Questions To Ask Before and After Tattoo Removal

Tattooing has been growing in popularity and while more and more people put on their once-thought favorite ink onto their bodies, a greater more experience some level of tattoo regret some point during their lives. Some people choose to ignore it, while some may attempt a cover up by inking a larger tattoo onto their old tats — but with the modern technology of laser tattoo removals and surgical removal procedures, many people opt to get rid of their tattoos once and for all.

To avoid the same mistake of rushing in and making a quick tattoo removal decision, it is wise to pause and rethink of some Questions To Ask Before and After Tattoo Removal. What is your real reason for removing your tattoo? Is it because it has lost it’s meanings after you and Bob broke up? Or is it because your boss has hinted to you to get that tattoo removed should you be eligible for a near-term promotion? Whatever your reasons are, it is crucial that you know exactly why you want that tattoo removed as a typical tattoo removal process would span a long period of time, with an average of up to 12 months before you can see significant results for your tattoo to be removed — and so you are going to need to have a strong dedication and commitment towards the whole process or else you risk wasting your time and money, not to mention the fact that by dropping out it could result in a worse looking tat than you had before. If you are unsure on the reasons on why you want your tattoo removed, you may want to check out our post on 10 Reasons Why You Might Want To Remove Your Tattoos to see if you fit under any of those categories. There are also Studies Into Reasons For Tattoo Removal which you may feel interested in viewing as well.

Another question that you should ask yourself is what are your expectations before and after a tattoo removal? If you have an aged tattoo that you have inked many years ago, then chances are the tattoo has faded a bit over time and you may be satisfied by using some tattoo removal fading products such as acids or removal cream that will further fade your tattoo but may not completely remove your ink from your body. If, however, you aim to have your tattoo completely removed, got the money, and the balls for some level of pain, then chances are a laser tattoo treatment would be best for you.

No matter which tattoo removal method you choose, you should always review some of the before and after tattoo removal photos of that particular product or service to get a more realistic expectation of the final outcome you can get. Below are some before and after a tattoo removal photos that you may see to get a rough idea of how others have fared with their tattoo removal treatments.


Tattoo Removal Before and After Photos

Below is the result of the new R20 technique that uses Q-switched laser on the skin.

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Tattoo Removal After

 Below is a patient’s wrist snapshot before and after a laser tattoo removal treatment.


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Before laser tattoo treatment

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After laser tattoo treatment

 Below is the result of a laser tattoo removal after 8 treatments.

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Laser tattoo removal before and after

 Below is a patient from Atlanta Georgia who wanted his tattoo removed before his daughter is old enough to see it. The laser tattoo removal was done using the VersaPulse® VPC Q-switched laser.

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Before a laser tattoo removal

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After a laser tattoo removal


As you can see, laser tattoo removal are very effective and are able to completely or almost completely remove the majority of your unwanted tattoos. In addition to just viewing the before and after tattoo removal photos, you should also consult your tattoo removal clinicians on the cost and terms of tattoo removal, for example — how much they charge per square inch of ink per treatment, and their per visit minimum charges, etc. Reputable clinics also would be offering soft guarantees in which they often offer free continuing treatments for up to a year should your tattoo ink is still clearly visible after your completion of the scheduled treatments.

All in all, we hope you find this article useful in considering the questions to be asked before and after tattoo removal. We will be sharing more in our future articles about the attention and care required for after a tattoo removal. Remember to bookmark our site for your future references!


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