Laser Tattoo Removal: Is it Painful?
- Last updated: 7 months ago
Getting a tattoo can be a pleasurable experience, but if you decide later that you no longer want ink on your skin, that pleasure can turn into pain.
RealSelfer berrie claims, "At first, it just felt like a hot rubberband popping my skin. The pain was BAD, and it got much worse as the procedure went on." [Read more]
Everybody has a different experience and pain threshold, according to Realselfer Fullofregret,"The actual laser treatment was not so bad. I do think it definitely hurt worse than getting the actual tattoo." One thing to note is as the laser is turned up the more painful the treatment becomes. Fullofregret explains that treatment number 3 "was a hard one to get through. I could feel the difference when she turned up the power this time." [Read more]
There are ways to ease the discomfort during laser tattoo removal. Dr. Davin Lim explains that "numbing cream can diminish pain by 30-40%, but giving local injections on top of creams is probably the best method." [Read more]
Personally, I found that being under the laser to remove my back tattoo was an extremely painful experience. I used ice and topical numbing cream to help ease the pain but I still could hardly tolerate it.
Do you find laser tattoo removal painful? Share your comments below.