Tattoo Removal

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    Question Tattoo Removal

    So years ago before I became a Christian I got a bunch of tattoos. I was young and dumb. One in particular I want to have removed ASAP. It has prevented me from wearing shorts in public. I won't post a picture because this is a family forum and the tattoo is offensive . The tattoo stretches from my knee to ankle. I do not want to get a cover tattoo done to hide it.

    Has anyone here had an unwanted tattoo removed? I'm going in for a consultation tomorrow. I do realize the price is going to far exceed what the tattoo originally cost. The office I'm going to will be using a C6 Medlite Laser.

    Fortunately my tattoos haven't prevented employment. I can wear long sleeves and collared shirts to cover them.
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    Go for a cover! A good tattoist can make stuff disapear with some more stuff. A friend of mine got some awful stuff covered with an eagle flying with a cross in its talons.

    It is realy cool, it looks much better than a pile of scars from laser removal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Man View Post
    Go for a cover! A good tattoist can make stuff disapear with some more stuff. A friend of mine got some awful stuff covered with an eagle flying with a cross in its talons.

    It is realy cool, it looks much better than a pile of scars from laser removal.
    Sorry, I forgot to put in my first post that I do not want to do any cover work. I'm done getting tattoos and just want this one removed.

    From videos and reviews I haven't run into much scarring with the newer lasers. I have seen some scarring from older lasers.
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    Im all inked up too. Some I like, some I dont. I just got a new one a couple months ago.
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    FYI there is a makeup called Dermablend that is designed to work on scars and heavy duty stuff.

    Or how about an ace bandage.

    I escaped the tatoo urge. Figured it was like buying a pair of jeans to wear the rest of my life.

    Good luck with your process.

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    There is a product called wrecking balm I have not used it but I have heard that it works pretty good.

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    Shorts and knee socks don't look too bad.
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    You can always burn the tattoo off.....course it's rather painful, and leaves scar tissue. Yes...forget cover-up work...it just adds to the mess. Ask one of your local tattoo parlors. If they can't help you, I don't know who can. I hear some form of citric acid is very effective. Only thing is, I think it has to be administered in the same way the original ink was. I may be wrong.

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    Good luck, I wish you the best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Shorts and knee socks don't look too bad.
    Have you been getting fashion advice from Chris again?
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    A rather offensive tattoo that stretches from your knee to your ankle? My dirty mind can only imagine what it is. But, sorry to say it pal, but its usually $150-$250 per square inch removal. A good tattoo artist may be able to turn it into the eiffel tower. I was thinking of getting that right below my ....ooops, thats right. FAMILY FRIENDLY FORUM.

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    I had a monster tearing out of my heart. I said it was all that was left.

    Then I was saved, next I was married and I found it to not be true.

    I had it covered with an Eagle and Flag. Funny thing is when I look hard...I still see that monster.
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    My sister has been working on removing her tattoo with some of the cheaper lotion stuff. Its working.. very slowly.
    I think with any method it wont be perfect and you have to live with that, but what you need is for it to be gone enough to not be shamefull, not for a beautiful leg. If its causing you grief spend whatever you are willing to spend and do it!
    Thankfully the only tattoo I have is the one on my ringer finger, and that one is never leaving.
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    Removing a tattoo of the size you describe would be a huge endeavor. Even for an experienced dermatologist (which is who I would see first) They may put you on a treatment plan using various laser and topical treatments. You don't want to have a scar that big on your leg it would not only look bad but could cause pain even after its all healed up.
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    I have an uncle who had a tat removed. It was done with laser. He said it hurt like hell, but it is gone. There is a very slight discoloration were the tat used to be, but you probably wouldnt ever notice it unless you know it is there.
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