Be honest – are you wondering if home tattoo removal is possible?
Many people will tell you it’s just not possible …
But they are wrong 🙂
You can remove your tattoo at home safely and painlessly with a system I have been recommending for more than five years.
This is no “pie in the sky” “here today and gone tomorrow” method …
But it may not be a method that suits you 🙂
Here are 5 tips to help you decide whether home tattoo removal is right for you.
Tip 1. Ignore most of the information on the internet.
But not what I am about to tell you 🙂
Seriously, if you want to end up without scars and pain, you should ignore most of what you read on the internet about home tattoo removal.
There are lots of crazy ideas, some even downright dangerous …
Some people recommend you …
- burn off tattoos with curling wands or irons,
- use salt, pumice or apricot scrub to scrub the tattoo out, or even to use
- battery acid to burn off the top layers of skin.
Others recommend using
- bleach (domestic or industrial!)
- razor blades or
Now, I don’t know about you, but as soon as the instructions say you need to have sterilised gauze to hand, I have to look for an alternative 🙁
If you need bandages, you are going to bleed and that means pain 🙁 Then there is the risk of scarring and infection. Enough said?
Tip 2. Talk to friends and family members about home tattoo removal.
I guarantee you will get conflicting advice. That is good! It will make you consider the alternative methods of tattoo removal.
Some may be able to talk from personal experience, perhaps even show you the results.
Do the methods they used appeal to you?
Is home tattoo removal really such a good idea for you? Do you have the discipline needed to follow the special massage techniques needed to help break up the ink?
Or would it be better to pay to have that tat removed?
After all, a half removed tattoo is not a pretty sight. (And, it’s always going to remind you that you didn’t finish the job).
Tip 3. Think about the costs involved.
We are told that the most popular method of tattoo removal is by laser. It’s also the most expensive. To be fair this is partly due to the investment in the machines … but it is known to be a very profitable business.
Stay with me here 🙂 …
In the UK, the use of lasers for cosmetic purposes was de-regulated in 2010. This means anyone can set themselves up in business and offer laser tattoo removal.
It is possible you could be offered cheap laser home tattoo removal. While this might sound tempting, you would be wise to turn it down …
In the US, the rules differ from State to State.
Wherever you are, you would be wise to ask if the person operating the laser is properly qualified to do so …
And don’t be fobbed off with the fact that they have medical training. That does not qualify them to use a laser.
Ask what specific training they have had on the use of the laser.
- where they trained,
- how long the course was and
- whether it was practical as well as theory.
It could be that someone offering cheap laser treatment has bought a laser from China ($2 500) and is looking for business. They may have little training – perhaps only “manufacturer trained”…
This usually means just following the guidelines in the User Manual that came with the machine – and they may want to practice on YOU!
And, a cheap laser doesn’t have the strength to remove some colours satisfactorily, no matter how many sessions you have.
Dermatologists report increases in patients suffering from scars due to poor laser tattoo removal. You don’t want to be one of them!
Tania had her tattoo removed by laser – watch the video to see she shares her experience here – and even tells you what questions you should ask the operator before you go ahead with tattoo removal 🙂
Yes, it would be cheaper to use apricot scrub, salt, a curling wand or battery acid but you need to consider your pain threshold and the scars you would be left with …
There is a guaranteed way to remove your tattoo at home, without any risk of pain or scarring. It will cost you about $15 a month to buy the necessary ingredients, some of which you are quite likely to already have at home 🙂
This system is
- scientifically proven to work and
- dermatologist approved but you need to be able to
Tip 4. Set a schedule and stick to it.
A tattoo is meant to be permanent. There is no “quick fix”. This is because the tattoo ink is placed into the dermis, the second layer of skin. This is the problem. It’s not as though it’s on the surface and can just be brushed off.
No tattoo removal method is “instant.” For example,
- Surgical methods may need plastic surgery to hide the scars even after the time taken for the wound to heal …
- Tattoo removal creams take months to fade a tattoo …
- Many appointments are needed for laser tattoo removal – two years of treatment every 6 – 8 weeks is not unusual.
Are you disciplined enough to follow a simple system for a few months?
Do you have the willpower to set a schedule and stick to it?
This is the only way home tattoo removal is going to work … it’s going to take 6 months or thereabouts to remove black tattoos, longer for colours.
Tip 5. Allow yourself extra time.
Mull over these tips. Are there other facts you need to consider? It’s a big decision you are about to make – don’t rush into it.
Only you can decide if home tattoo removal is the right option for you …
If you think it might be, watch this video and check out my recommendation here 🙂