Six Things You Should Know Before Removing Your Tattoo

1. Talk to an expert

Before getting your tattoo removed, it is extremely important that you consult someone who is experienced in laser tattoo removal.  They will be able to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about removing the tattoo or not.

2. Understand that laser tattoo removal takes time

Tattoos are not something that can be removed overnight.  Fully removing them takes time.  The exact amount of time will depend on the size and location of the tattoo.  Even for very small tattoos, expect at least a few laser treatments before the tattoo is gone.

3. Research the different lasers that are used to remove tattoos

There are different lasers including the Astanza Trinity and the PicoSure.  You should make the decision on which laser you want based on the color(s) of your tattoo.

4. Learn about potential side affects

Although not everyone will have side affects from laser tattoo removal, it is still important to be aware of what they are.  Side affects can be anything from burns, scars, and lightening or darkening of the skin.

5. Make sure removing your tattoo is what you want

Once you finish your laser treatments, your tattoo will be completely gone.  Take time to think about the tattoos meaning and see if it is something you would regret getting removed before you follow through with the laser tattoo removal process.

6. Laser tattoo removal is not cheap

If you decide that you do want a tattoo removed, it will be a pricey process, but it will be worth it in the end.