(Closed) Tattoo Removal

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You either have to get laser removal or use wrecking balm. Wrecking balm will just fade it and then you can look into laser treatment. Good luck! I went through a similar stage and have one tattoo that I would like to cover up. ^_^

NOw for the one your sisters share…I would probably talk to them first. Usually those kinds of tattoos have meaning and it might be a slap in the face to your sisters if you got rid of yours. What kind of tattoo is it? Does it mean anything or is it some meaningless design you guys got at the spir of the moment? 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have no disclaimer. I got a tattoo when i was very young and i also never wear anything that shows it. 

Next week will be my 5th (i think) appointment for removal. Its fading quite well and they say i’ll probably need need about 8 treatments. It’s costing my about $120 each time i go but thank god it will be gone. I did A LOT of research on-line before i choose a clinic. I choose one that only does tattoo removal, nothing else. search your area on-line and something should come up. Make sure you research the clinic and feel comfortable with the clinic before you commit. 

Also, be aware it hurts way more than getting one! the only good thing about this it’s fast. they did mine in about 2 min or less and its the size of my hand, It’s all going well. Remember after each session you have to wear a bandage for about 6 days until the scab has healed. 

hope this helps! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My tattoo is a black greeny combo i think, so easiest to remove. They told me red was the hardest colour to remove. Good luck trying to get them removed, you will feel much much better then it’s gone i’m sure. 

Post # 9
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bestbuddies:   I am in Chicago too, and I am an esthetician that performs laser skin care services as part of my job. I don’t do tatoo removal because those lasers can only be operated by a dr, or possibly nurses too, but in the office where I work our dr. does it.

My advice though, because of my experience working in the field, would be go to a Dr.’s office for this. There is a higher chance of having an improperly trained person working on you at a medical spa or laser clinic. This is not universally true of course, but discount laser clinics and med spas pop up, and shut down, overnight every other day. The laws here in IL governing cosmetic laser services are pretty grey, so it’s easy to slip by with a staff of idiots who got a weekend training course at “lasers r us”.  The lasers for this proceedure are very strong and penetrate very deeply into the skin. It is a pretty heavy proceedure on a visible area of your body, and if you want it done right, with little chance of injury or scarring, go to a reputable plastic surgeon or dermatologist that you have researched thoroughly. Make sure the dr themself, or a medical professional such as a nurse or PA are performing the service.

Find out what laser they are using, and what brand/model and research it to make sure the technology is as current as possible.

Ask if they have any current or former patients you can contact to ask about the proceedure.

Research them just like you would a wedding vendor.  🙂

I’ve seen lots of tattoo removals done. In the end, with most,  you can’t even tell the tattoo was there.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oops! Double post.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bestbuddies:  I have heard really good things about Rittaca. I know that a few tattoo shops in the city recommend them even. If you don’t want to travel up to the North burbs, I would say check out Northwestern Hospitals derms or plastic surgeons, they may be a bit pricey though. Dr. Kovak is good, I know someone who used to work for him. I also have heard good things about a Dermatologist up in Lincoln Park, Dr. Tkalcevic. I know Dr. Memar’s name, but I don’t know enough about him to give an opinion. Just do yourself a favor, and do not go to that Chicago Lipo Institute. The dr. that runs that is the guy who has those cheesy commercials on the radio all the time, Dr. Tcheupdjian. It’s a chop shop, I have never heard anything but bad stuff about that place.

I just said to go to a dr to make sure you are being seen by a medical professional and not a sales consultant. A lot of doctors have a med spa in their office, which is fine. But then there are “med spas” that are run by 24 yr olds with no medical background that are just trying to make sales on laser packages, and the dr on staff pops in once a month to sign off on charts. Those places probably don’t even offer tattoo removal, but I just wated you to beware of those places.

 

 

Post # 14
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No problem! I’m happy I could help a little. Smile

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Good luck with your removal, the pain will be worth it! I’ve got my next appointment on Saturday. Can’t wait till i’m all finished with it. Don’t forget to take some photo’s of it before you get it removed, nice memory. 

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