21 Year Old Hoping to Get Small Tattoo Removed by PicoSure

Hey guys. My name's Danielle, I'm from Ireland....

Hey guys.

My name's Danielle, I'm from Ireland. About 6 years ago I made a very stupid decision to get a tattoo in honour of my friend who had passed away. As I was young enough and couldn't afford the proper cost of an experienced tattoo artist, I opted for an amateur who worked out of his garage in his own home. Very bad decision I know. The tattoo is approx. 6 years old, very faded and small enough on the back of my shoulder. I immediately regretted my decision and have spent the last 6 years feeling like it is a nuisance and always wanting to cover my back when I go out, meet with friends etc. Even on holidays where I don't know most people I meet, I still feel very paranoid and embarrassed. Alot of people who haven't experienced it don't know how an unwanted piece of ink on your body affects you. Ive read many reviews online which has given me hope that my tattoo can be removed successfully. I'm opting for picosure as I have bits of green in my tattoo and feel this is the only laser that will eliminate it due to recent reviews I've read. I'm hoping to start my treatment at Dundrum Laser Clinic soon. I have been in contact with them and am waiting for a consultation by phone in the next few days after forwarding them a picture of my tattoo. If anyone has any other experience on cost/ price i'd appreciate it :) Wish me luck! I'll keep the post updated after each treatment as I know it helped me when I was researching!

First treatment completed

I underwent my first picosure laser treatment yesterday. Not much of a difference as of yet but hoping it will fade more in the coming weeks

Second treatment completed

1 day after second treatment at Dundrum Laser Clinic. The specialist increased the laser strentgh which made it much more painful but it was worth it. There was immediate side effects (bloodspots) from the treatment. I'm glad to see this as it means the laser is working.

Over 8 weeks since second treatment

After my my second treatment my tattoo was very red and sore. This is now 8 weeks after the second picosure treatment. Having my next one on Saturday :)

3rd picosure treatment completed

I had my 3rd session of picosure yesterday which was more painful than the previous two but bearable. But I use numbing cream before each treatment so I don't know how painful it is without it. The technician used two different lasers on my tattoo. The first one was the pico laser which was painful and the second laser was one with a different wavelength that didnt hurt at all only like a tickle. Somehow I feel like the tattoo is a small bit darker after the 3rd treatment but it hasnt healed yet so hopefully it lightens more with time. The technician also mentioned that I would more than likely get blisters after this treatment due to the different wave lengths in the lasers being used. So far I haven't developed any blisters, just redness and itchiness. Don't know whether this is a good thing or bad thing?
Brian Barrett at dundrum medical centre

Brilliant provider. Knows exactly what he's speaking about. Very professional and put me at ease throughout the whole process.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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