Shedding the Past

tattoo_removalThere are many reasons that our customers come to us wanting to remove a tattoo. One of the most common is that the tattoo represents a certain stage in the person’s life that he or she has outgrown.

The beautiful thing about a life is that each of us is constantly evolving. Events and people

change us in ways big or small. A single epiphany can turn our lies in a completely different direction, or a new set of friends can give us new perspective. Time has a way of mellowing us out, and turning us toward the path we were meant to be on.

A tattoo is a permanent representation of who you are a specific time of your life. It may be the name of someone you think will be with you forever, it can be a raucous envelope-pushing display meant to demonstrate a rebellion against convention, it might even be something silly or crude that was done impulsively.

As usually happens, life has a way of changing us and sometimes a tattoo no longer fits our new selves. Maybe you found a different soul mate, discovered that there are other ways to rebel, or regret the impulsive tattoo that no longer fits who you are.

It’s easy to change and adapt our look to fit our changing personalities. Hair styles can easily be updated, new clothing can be bought, we can even refine our vocabulary and the people we choose to associate with.

Unfortunately, tattoos from the past don’t scrub off so easily, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to be stuck with your past forever. If you’re ready to move on, give us a call at North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal.

We own the most advanced type of laser, which can finally take off that last relic of your old life. Depending on the size, coloring and age of your tattoo, you may have to come in for multiple visits, but we can promise that we will get the tattoo off.

So, celebrate all of the changes that have occurred in your life, and accept that you’ll never be done changing and evolving. Take care in the way you represent yourself today (especially when it comes to permanent marks like tattoos), because you might be someone totally different next year, next month or even tomorrow.

For more information on laser tattoo removal, call North Houston Laser Tattoo removal at (281) 440-GONE.


More People are Getting Tattoos Removed

More People are Getting Tattoos RemovedIt is a fact many people are getting their tattoos removed and nearly a third of people with tattoos regret getting one, according to a new survey.

The survey findings, presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists, showed that men were more likely to have tattoo regret than women.

Tattoo regret was also three times more likely among men if they got their tattoo before reaching age 16, according to the survey. Meanwhile, the demographic least likely to regret a tattoo was women who got their tattoo after age 21.

But even though tattoo regret was relatively common among the study participants, not even half of those with tattoo regret said that they would get it, or them, removed, the researchers found.

The survey included 580 responses (53 percent men, 47 percent women) from people ages 16 and older (half of them were older than age 40), who had visible tattoos and visited the dermatology department East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust over a six-month period.

Laser Tattoo Removal is Effective & Safe, Proper Aftercare is Essential

Although laser tattoo removal is effective and safe, proper aftercare is essential to minimize discomfort or undesirable results.   Astanza, the manufacturer of the laser which we use here at North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, provides a detailed list of laser tattoo removal aftercare dos and don’ts on their website    Here’s an abbreviated list:

  • Keep the affected area covered with a thin layer of antibiotic ointment and a sterile gauze for the first 3 days. After 3 days, keep the area clean and dry for the remainder of the healing process.  If you do wash the affected area, clean it gently and pat dry.
  • To reduce pain and discomfort and swelling, apply cool compresses for the first 24 hours as often as needed. You can take acetaminophen-based pain reducers (e.g. Tylenol) but DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN as it can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
  • To use itching, use Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or hydrocortisone. Do not pick scabs or shave over the affected area as this increases the likelihood of scarring.
  • Wear a sunblock of at least SPF 25 for 3 months when out in the sun
  • See a physician as soon as possible if you see any signs of infection which Astanza describes as “honey-colored crusting, oozing, spreading redness”.

Whether you have recently had laser tattoo removal or are planning to have one removed, please take your aftercare very seriously to prevent issues with your skin and to ensure the best possible long-term results.  If you have any questions about the laser tattoo removal procedure, please contact North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal at 281.440.GONE (4663)


Spotless! Remove Dark Skin Spots

For years people have told you that you look much younger than you are. But lately, thanks to the age spots that have increasingly been appearing on your face and body, you feel like you’re carrying around a sign that says

“Hi, I’m Old.”

With the modern dermatological laser technology we use, removing these unwanted spots is actually quite simple. Within a few weeks, after just one treatment, the discolored skin will return to its normal color. It will be almost impossible to see where the removal was done. Using the same laser technology, we can also treat the following skin conditions:Sun Damage/ melasma

  • Birthmarks
  • Lentigo
  • Nevi
  • Freckles
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Discolorations in the epidermis or dermis

Sherry Not Cool With “I Love Mary”?

Unfortunately, tattoos often last longer than the love relationships they commemorate. Five years ago you thought you and Mary would be together for the rest of your lives.  But now you’re engaged to Sherry and having to see your pledge of love to your previous lover is an unpleasant and unnecessary jab to her heart that she will have to endure for the rest of your time together.

Unless you do something about it.   So this time, instead of showing your love by getting a tattoo, why not show it by removing the one that is hurting the one you now hold dear?

She’ll love you for it.  Give Laser Tattoo Removal a call for a free consultation.



The First Step is Free to Tattoo Removal

Scan and CallYou have heard so many things about getting your tattoo removed and now you think it is time to find out the truth for yourself.   The first step is getting a consultation and that step is free.   You need to find out what it will take from your time and money to get that really bad tattoo removed permanently.

There are many reasons why people get the tattoo in the first place and then usually even better reasons why they want to get it removed.   You may only want to get part of a tattoo removed so you can have it redone.  Or an entire tattoo removed for work related reasons.   The best way is to call and set up a free consultation or you can to the request quote form and fill it out and send a picture,  Make sure it is a .jpg file and not super large so we can see what we need to look at

Stopped Half-way on Tattoo now it Needs to be Removed

laser Tattoo RemovalSometimes the pain of a tattoo is just too much and the tattoo artist has to stop part way through. Or maybe you got a tattoo years ago just to get one and they artist knew you could not stand the pain so he went really fast and just threw something on you.

Someone may even have started a tattoo years ago and never had the money to finish it and now it looks terrible and it is time t get that tattoo removed completely. Well now you can get that tattoo removed. let us know and fill out the request for quote form. We will get right back to you and get that partial or ugly tattoo taken removed.

Fun Tattoo Facts

Tattoo facts Tattooing has been practiced for centuries, and along the way has created some pretty entertaining stories and body art. For how much of the population has a tattoo not too many people are knowledgeable about them. Here are some fun tidbits of tattoo facts that you can whip out next time your friend asks you to go with him to get his butterfly tattoo on his ankle touched up.

  • Tattoos are technically considered a minor medical procedure. Not sure if your boss will take the note from your tattoo artist excusing you from work though.
  • It was illegal to get a tattoo in Oklahoma until 2006
  • A man name Hollis Cantrell holds the world record for the most tattoos as of 2009 with 801
  • Tattoos on the lips last only 1 to 5 years and need to frequently be retouched
  • New York City’s most expensive tattoo artist charges $350 an hour
  • The first white man to have a Chinese character tattoo (on record) was American president James Polk
  • Maori women of New Zealand get facial tattoos to hide aging lines
  • Tattoos have been used to smuggle secret information  in times of war
  • As of 2010, The Marine Corps prohibits tattoos on the hands, fingers, inside of the mouth and wrists
  • Over 40 million people in the United States have tattoos
  • 26% of people with tattoos say that it makes them feel more attractive
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