What To Do With That Unwanted Tattoo

November 25, 2008 at 3:30 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , )


Let’s face it we all are human and have made some bad decisions in our life and one of those bad decisions might have been a tattoo. So if you fall into the category of “what the heck was I thinking?” when you got a tattoo you may want to listen up. There are a few methods you can go about to get that tattoo removed or make it go away temporally.

First and foremost, there is the dreaded tattoo laser removal that is very costly and involves you going to more than one session depending on the size and color of the tattoo. Also tattoo laser removal is very painful, more so than getting the actually tattoo. Also  9 times out of 10 you are left with scarring or the tattoo image is still faintly there. Also health insurance will not cover this procedure.

The next two methods are a little more strange and are not talked about very much. You can get it removed by sal abrasion which means your tattoo is rubbed down with salt and is sanded out and there is staged excision that actually cuts the tattoo design out in small portions.

Then there is the tattoo cover up. Keep in mind not all tattoos may be able to be covered up. The main reason is to cover up a tattoo the new tattoo design needs to be 2 to 3 times larger than your tattoo you are wanting to cover up. Also if you have a black ink tattoo the only thing that will cover it up is another black ink tattoo. The best thing to do is sit down and talk to a tattoo artist and discuss your options when it comes to covering up a unwanted tattoo.

The last way to temporally get rid of an unwanted tattoo is by using make up. A lot of Hollywood stars are forced to use make-up for their tattoos when filming a movie. Dermablend is a good make-up to use for this. It won’t get rid of the tattoo but if you have some sort of function you are attending and don’t want the tattoo to be seen this would be great for that.

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1 Comment

  1. jspooner said,

    good article. Another way is reinterpreting what it means to you.

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