Tattoo regret can and does happen. Thankfully tattoo removal can save the day and is the perfect solution if you want to get rid of some artwork. The process has come a long way, and tattoo removal London is now a safe and effective way to rid your skin of any unwanted ink quickly and relatively painlessly! Here are five things you might not know about laser tattoo removal.
1. The ink is not that deep
This is one of the biggest misconceptions, and we have people worrying about it every day. Their concern is that the ink is really deeply implanted into the skin. However, that is just not true. It sits deep enough that it doesn’t get damaged if a layer flakes off, but not deep enough that we can’t easily remove it. A tattoo sits beneath the epidermis (your skin) in the dermis layer and is no deeper.
2. Colour makes a difference
We can remove any colour tattoo, but there are some hues that are easier to deal with than others. Again, people mistakenly think black must be the hardest, but in reality, it is at the easier end along with green, dark blue and brown. The most complex colours are actually yellow, red, and orange – it can be done, but it might take a little longer.
3. There is no damage to the rest of your skin
Laser tattoo removal works by breaking up the pigment/dye that has been used to create the tattoo. Once it is broken up, your body’s immune system is able to remove it from your skin. So, if there is no pigment, the laser does nothing. Both your bare skin and the skin under the tattoo we are removing are not harmed. The process is very targeted and specific, so we can safely remove the pigment.
4. It can be a quick process
We often chat with potential clients who are worried that the process will take hours. It can take a long time to have a tattoo done in the first place because it is a work of art. However, laser tattoo removal is a different ball game, and it really can be quick. Depending on colour and size, you may need more than one session, but you will likely only be in the chair for a few minutes at a time. Then we rest for a period so your immune system can deal with the pigment and heal, and if needed, we do another session.
5. Demand is high
From your mate down the road to Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and others who walk the red carpet, the demand for laser tattoo removal is massive! There is no need to live with art on your body that you no longer like the look of. Going back for a coverup is one option, but by far, the best and most popular way to deal with the ex-boyfriend’s name or the constant reminder of a drunken misadventure in Ibiza is to have the offending tattoo removed.