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While many people like to think they will forever enjoy their tattoo, removal being the last thing on their mind when they are getting inked, however it is more than likely that a fair number end up wishing they had never gotten it. It can be so frustrating when this realization has been made due to how expensive or downright impossible it feels to have the tattoo removed. Luckily, with the advancement of technology and research invested into ink removal, there are a number of options that are available. Instead of automatically shutting out the idea of getting a tattoo removed, an individual can take the time to look into the different methods of tattoo removals and find a process that would work best with their budget and pain threshold.
Tattoo Removal Creams
If the undesired tattoo is rather small, than a fading cream might be the perfect thing to try out. Most creams are fairly inexpensive, being right around $100 for a product that can completely erase the tattoo. Popular brands include Wrecking Balm and Dr TATOFF. It is important to consider that these creams vary in effectiveness depending on the age, size, and colors used in the tattoo. If the tattoo is fairly small and doesn’t feature any bright colors, this could be the best solution for removing the ink at a reasonable price.
Tattoo Removal - Laser
The most popular method of removing tattoos for individuals who want to completely remove the pigmentation of ink on their skin is through undergoing laser treatments. While this can be very painful to undergo, it is often the only option for those who have very bright, large, or new tattoos. After a brief consultation with a tattoo removal specialist, the number of laser treatments needed is known, along with the overall cost. It can be very expensive to receive laser tattoo removal, but it is very effective in removing even the largest tattoos.
Permanent Tattoo Removal
Another method of removal that is used far less frequently than the others is surgery. The reason that this procedure is far less common then other procedures is due the pain and hit-or-miss results. Surgery works by the doctor removing a part of your skin, typically from your buttocks, and putting it over the tattoo. While it can definitely cover up even the most stubborn tattoos, it often looks obvious and you can be very prone to some kind of a reaction afterwards. This method is becoming far less popular with the introduction of laser treatments and the effectiveness they offer at covering tattoos.
Getting a tattoo to disappear can be so frustrating for an individual; especially with they are on a budget of some kind. With all of the different options that are now available for tattoo removal, it is important to consider each thoroughly until the best method is decided for the specific tattoo. If it is very small and aged, tattoo cream can be a great product to try out. However, if the tattoo is larger then surgery or laser treatments could be the only option.