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

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

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

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

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

Any Advice on Removing This Tattoo - London, GB

So I have been waiting a few years for a tattoo, and I finally got it done and I am so unhappy with it and just want to get rid of it. I only had this done in September so I understand I need to wait till January to start laser removal. I don't know whether to try a picolaser or stick to a... READ MORE

Tattoo Fade for Cover Up

About 2 and a half years ago I started my half sleeve. From the get go it was a nightmare. The work was awful and I had an infection (odor, oozing, huge scabs). I followed up with a new artist at a different shop to continue the work; he made things worse. Finally, I found someone who does... READ MORE

Newly Engaged, Wanting Tattoo off my Upper Back - Creve Coeur, MO

I've had a cross tattoo on my upper back for 8-9 years now. For the last 5 years I've wanted it removed. My beliefs have changed and because of that, I am very embarrassed to have such a tattoo on myself. I am 27, female, newly engaged, and do not want this shown on my wedding day Side note,... READ MORE

Hi Everyone I'm 18 Years and I Regret my First Tattoo.

So i finally got the guts to share my story regretting my tattoo.Btw sorry for the long story just really need help thank you for reading. In the beginning I love the tattoo but then I started thinking so negative about it. At first I thought it was because I was hiding it from my dad but when I... READ MORE

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