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

Life is so wonderful when we focus on love for others and especially for ourselves. I am so happy that you are still here and a much happier person. The ink is the backstory of our lives but the focus is us. Sending you the best... READ COMMENT

You offer some wonderful, positive, and empowering words to those who are new to the world of ink regret and to veterans. Life has so much to offer, but often the ink regret takes center stage in the spotlight. I hope you are well... READ COMMENT

Aloha Barbiedoll90, I am very well thank you. I finished graduate school, am a counselor, and work with girls leading an empowerment group. I have had a total of 15 laser sessions, the last three or four without lidocaine with a new... READ COMMENT

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