Tattoos represent usually represent a period in our lives or people and things we love. A tattoo can also represent a thought that we somehow connect to the way we are.
However, life is long and our attitudes change. A tattoo that once seemed perfect for us is now nothing more than a meaningless message on our body. Or even worse – you have a reminder of a failed or simply ugly tattoo on you that you want to get rid of.
Whatever the reason for removing the tattoo is, there are several ways to do it.
1. Make-up to the rescue
A cheap way to go is to try and conceal the tattoo with a good concealer. These types of concealer are specifically made for concealing tattoos. They could help you make up your mind on whether you really want to get rid of it for good. There are many tattoo concealers on the market, so it could take some time until you find the one that truly works.
2. Homemade attempts
There are numerous DIY methods for removing a tattoo at home. Most people opt for them because they are very cheap. Still, they are successful on different levels, some of them being complete disasters, so you better be careful.
Hydrogen peroxide has proven to fade and lighten tattoos. There can be really good results but the ink will still remain under the surface of the skin.
Lemon juice also has a bleaching effect but it only affects the top layer of the skin. In other words, it won’t reach the deeper layers where the ink is.
Exfoliation with salicylic acid will probably burn your skin, but the results will not be satisfying. There will be some fading but it just isn’t pleasant for the skin.
3. Wrecking balm – at least it sounds cool
This is one of the newer products. It will manage to fade most of the tattoo. However, you have to be very disciplined and patient if you want it to succeed. It’s not painful at all but you will spend a lot of money indeed in order for it to work. Opt for this method only if you are completely prepared to apply the balm regularly for months and to pay a considerable amount of money for that.
4. Lasers to erase the tattoo from your mind, too
If you want to be sure that there won’t be any remains and annoying reminders of your mistake (or past life), laser is the way to go. Even though it will be somewhat painful, it will definitely turn out to be the most effective process. Bearing in mind you had to endure some pain while getting the tattoo, no point in avoiding it if you want to get rid of it for good. Reliable tattoo experts like those in Laser Tattoff will be able to tell you how many times you will have to sit through the process. The laser is pointed at the tattoo, breaking the pigments and leaving it to the body to dispose of it.
5. Removal creams for the really patient ones
There are various removal creams on the market. If you want to try it out, make sure you choose the right brand. Some brands offer three types of creams in one, each one of them with a different purpose. By regularly applying them you could remove the tattoo within 3-9 months. One of the creams usually serves to prepare the skin for the other two products. The second cream breaks the particles of the ink in the skin. The third one enhances the process of destroying the ink. The thing here is that you have to be diligent and patient. And also ready to spend a significant amount of money on it until you notice the results.
6. A bit of cutting won’t do you any harm
If you don’t want to experience any pain at all but you are ready to spend a couple of days in the hospital, you can try plastic surgery. It is not as expensive as you think, and it includes having another layer of skin “attached” to the tattoo area.
Tattoos are a quite permanent memory of your previous experiences and attitudes. You may have believed you will never regret some of them but you still have found yourself standing corrected. In that case, don’t be too harsh on yourself. Removing a tattoo will be like deleting something from your life you don’t need anymore because you have moved on. Whatever method you choose, be patient and let your body heal properly. And next time you want a tattoo – give it a lot of thought.