When I was 16 years old, I made (what i though to be) a very wise decision and decided to get a tattoo on my left foot. The tattoo was a very irrelevant flower with some form of tribal on the outside. Looking back, I now accept that this was a silly mistake.
My sister has recently had a large tattoo on her thigh and, thankfully, after finding out that her tattoo parlor also performed laser tattoo removal, she was more than happy to refer me. I went down to the tattooist the following day and booked my first session, the lady was very welcoming and friendly and told me everything I needed to know about the process. After feeling reassured about the process I then decided to book my first session for the following week. I have to admit, I was VERY nervous.
On the day of my first session, I had a very long form to fill out concerning my health, most of the questions were understandable and were regarding my skin type, medical history, medications and lifestyle. After completing the form I was then reassured by the lady who was going to be performing the removal as she tried to ‘calm me down’ by describing, in her opinion, what the process felt like, in her words “Its just like when you cook bacon and the fat spits at you, but constant”, but I have to admit, this did not calm me down.
The process itself took no more than 15 seconds and I have to admit, was very uncomfortable. The best way I can describe it is, its like a rubber band being flicked at your skin, but constantly.
I have been advised to wait 8 weeks before my next session to allow the skin to heal, I have been told that I will need roughly 5 sessions to have it fully removed… oh the joy.