Location: Hawaii
Member since 11/2/2012


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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 time and so the continuation of the journey began. What a nightmare!! The freehand drawing did not... READ MORE

Discussions started by kahelelani

What is your favourite after lasering cream or lotion?

I'm finding after five laser sessions that the skin is taking a beating.  I've tried aquaphor (don't like the petroleum greasy feeling), Palmer's cocobutter (it's good but... READ MORE

Recent comments from kahelelani

I have always thought that you were an amazing young woman, and I still do. Yes, some of us here are still struggling, chugging along, and many have come to terms with the ink and the long process of removal. And all of this is simply... READ COMMENT

Home laser removal apparatus are not approved by the FDA. In fact the FDA states "An effective and safe way to remove tattoos is through laser surgery, performed by a dermatologist who specializes in tattoo removal, says FDA's Mehmet... READ COMMENT

We are human, the Dalai Lama says, and we make mistakes. It is as simple as that. We are not perfect. READ COMMENT

First up, your English is amazing! It always amazes me how many people on this forum from other countries apologize for their English skills. Those of us that simply speak English should know how to speak other languages, it is very... READ COMMENT

I was thinking of you as I had Session #12 on Saturday 10th, fading is so slow, but constant. It is tough at times, but with this new doctor of mine and no lidocaine, I do not have any sad feelings afterwards. For years with the... READ COMMENT