Why would you remove a tattoo

    When most people think about getting a tattoo they are fully aware that it will be permanent. People who are so excited about getting a tattoo for the first time they may not think about the permanency of a tattoo, and end up changing their mind and decide that they are not happy with their body art anymore. Two major reasons people want to get their tattoos removed is the tattoo didn’t come out like they wanted or they got a significant others name which is no longer so significant.

    No matter what the reason is, the person who wants their tattoos removed should start thinking about having a laser tattoo removal procedure done to them. In order to understand tattoo removal, you need to understand the tattoo process itself. Tattoo ink is injected to the upper skin layers and the ink and the skin molecules become one, in other words the ink bonds with the skin.

    Laser tattoo removal is considered the best method, as well as the safest method to separate and break up the pigment. The laser will penetrate and eradicate the skin molecules but at the same time the light of the laser will stimulate the production of blood flow, which will aid in repairing the damaged skin tissue. Usually 6-10 treatments are needed depending on color, size, and depth of tattoo.

    The Process Of Getting A Tattoo Removed

      Individuals who are seeking tattoo removal should start by consulting with a tattoo removal specialist. X-Tattoo offers free consultations to discuss what treatment options may work best.

      Treatment time and amount of treatments depend on size, shape, color, age of tattoo, homemade or professional, depth, location, skin type and any skin conditions.

      Before the treatment, some physicians recommend a non-aspirin pain medication that does not act as a blood thinner, such as Tylenol (aspirin and ibuprofen can cause bruising). Discomfort varies with every person, some people compare getting a tattoo removed to a rubber band snap on the skin.

      The laser used for tattoo removal targets the tattoo pigment with short bursts of high-intensity light from the laser. The laser penetrates the skin but only targets the tattoo pigment, sparing the surrounding tissue from damage.

      Our treatments are every 5-6 weeks to give your body time to heal and to get the best results with no scarring.


        X-Tattoo Program

        The X-Tattoo Program was founded in 1995 by Doctor Acharya with the purpose of helping children and young adults to get their lives back on track by removing Ink from their past. The Tattoos may have linked them to gangs or prison or prevented them from getting employment. Doing this gives them a fighting chance in our community to change their lives around and steer them towards a brighter future. This program started out as a free community service but do to budget restraints, the company had to start implementing a small fee to cover the cost and maintenance of the laser.
        Dr. Acharya and Dr. Mannes volunteer their time to this program which makes the price unbeatable. Unlike other places that have laser technicians, X-Tattoo always has a doctor on hand to perform all procedures.
        The Juvenile program lets children under the age of 18 get all gang related tattoos removed at an affordable price.  We also work with juvenile correction facilities in hope that the children will have a clean slate when they get released.
        We don’t only work with children and young adults, we work with people of all ages and do not discriminate against your past. It’s never too late to change your life.

        For more information please contact us at 480-306-4198


        Think Before you Ink

          So the event you commemorated with a tattoo is something you’d rather not remember. Or the tattoo you got in your 20s no longer reflects the real you. How can I  get rid of your “tat”?

          Today’s laser technology makes it possible to eliminate or fade most tattoos In the past, tattoos were surgically shaved, scraped or frozen off, or peeled away with chemicals.Sometimes this would leave a scar.

          A few points to pounder before you INK…….

          1. Not all tattoos will disappear

          It’s important to set your expectations by speaking with a laser treatment expert. Some tattoos fade only partially after these treatments.

          2. Older is better

          How long ago did you get your tattoo? The answer makes a difference. Older tattoos fade generally more easily with laser treatments than newer ones.

          3. Body placement matters

          Where did you get your tattoo? Fading is generally slower for tattoos located further down the arm or leg.

          4. Who did it?

          Did you get an amateur tattoo? Those are usually easier to remove than professional tattoos.

          5. Different colors, different lasers

          No single laser can remove all tattoo colors. Different dyes respond to different light wavelengths. Black and dark green are the easiest colors to remove; yellow, purple, turquoise and fluorescent dyes are hardest to fade.

          6. Your skin may change

          Tattooing itself may scar or change skin texture, an effect often hidden by the dyes. If laser removal uncovers skin changes, you may be left with what looks like a “ghost” of your old tattoo.

          7. Sunscreen can help

          Laser treatments may darken or lighten skin pigment over and around the tattoo. Apply sunscreen before and after laser tattoo removal to minimize changes in your skin pigment. For the same reason, wait for your tan to fade before having a tattoo removed.

          8. The darkening effect

          Certain cosmetic tattoos, such as pink, white and flesh-colored lip liners, may darken immediately with laser therapy. This effect can usually be corrected with further treatment. If immediate skin darkening is a concern, the laser should be tested on a small spot first.

          9. Are you allergic?

          If you experienced an allergic reaction when getting your tattoo — intense itching and swelling — tell your doctor. Using a “Q-switched” laser to remove the tattoo may trigger a more serious allergic reaction.

          Finally, before getting more body art, remember that it is meant to be permanent. Make sure the tattoo you are thinking about is one you won’t mind having later in life!

          Tattoo Removal in Progress

            There are many reasons why someone might want to have his or her tattoo removed. As for me, I like tattoos and appreciate the art, but I never liked my tattoo. I regretted it and wanted it off.

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