我是纹身师gogo - How to get rid of your unwanted tattoos.
Tattoo can remain on your skin for the lifetime.
But what if you no longer like it?
Now more and more people choose to have tattoos, but there are also some people who want to use laser to remove tattoos.
This is not because tattoos are getting worse. There are always a variety of reasons, such as, for example, having broken faith; lovers breaking up, or simply because they don't like this tattoo anymore.
I also experienced the tattoo removal process a few times, since it turned out I am allergic to the purple pigment.
For the treatment of the "tattoo pigment poisoning allergic rejection syndrome", I decided to use my own skin to make an experiment -- try to use the laser to remove the purple part of my tattoo, and hopefully solve the problem of my allergies at the same time.
Laser tattoo removal is the most common way of tattoo removing in China. In this article you will see some basic introduction of the principle of laser tattoo removal.
Our skin can be divided into two parts: superficial epidermis and the lower dermis.
The regeneration cycle of our epidermis is very rapid, but the dermis does not renew and fall off. When we make tattoos, we put the pigment into the dermis so that the tattoo can be permanent.
So, of course, getting rid of tattoos is not an easy job.
So as a tattoo artists, we have to be patient and ask our clients carefully, are they really fond of this tattoo design, willing to carry it for the rest of their lives. If this client just simply do it for fashion trend or whilst prompted by a sudden impulse, we have to confirm that they won't regret.
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When the laser shoots into the dermis, the pigment particles will be crushed to tiny little pieces, then, by macrophages uptake or by discharge of blood circulation, metabolism pigment phagocytosis completes.
It means that the laser shoots into the skin and scatters the pigment on the dermis, and then absorbs it. But it's a long and painful process compared to tattoos. The tattoo removal is absolutely painful, similar to the feeling of being electrically shocked, while you can smell yourself being burned.
The tattoo removal process is at least three times more painful than the process of getting one. And what is more scary, a tattoo cannot usually be successfully removed at one time. Many darker tattoos require repeating the process of laser removal.
The best time period between each month of tattoo removal is 3 months.
The scab process after tattoo removal is super disgusting!
In four years this piece of skin experienced all kinds of torture. In my case the laser wasn't able to really cure "acupuncture pigment poisoning allergy rejection syndrome", because the potential energy of the laser played catalytic role in toxic pigments, so those toxic pigments seep deeper and they are more difficult to get decolorizated now.
Also, it's really difficult to remove the purple tattoo completely with laser.
This tattoo is going to get covered by some purple flowers. The black and red lines are for preparation, and two Chinese characters "大吉" under the sketches is what ready to be covered.
Purple looks great！
Maybe we can share some of the reasons of why some colors in tattoos are difficult to remove.
The reason why we can recognize the color of an object's surface. The surface of an object absorbs some wavelengths of light and reflects some different wavelengths of light, thus showing a variety of colors. For example, a yellow object absorbs red light, a blue light reflects yellow light, a black object absorbs all light, and a white object reflects all light.
The current laser tattoo removal machine basically have two kinds of laser heads to choose, one kind is green bald, it is about 500 nm wavelength, another one is white bald, about 1000 nm wavelength.
When the laser hits the tattooed skin, the pigment absorbs the corresponding color laser light, then, some pigments get crashed.
According to the atlas, the wavelength of the green bald is in the yellow green region.
The complementary color of green is red or brown, so the red or brown tattoo absorbs in the green bald at this wavelength very well.
Therefore, the green head has a good effect on the reddish tattoo.
The white bald is outside of the visible region.
Black absorbs lasers of all wavelengths and absorbs better laser light at this wavelength.
For yellow, green and other colors, although they can absorb the laser energy of white bald, but the absorption effect is far less than black or blue.
Therefore, the truth of the tattoo removal is: red and black is easy to remove, and maybe can completely disappear. But other colors are difficult to totally remove.
The next question is whether the laser will make scars or not.
However, as long as the equipment is qualified and used with appropriate techniques, lasers don't make mistakes. It only effects to the dark color spots on your skin, and ignores the light color spots.
The most important part is how the clients deal with the tattoo removal aftercare. They must obey all the doctor or tattoo artist's advise.
If you are not ready to go through the process of tattoo removal, you can do a tattoo cover.
Although we have a laser tattoo removal machine in chushangfeng, we do not recommend clients to use it. Coverups in my opinion are always better :)
The lady no longer wants the letters on her back.
Rather than experiencing the pain of removing them, let's make some minor changes on the basis of the original, still nice.
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