Did that fancy Japanese word tattooed on your left shoulder blade became unreadable so that even Japanese can’t tell what it means? Or does that gun tattooed on your wrist clash with your current image of high school teacher? If so, you will be relieved to know that it’s something you can fix.
Up till recent years it was believed that tattoo couldn’t be erased, however these days we have solutions even for this self-inflicted trouble. The solution comes in form of lasers – seems like this incredible invention can sort most of our problems.
Lasers can target individual pigments within a tattoo, however the more colors you have, the more difficult it will be. If your tattoo contains many different color pigments, your doctor might need to use more than one type of lasers to target different colors.
In addition, tattoo cannot be erased in one day. You’ll need about five treatments approximately one month apart to completely erase all traces of tattoo from your skin. The procedure is not exactly painless, but as the treatment progresses the pain gradually decreases. Fortunately, the treatment doesn’t last longer than ten minutes and a topical anesthetic can be used to decrease pain.
Your skin is likely to lose its pigment for a while, but eventually it will get restored.