Caring for your Skin after Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo regret is becoming rather common these days, and while there is no overnight removal treatment, it is possible to speed up the process. Depending on the type of laser technology used to remove your tattoo, the healing and recovery times can vary considerably.

Usually, for the first 30-minutes after your laser tattoo removal treatment, the tattoo will appear pale or white with slight swelling. It may also leave a hot, sunburn effect for a short while, and will probably remain red and swollen for a good part of the day, with possible pinpoint bleeding in areas that were heavily pigmented. Your doctor should prescribe an effective non-sensitizing antibiotic ointment to prevent scarring and help in healing, as well as pain medication to ensure comfort after the procedure.

How you care for your skin after removing a tattoo is more or less the same as when you had the tattoo. It is important that you cleanse the skin gently, and apply an antibiotic treatment to hasten the treatment. Don’t pick or irritate the skin after treatment, and keep checking for signs of infection, like unusual pain, swelling, and redness, so you can inform your doctor.

Tattoo Removal before a Tattoo Re-do

Before Tattoo Redo after Removal

Before Tattoo Redo after Removal

After Tattoo Removal and Redo

After Tattoo Removal and Redo











The time may come that you need to have a tattoo removed to have it redone. There may be a name or a picture of someone that needs to be taken off before the new tattoo that you want will look good.

Let us know and come see us for a free consultation. Fill out the contact us form and we can give you a quote or have you come in for a free consultation.

One Group Is Helping Liberate Women From Their Prison Tattoos

Remove Bad TattooMany men and women choose to get tattooed while incarcerated, but these prison inks come at a price. Prison tattoos are created using crude, improvised tools, and it is unlikely that the tattooer happens to be artistically trained. The result is often a poor quality tattoo that can stigmatize the prisoner when they finish their sentence and return to the outside world.

In Poland, a social rehab center call Pedagogium The College of Social Sciences has been helping female prisoners integrate back into the general population in a very unique way. In partnership with creative agency Isobar Poland, the program covers up women’s jail tattoos with professional, beautiful “Freedom Tattoos.”

Here is an incredible video about the program. Get out some tissues!

Of course, this amazing program can’t possibly help everyone with a prison tattoo they regret. Also, not every person may want to cover up a prison tattoo with another tattoo. Some would prefer to remove the tattoo altogether. At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we can help you clean away the slate of your prison years…at least where your tattoo is concerned!

Make Sure The Tattoo Removal Place is Legitimate & Safe

There are so many places in the Houston area that say they remove tattoos, but you need to make sure that they follow all procedures for safe tattoo removal.  If they offer to give you a pain killer injection like lidocaine before the procedure that is a really big no no.

Also make sure you look at reviews for a tattoo removal salon before you go to get your tattoo removal done.   There are a couple of tattoo removal places that have bad reviews and make false claims about how many tattoos they have actually removed.  You may want to take notice of how long they have been at one location or if they have been moving locations often.

North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal in Houston will take very good care of you and they will be honest about what they can or cannot do with your current tattoo.  It is important that you get the outcome that you want and you are safe through the process.   Call today for free consultation. 281.440.GONE (4663)

Worst Tattoo Decisions For Employment – Facial and Neck Tattoos

It’s 2015, and even though tattoos are becoming more mainstream than ever, many employers aren’t ready to hire employees with certain tattoos. In most cases, if an employee can cover a tattoo and the tattoo itself isn’t offensive, there won’t be a problem. This means most shoulder, back, hip, and other private tattoos are safe.

Face and neck tattoos are another story.

Many jobs are customer/client facing in one way or another, and even small facial tattoos can be off-putting and hurt a business’s image. Current law allows employers to discriminate against potential job applicants based on visible tattoos or to even fire employees if they get a visible tattoo.

If you want to build a career for yourself in a traditional industry, facial and neck tattoos can significantly hurt your chances of getting your foot in the door and getting promoted. If you have a facial or neck tattoo that you feel is hurting your job prospects in 2015, give us a call at North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal.

Are Scalp Tattoos A New Treatment For Balding?

According to the American Hair Loss Association, up to 85% of men will experience some hair loss by the age of 50. For many men, hair loss affects self-esteem and may even hurt their love life or career. Many treatments exist for hair loss – from hair implants to wigs – but one of the most innovative might be scalp tattooing.

Scalp Aesthetics is a tattoo parlor that specializes in scalp micropigmentation services for men and women experiencing hair loss. This delicate tattooing service can help fill in bald spots or even replicate the look of a very fine buzz cut.

The first Scalp Aesthetics opened in 2013, and it’s been successful enough that multiple franchises are opening up across the United States and in Canada. A typical procedure can cost around $4,000, but the hefty price tag apparently isn’t scaring away clients. In fact some customers are using a combination of treatments, such as hair plugs with micropigmentation.

Will micropigmentation be a hot new tattoo trend for 2015? Well, as long as men keep losing hair, we think so!  And if it does not work out then we can remove part or all of the tattoo.

A Clean Slate for 2015?

Tattoo Removed for 2015The New Year is always a very powerful and symbolic time. It is the crossing over from the past into the future and serves as a great starting point to shed bad habits and try to be a better version of yourself. What does that better version of you look like?

Do you want to try to get a better job in 2015? Be a better role model for your children? Clean up your act?

Change always requires action, and if you really want to symbolically shed your past mistakes or a past persona, laser tattoo removal can be incredibly cathartic. If you have a tattoo that represents a part of your life that you are ready to let go, then laser tattoo removal can help. At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we use a state-of-the-art laser to break up the ink beneath your skin so that your body absorbs the harmless material.

Laser tattoo removal isn’t easy. It takes time, commitment, and a little discomfort, but isn’t that the truth about all meaningful change? Call us today for a free consultation about your tattoo.

From all of us here at North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal, we wish you a wonder New Year’s!

Removing a Religious Tattoo

isolated black cross with grungy red heartChristmas and Hanukah are here, reminding us of the power of religious belief. As strong as religious belief can be, many people slowly change the way they view their particular religion over the course of their life.

It is not uncommon for young adults to seek out different religions as they continue to define themselves and even “try on” different belief systems until they find one that feels right. Adults at any age can go through this same process, especially in the face of a stressful life event, like an illness or death in the family.

You may be someone who is currently redefining your religion and may find that your earlier religious fervor has dampened or changed. Maybe you got a tattoo of a cross, the Star of David, or another religious symbol at a highly religious point in your life. Today, however, that symbol holds less meaning or even feels wrong.

If you live in the Houston area, you can choose to remove your tattoo with the help of North Houston Tattoo and Laser Removal. We do not judge at our facility and will help you remove your tattoo as effectively as possible.