Anyone had a tattoo removed on their finger?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I haven’t had one on my finger but I did have one removed. It hurts but it’s quite brief. People always say it feels like being splattered with hot grease. It’s true. Afterward it’s quite hot and uncomfortable for a day or two. 

If it’s quite small you could look into having it cut off. Have you talked to a derm about it? 

Post # 5
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@BellieBee:  I hope it works out! What color is the tattoo? I know it works best if there’s a high contrast between the ink and your skin. I think mine worked quite well because I’m super pale and it was black ink. 

Post # 6
Member
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@AlwaysSunny:  did your tattoo remove completely? I’ve had about 7 sessions and I don’t think it’s even close to removing. its about 4 x 4 inch flower. its outlined in black and orange and yellow in the middle. The orange and yellow has faded somewhat but the black is still there and very noticeable. I thought that the black was the first color to fade away but apparently not. This process is so expensive.

Post # 7
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@ilovemariah4:  It did. Mine came off completely after 5 or 6 sessions but the doctor said it was an exceptional case. I’m surprised that the black hasn’t come off yet. I know it’s a huge pain. Have you been waiting 3 months or so between sessions? 

Post # 8
Member
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@AlwaysSunny:  yea I know. When I researched tattoo removal it seemed that black was the easiest color to remove because it absorbs all wavelengths and that colors like orange and yellow would be difficult. Well its the opposite. Honestly I’m not happy with the results so far. It’s so expensive. I’ve been waiting 6 weeks in between sessions. I trust the nurse that’s doing them because every time I go in she tells me she keeps going higher and higher on the wavelength or something like that. It’s frustrating. I feel like I’ve paid enough and wish they would give me a discount or something. i started with a package of 5 sessions and they pretty much assured me that I will see a big difference. Nope. They were wrong.

Post # 9
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@ilovemariah4:  I would wait at least three months. It can take a long time for it to heal. I just looked online but it seems like different doctors have different opinions based on your specific details. The range is 1 – 6 months so I would space your sessions out a bit more. 

Post # 11
Member
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ive had 7 or 8 sessions as well on the back of my neck. I still have a ways to go but its definately faded and i feel like i can finally wear my hair up at work without this big black monstrosity pocking out. there was one session where i was one of the first to use the new lasey and they set it too high which i think will leave a scar, that was the worst of the process though. Ive been going every 6-8 weeks sonce last christmas. I think it feels like elastic bands being popped off the skin… Some areas create a louder and more painful pop then others, but its tolerable. You can use some topical anesthetic called emla if you find it too painful to bear, but i didnt find the anesthetic did much for me and some doctors say it can increase the number of sessions you need, so ive stopped using it. Good luck!

Post # 13
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@BellieBee:  Mine faded a bit even after the first treatment. You have to give it some time though. At first it will look pretty much the same. The laser just breaks up the particles, it doesn’t erase them. After some time the broken up ink will be absorbed by your skin. Like I said above I would wait at least 3 months. Best of luck! 

Post # 15
Member
518 posts
Busy bee

@BellieBee:  I’ve had removal on 3 tattoos and it will look the same after immediately. The laser basically breaks up the ink and then your body’s immune system removes it over the course of time, so that’s why you wait in between sessions, to see how much your body removes. It will fade after the session. On 2 of the tattoos I had removal on, they’re gone and look almost like normal skin, but the 3rd one I had removal on scarred really badly. It still looks better than the tattoo, if I didn’t point it out you probably wouldn’t notice it, but I was not happy about the scarring. The doctor was highly recommended by several other doctors and she has years of experience but my skin was more sensitive than she expected so it just goes to show your body can react differently. Good luck!

Post # 15
Member
1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2019

BellieBee :  hi! Did yours ever come off? Going through this now and it’s awful! Thx!!

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