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Tattoo Cover Ups and Tattoo Removal

tca-tattoo-removalSo the worst has happened and you have gotten a tattoo that you absolutely despise. Perhaps it was due to your own negligence and not caring for your new tattoo properly, which consequently led to the discolouration of your tattoo. Maybe you went to an artist that wasn’t as good as you had hoped. Or maybe you had a wild night and woke up in the morning with a tattoo you would rather not speak of. In any case, you’re in luck because tattoos can now be removed or covered up completely!

The cheaper and usually more favourable option is a tattoo cover up. It’s quite simple in the sense that all you need to do is get another tattooist to tattoo over your previous one in a design that would be more appealing. Luckily, most cases of tattoo cover-ups are because the tattoo and look more like a doodle as opposed to a beautiful piece of art. This is better for the cover up process as it makes the old tattoo much easier to incorporate into something newer. Another option is to partially fade your tattoo using laser tattoo removal and then get a new tattoo on top of it.

Some people believe that because a tattoo is old that aftercare is unimportant. This is completely false. Using a good aftercare lotion will keep your tattoo looking sharper for longer. Remember that tattoos fade over time as your skin ages.

In the event that you want your tattoo removed altogether, then you can opt for a full course of laser tattoo removal sessions. The PicoSure picsecond laser is the most advanced technology available. Depending on the size and complexity of your tattoo the price of this removal could be anywhere from £65 to £2000+. You will have to attend several sessions in which a technician uses a powerful laser to break up the ink particles in your tattoo so that your body can naturally remove them.

Even if you do get this process, aftercare is still paramount. Due to the fact that the laser is penetrating various layers of your skin, you may experience irritation among a variety of other symptoms.

Hopefully you can avoid many of these problems. Most people luckily don’t ever have to deal with them because they are responsible in regard to following the standard tattoo aftercare procedure, and more importantly in applying a good aftercare lotion to keep your tattoo moist. Here at After Inked we ensure that  we use the highest quality ingredients in our aftercare products to ensure that your tattoo looks beautiful for years to come.