Getting Tattoos Versus Laser Tattoo Removal

Ever since ancient times, tribes have been piercing each other’s skin with ink to construct what we know now to be tattoos. They have been popular for quite some time now, although previously not in mainstream society. Nowadays, tattoos are a very common thing. People from all walks of life have gotten tattoos for various reasons- both meaningful and not. It has become quite a popular way for expressing one’s ideals, beliefs, traditions, sense of self, etc. But why?

Could it be that mainstream society has created a norm? A norm of inking one’s body? Perhaps one can say that this is true. But, if that many people are getting tattoos and considering it to be a societal norm, aren’t there just as many people that don’t agree that is it a “norm”? There must be. Those are the people who are against getting tattoos in general and the people who’ve gotten them and have realized that they regret it. Tattoos are no longer a thing of permanence. This is the future. It is no longer ancient tribal times. We now have things such as laser tattoo removal to make our lives easier; to make our lives more uncomplicated.

 

 

 

Tattoos are becoming less of a mainstream idea as conservatism returns to society at large. This conservatism comes from political parties, religion, and old traditions resurfacing, etc. Not getting them or getting them removed is becoming more and more popular as time goes on.

Tattoos are not acceptable in certain aspects of society such as the workplace, church, etc. Also, many people find that they regret the tattoos that they’ve gotten when they were young and naive and wish to get them removed. Therefore, laser tattoo removal has become more and more desirable. You can erase mistakes, fit into society better, and start over fresh.

  
 
 
 

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Most people have heard so many stories about getting their tattoos removed.  It is really not that bad and some people hardly feel anything, some have a pretty intense sensation.  Multiple factors; Location of tattoo i.e. thin skin, area where a lot of sensory nerves are.  Amount of ink in tattoo. Most important-your pain tolerance

Most people describe it like a strong rubber band snap,, but quickly goes away.  Remember we have the zimmer cryo unit which shoots super cold air over the area that is being treated.

AFTER Treatment-feels like a sunburn, they can have some swelling, pin point bleeding, and occasionally a blister.   This is all normal.

 

How Safe is it to Remove a Tattoo

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to getting a tattoo removed. The bad news is that tattoos are meant to be BadTattoosMeatTrampStamppermanent, and even state-of-the-art removal techniques won’t work for everyone; your chance of success varies with your skin color and the tattoo’s pigments and size.

It is safe to get a tattoo removed.  Many people over 40 now are thinking about getting one or all of their tattoos removed.  There is more technology available today to get tattoos removed.  Laser tattoo removal can be done in one or more more sessions depending on the type and size of the tattoo.

One of the side effects can be slight scaring, but most tattoos can be removed.  Call us for a free consultation to start the process to get your tattooed removed today.

 

 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Well, we take a scalpel and…just kidding! At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we get rid of your ink using good old fashioned science. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll assess your tattoo and provide you with an estimate on how many sessions you will likely need and what the approximate cost will be for the full treatment (see our previous blog posts on the cost and timing of laser tattoo removal).
 
On your first appointment, you’ll meet our Q-Switched laser, which is the main tool we use to get rid of your tattoo. We’ll give you special glasses to protect your eyes and then apply the laser to your tattoo.
 
The laser works by producing pulses of light energy. The light passes through your skin, hits the ink below and breaks up or “shatters” the ink. This doesn’t happen all at once. Clients may need to come in for multiple visits.
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As the ink is shattered, your body will naturally absorb it and flush it out of your system. After each treatment, we ask that you keep the treated area covered for three days and regularly apply an antibiotic. We also strongly suggest that you avoid pools or baths, though showers are okay.
 
You should know that there are several different tattoo removal lasers on the market. Some of the lower-quality brands aren’t able to fully break own difficult tattoos. They don’t apply as much light energy and can’t reach the deep ink.
 
Lucky for you that at North Houston Laser Removal, we use the best laser possible, which means that when you sign on with us, your tattoo is as good as gone.
 
If you’re worried about the pain of the procedure or the cost, be sure to read our previous blog posts on those topics. If you still have questions about how our treatment works, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (281) 440-GONE. One of our friendly technicians would be happy to explain more or to help you schedule an initial consultation.
 

Is It Possible To Remove your Fancy Tattoo

Your  fancy tattoo seemed like such a good idea at the time, but now it may not have the same meaning for you.
 
Many women take the plunge and go for creative fancy tattoos, which is, in essence, a procedure that tattoos desings onto a women’s body. Most women love the outcome, but, of course there are those who, for one reason or another, suddenly wish their exotic tatttoo wasn’t so permanent.Steps to Tattoo Removal
 
 
 However, it is usually not cheap or easy, and there are side effects.
 
If you choose to receive laser removal treatments to lose your tattoo, be aware that we will be applying a laser to very delicate areas of your body. The removal may require multiple treatments, and you could see redness and swelling as a result of the treatment. The treatment itself will also be somewhat uncomfortable (see our previous blog post about the pain of laser tattoo removal).
 
In a small amount of cases, the treatment area may develop scars. This is your body we’re talking about, so be aware of all the risks involved before you agree to the procedure.
 
If you are considering removing your tattoo, we strongly suggest scheduling an initial consultation to speak with one of our knowledgeable technicians. They can make a recommendation based on your individual case and give you a price estimate as well as an estimate on the amount of sessions it will take to remove your tattoo.
 
For more information about tattoo removal, give us a call at (281) 440-GONE.

How Much Does Tattoo Removal Cost?

Some of the mistakes we make in life are permanent. Fortunately, tattoos don’t fall into that category. It is possible to remove almost any tattoo regardless of location, size, coloring or age.

Unfortunately, laser tattoo removal isn’t cheap. You didn’t think it would cost you pennies to get rid of that huge unicorn on your chest did you? (Another reason never to make big bets while drinking heavily)

The cost of tattoo removal will depend on a variety of factors including the size of the tattoo, the amount of ink used, the age of the tattoo and even the specific colors. Larger tattoos will require more and longer treatments, which will – not surprisingly – increase your overall bill. Warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges come off a little easier than cooler colors like blues, blacks and purples. The more ink in your tattoo, the more costly it will be to remove it all.

At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we use a state-of-the-art laser and well-trained technicians in order to give our clients the best result for their money.

To give you somewhat of an idea of the cost of laser tattoo removal, a small 2 X 2” tattoo will cost approximately $90 per treatment. Keep in mind that most tattoo removals require between five and fifteen treatments. Again, size and ink usage will play a big role in how much each individual treatment costs and how many treatments the tattoo requires.

The best way to figure out how much it’s going to cost you to never see that unicorn again is to drop by our office and let one of our technicians take a look. When we assess your tattoo, we’ll be able to tell you how many treatments we think it will take and an approximate cost per treatment.

We also offer discounts if you pre-pay for your treatment.

Ready to get rid of your tattoo forever or at least see if it’s in your budget? Give North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal a call at (281) 440-GONE.

 

Tattoo Permanence: A thing of The Past!

Before, people would ink up their bodies with symbols, words- various markings if you will without a doubt in their minds that they’d have it on their bodies forever. Nowadays, we live with such technological advancements that we are able to remove said markings with a couple of easy procedures.

Remember, I said easy and not painless. Haha! These procedures showcase the future. They include methods such as dermabrasion, TCA, salabrasion, crysurgery, laser remocal, and excision. The most important and popular is, however, laser removal. It is the least painful and most sought after for its grand results.

These results are miraculous to say the least. At each session, the tattoo pigment decreases, leaving the skin as rejuvenated as ever before. The tattoo is lightened over time until it has completely diminished from sight. It is truly an extraordinary thing. No longer must one suffer in silence with regret over a youthful mistake or silly misstep in life. Tattoo permanence is a thing of the past.

We now have state of the art machinery such as the Duality tattoo removal laser that produces a 1 joule pulse of 1064 nm energy to remove dark tattoos. We also now have the Astanza laser that also provides maximum power, sufficient to break down the ink of those difficult to remove tattoos.

These machines contribute to the success of laser tattoo removal. The machinery isn’t the only factor that does though. Others include the patients’ immune system, hydration, sleep, a healthy weight, a well balanced diet, exercise, and being a non smoking person. Although these factors aid in the healthy removal of tattoos, one must also remember what the treatment entails as well. It encompasses some pain. The pain can be categorized as discomfort. It is tolerable (or at least stated to be). It is said to be similar to hot oil. Many require some form of anesthetic to dull or mask the pain. Other bypass the anesthetic and simply take the pain as it comes.

Regardless, it is safe to say that tattoo removal is an innovation of the future. Whether painful or not, no matter which machine you use, it is a gift to mankind. Tattoos are no longer a thing of permanence. You can choose to live your life freely! Tattoo permanence is a thing of the past!

 

 

Full Back Tattoo Removed from Body Builder

Competitive Bodybuilders need to show off the work they have done to build a very defined body and in competitions a large tattoo can get in the way of showing of the details in their back muscles and other parts of the body.

Laser Tattoo Removal - Before

Laser Tattoo Removal – Before

Laser Tattoo Removal - After

Laser Tattoo Removal – After

 

The following is a testimonial from a Patrick, Professional Bodybuilder, 2017 Mr. USA Champion:

“Visiting North Houston Tattoo Removal was one the best decisions I’ve ever made.   I got my tattoos when I was younger, not knowing I would choose to be a competitive bodybuilder later in life.  I noticed that when I would compete, the tattoos would cover up the true definition my body had.

Well, North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal took care of that problem!!  Extremely professional and clean facility.  My tattoo was completely removed with no scarring at all.

It made a huge difference for me when it was time to compete again!!.  Definitely will be returning to have them remove the remaining tattoos.

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