live and Learn, my Journey

I never thought i would be one to regret a tattoo and yet here I find myself regretting and hating myself for it. To start I have multiple tattoos, the others I love and am happy with. I have one tattoo on the upper portion of my right arm of a koi, water and a banner reading "cure SMA",... READ MORE

2 Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Completed Already

2 laser tattoo removal sessions completed already. Seond time around I got bad blistering and got an infection which lead to abcesses which lead to scarring including the major keloid scar you see. Now I have to get that fixed. Still going to continue with laser tattoo removal sessions, just... READ MORE

34 year old, black tattoo fading, q-switch

Hello, I want to have a cover up of the tattoo on my waist I don't like any more and to share my results in order to help those considering q-switch for black tattooes and to get some advice from those who are in the process now, or have removed tatts successfully. I stopped enjoying the... READ MORE

Mistake over Mistake- Tattoo Cover Up Regret - New York, NY

About three years ago, I decided to get a small simple tattoo. I made a mistake in going to a questionable tattoo shop to have it done, and ended up with a lumpy scarred mess with a blow out that made my arm look permanently bruised. The artist basically dug trenches into my skin, joking to his... READ MORE

Getting a 5 Year Old Tattoo Removed

After doing some research on which machines where the best and visiting a few different places I bought a 3 session groupon for a tattoo removal. The place I picked was a day spa and nail salon that used the Picosure laser. I have a simple one color medium size tattoo on my upper center back... READ MORE

19 Years Old - Tattoo Regret (perhaps!)

I am 19 years old and am recently regretting a tattoo I got in memory of my mum who passed away when I was 12. After years of planning this tattoo, choosing my artist and deciding on what I wanted, I walked away feeling upset. A feeling of utter dread came over me as I stared at my forearm,... READ MORE

Desperate to Remove Cosmetic Tattoos Eyebrows LASER - Florida, FL

I had very sparse eyebrow hair. Went to a bad tech. Who tattooed them WAY too high! I have tried saline with little result. Test spot piko laser which darkened. And now I'm trying acid removal. I'm posting this to help anyone in need. The acid was applied to open skin 65% self neutralizing... READ MORE

Picosure Tattoo Removal - North Myrtle Beach, SC

I dislike the tattoo on my side although it was done well and I wouldn't consider it a bad tattoo. I used the picosure website to find a location near me with the laser I wanted. I just completed my first session. I am dissatisfied with the place that I went to, but the results seem alright so... READ MORE

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

Removing eyebrow tattoo with saline

I had semi permanent makeup eyebrows done and was extremely unhappy with the result. I spent endless hours on the internet, especially on realself.com researching methods of removal. I mostly only found other users desperately searching for a way to remove their botched eyebrow tattoos. There... READ MORE

Instant tattoo regret. Starting my tattoo removal journey. Any advice is highly recommended!

I have read many stories here today. I had a tattoo made 03/13/2017. And the next day i already had very bad feelings about it. I had this design for over a year. But Im just feeling it is not me. I feel myself very down, lightly depression mode. Does grey ink come off easy? Any advice? Laser... READ MORE

Tramp Stamp and Other - Campbellton

I got my first tattoo done in Montreal, QC I think I was in my very early thirties. I got a tribal symbol it was the thing back then I got one that went along my back. A couple years later I go back to my home town and go see the only tattoo artist there, it takes a year to get an appointment... READ MORE

Time Moves on - Fenny Stratford, GB

I am getting a tattoo removed at the moment,it is not making me depressed or stressed in anyway......I simply just do not like it anymore. It's a very nice in its own way,it's just I've had it for nearly 23 years and it does not suit me. I liked the guy that did it and we worked together to... READ MORE

I Removed My Only Tattoo by Excision - Vancouver, BC

I always thought tattoos were cool and because I've gone through so much these past few years....I thought I'd get a tattoo. I admit that I did not think this one through. It was an impulsive tattoo. I still love tattoos, but maybe not on myself. The tattoo is a cherry blossom branch wrapped... READ MORE

Q-Switch + Picosure on 1 Year Old Tattoo - Edmonton, Alberta

Costs: $350/ Tx Estimated that it will be fully removed in 5-7 (I don't quite believe that -- thinking more on the 10 tx side because some parts are very dense) Procedure 1: Was NOT painful at all , which was weird to me because I have a low pain threshold. Numbing cream was applied for 45... READ MORE

Q-switched and Picosure Tattoo removal of large Red/green/black Chest Piece Tattoo - Austin, TX

I began this process January 2014 and foresee it taking about 2.5 to 3 years to achieve complete removal which is my goal. I have had much smaller all black tattoos removed from both of my inner wrists and achieved complete removal after about 20 sessions or so ( I lost count). The things I... READ MORE

Removing all of my tattoos

I have a tattoo on my shoulder of a dove and one on my wrist. I have another tattoo on the inside of my bicep. I've completed 7 treatments on my shoulder tattoo & 7 on my wrist. I recently took a year off from tattoo removal because I felt hopeless. BUT, I found another clinic and am... READ MORE

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