Let’s Talk About Tattoo Removal Pain: Can You Bear It?
(Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.) Tattoo removal pain is one of the biggest obstacles to finally change your past inking. We’re here to clear things up.
When you got your tattoo, you will no doubt have thought that you were happy to have that design live on your skin forever.
Our lives change, and sometimes a decision that you made a few years ago doesn’t seem so great. There are many valid reasons for changing your mind about the tattoo that may have seemed like a great idea years before.
You’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of people regret their tattoo. But before you rush to have your tattoo removed, you’ll no doubt have some questions about tattoo removal pain.
So, let’s talk about tattoo removal pain. Can you bear it?
In this article, we’ll provide a tattoo pain comparison and give you all the information you need before getting your tattoo removed.
Why Should You Have Your Tattoo Removed?
There are many good reasons to have tattoos removed. These might include:
- The tattoo refers to an ex-partner
- You are concerned that the placement of the tattoo might put employers off
- The tattoo was poorly drawn or has faded over time
- You no longer like the subject of the tattoo
While in some cases, you can have tattoos covered over with another tattoo; this can weaken your skin. Often, it is better to have the tattoo professionally lasered off.
Can You Remove Your Own Tattoo?
You may have some trepidation about having your tattoo removed. The cost and pain are two major factors that tend to put a lot of people off.
These factors may lead you to wonder whether you can remove your tattoo yourself. You may have found some kind of DIY tattoo removal kit online.
It is important to understand that this type of kit is not only ineffective for removing tattoos, but it can also leave lasting damage to your skin and cause you more harm than good.
Having your tattoo removed is a process that should be carried out by a trained professional with the right equipment.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
If you are looking for a good comparison to the amount of pain that you might experience when you get your tattoo removed, think back to when you first got your tattoo.
Thankfully the amount of pain that you can expect to feel with laser tattoo removal is not so bad. Technology these days is making it less painful to get your tattoo removed.
Some people suggest that laser tattoo removal doesn’t even hurt at all, that it is only a nagging discomfort.
Many people compare the type of pain that you might experience to having your skin flicked with a light elastic band.
Are There Ways to Manage Tattoo Removal Pain?
Tattoo removal doesn’t hurt very much. There are ways of managing tattoo removal discomfort. For instance, prior to the start of the tattoo removal process, your technician will apply a topical solution to numb the skin in the area of the tattoo.
If you are in any discomfort this can be managed with simple painkillers.
Does Tattoo Removal Leave Scars?
There are occasions when tattoo removals will leave very minor scars; however, in most cases, it won’t.
The reasons for scarring often have very little to do with the actual tattoo removal process and more about how well you take care of your skin after the treatment.
There are several ways that you can take care of your skin following tattoo removal; these include:
- Not smoking
- Not picking at scabs if they form around the tattoo
- Avoiding excessive sun as this will cause blistering
Keeping your skin in good condition will aid the healing process after the laser tattoo removal treatment.
How Much Does it Cost to Have Your Tattoo Removed?
Prices of tattoo removal will vary depending on what needs to be removed. The size and the amount of detail on the tattoo will play a major factor in how long the laser tattoo removal treatment will take.
Speak with your tattoo removal technician to get advice on how much your tattoo will cost to have removed.
How Does Tattoo Removal Work?
The tattoo removal process uses state-of-the-art technology to remove your tattoo from your skin. The tattoo removal technician will use a high-temperature laser to target the ink in the tattoo.
The laser is designed to break down all of the metal in the ink that gives it its permanence. Once this tattoo’s ink is broken down, the body will eventually absorb them, and the tattoo will fade and disappear.
How Long Does Tattoo Removal Take?
The length of time it takes to remove a tattoo will vary depending on the size, the amount of detail, and the density of ink used. However with Better Off’s tattoo removal process you can remove a tattoo in one hour or up to four sessions of 15 minutes to an hour.
The age of the tattoo will also be a factor, as will the colors. Older tattoos tend to be the easiest to remove, while tattoos that use reds, yellows, and white inks can take the longest.
A tattoo removal session will usually last for between 15 minutes and an hour. It can take anywhere between three and ten sessions to remove a tattoo. The average number of sessions will be about three.
You will need to wait between sessions. The time that you wait could be between three weeks and three months. Some tattoos could be completely removed within a few months. In the case of more complicated tattoos, this could take up to a year.
Book Your Appointment Now
Do you have a tattoo that you regret? Did the tattooist create a masterpiece on your arm or body?
Tattoo removal pain is something that can be easily managed and is nothing to worry about. Our trained technicians will talk you through the process and make you feel at ease throughout the entire treatment.
Get in touch to book your appointment today.