Laser tattoo removal

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  1. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    So I'm not going into the W,w,w,w,w and H. Of t right now but I'm having a tattoo removed.

    It's going cost me $100+ hst each go
    And ill need up to 10 visits every 6 wks or so.

    Before:

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    After 1st session:

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    Video of laser in progress:

    T.b.upload soon

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattoo_removal
     
  2. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    hows the pain?
     
  3. Soren

    Soren Hiatus is the best way to control the urges..

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    So, had a falling out with the americn society of mathemagicians eh? Not surprising, given the recent policy changes. What a shame.
    Anyhow, really cool to see this thread, I'm interested to see how it plays out!
     
  4. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    Wiki says its like getting snapped with and elastic band or getting splashed with burning oil...
    I says it's more like the burning oil..
    It burns hair but the skin itself does nothing...
    However ... The Laser is super heating the ink ...
    And you do feel it .. It's like getting microwaved
    I'm to actually treat it like a burn with polysporin *CREAM*
    Not ointment!
    Over the next 6 wks it will continue to fade as my body removes the fragmented dry ink
    And is filtered by my lymphatic system. :)

    I can't say really if it hurts more or less then the tattoo..
    I felt faint and threw up for this tattoo ... It was my first.
    And but this was easier to man up.. Lol
    Maybe it was the blood ..?!? Or the going back and continued tattooing
    On already tender area? And length of time.
    The laser was only used for maybe 3-4 minutes.
    So that helps. But it's totally different sensation from tattooing.

    Oh and yea there is a sonic shock wave that breaks the dried ink so you only feel the laser when it hits ink, the skin tissue isn't brittle so it just absorbs the sonic shock wave. If its just skin it feels a little warm but nothing really until there's pigment ... Then you feel it more.
     
  5. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    hmm interesting..


    I have a couple tattoos.. and i dont plan on getting them removed.. but i always wondered what the removal process was like..
     
  6. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    Ya something like that... But my offspring is all mine so ... That's all that matters

    It also helps with cover ups. if its older then 2 sessions and its faded and can be more easily covered.


    Morning after update:
    So as expected, the darker and thicker area of ink have raised towards the surface and appear darker. But the thin line across the top of the "M" is faded.
    There's an outline of red around the tattoo and its a little swollen.
    I can see a couple of spots where the ink is trying to push out.
    It in the darker/thinker areas.
    So hopefully nextime it will really start breaking it up.
     
  7. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    So i decided to cover up instead.
    It was faded enough that its not super noticeable.

    The new tat is across all 5 fingers.
    S H (JDM) F T
    The jdm is sideways basically acting as the I. So it says "shift" on my left hand. Cuz im soooooo jdm bro lol.

    It still needs to be filled in and touched up. But heres the pics.

    Day of :
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

    Today( week later) image.jpg
     
  8. kingsoup

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    Sooo, you didn't like that first one, started to get it removed, and then did your whole hand to cover it up? But what if you don't like those tatooes in a few years? more burning oil!!! oh dear!
     
  9. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    I figure ill get my whole left sleeve done to cover it up.. Lmao
    I didnt like what that tattoo represented. Tattoos i have no problem with.
     
  10. RyanV

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    Hmmm...Is it opposite day? :D
     
  11. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    Obv dur
     
  12. kingsoup

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    fair enough man! as long as you like it! might as well go whole hog to get rid of it!
     
  13. IMPUL

    IMPUL Collector of fine japanese lawn ornaments

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    I need one more touch up. My hand doesnt take ink well.

    I am complamented and Asked at least once a day about it and did it hurt. I kinda shrug it off and say in some parts..
    But in reality there is no meat so yes.
    It feels like your being stabbed by 7 tiny needles 130 times a second and it hits bone. Over and near the joints and smaller bones it can hurt more.

    But i have a low pain tolerance i think. So.... It hurts while its being done. Then its just dull pain for a day or so. A headache is worse pain after the first few hours have passed and the burning feeling has subsided.

    I recommend t1's :) take like 4 ( if you can handle that much tylenol. )
    If you dont want the tylenol and still want the codine pain relief there are ways to go about doing that. Not that i condone that sort of thing.
     
  14. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    @IMPUL Also bad on the back and any meaty parts that are also nerve clusters.
     
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