So I have been waiting a few years for a tattoo,...
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 normal laser. Any advice? and do you think I should be able to get rid of most of the tattoo?
Thanks for any advice :)
First laser treatment
This is my first laser treatment. No changes as of yet or blisters but I know this is a long process.
Post second treatment
30 May 2016
3 months post
I had my second treatment, a week ago. The blisters where huge, but they have settled down now. Not really seeing any change (just a lot of pain), however I know I will just need to stick at it for now, as its such a new tattoo.
Third removal session
25 Jul 2016
5 months post
3rd removal, still not seeing any difference on the outline of the bird. I understand that its only the beginning but would love to see a bigger change. I bought a block booking of 8 sessions, so maybe I should change laser after this. any advice would be welcomed.
16 Oct 2016
8 months post
Still no movement on the outlines, but you can certainly see changes in the shading. Fingers crossed that the next few times I will see some changes in the outlines.
16 Nov 2016
9 months post
So this is treatment five, this is my quickest turn around yet, 6 weeks. As you can see its very red and swollen with a great blister on it.
My next treatment wont be until January now, but I will update a healing photo. I can tell this is going to be a long journey :(
So I am posting this after a week and half after treatment. This time i had incredible blistering and its taken a while to heal. The nurse at the clinic stated they had a new laser, so I think I may wait a few more weeks then usual before my next treatment. I am so scared I may scar, so i am covering it in vitamin E oil and bio oil. Any tips on preventing scaring I will be truly grateful for. Its now been a nearly a year since I started so I can see some changes, but I was hoping for some more. But its all about the positive thinking :D.
Another treatment, with no blistering this time (thank goodness). Its been a long time between treatments this time, due to work commitments. Slowly seeing changes, but defiantly is a long process.