When shows like Tattoo Fixers became so popular, it seemed as though the trend to get unwanted tattoos covered up instead of removed was going to stay.
In the past couple of years, there has been a rise in celebrities (like Eva Longoria and Angelina Jolie) opting for laser tattoo removal and it now seems to be the mainstream option when you fall out of love with your ink.
I think the rise in popularity of laser tattoo removal in recent years is largely down to how affordable (and good) the results can be. When tattoo removal was first available in the mainstream, it didn’t seem like many people were going for it because of the costs.
I looked tattoo removal recently for my husband (he has badly drawn monkey on his arm, he wouldn’t let me take a picture but it’s cute and inoffensive). Instagram provides a good visual for how effective laser tattoo removal is now. For some reason, before I looked into it, i thought that tattoos were difficult to fade and I wasn’t expecting the results to be as good as they are!
Even very dark, dense tattoos can be rendered almost completely invisible. This is such a game changer for people who go off certain designs (or get ill-advised tattoos after one too many cocktails on holiday).
PicoSure & PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal
This type of laser tattoo removal promises fewer treatment and better clearance. It works well on all skin types and even gets great results on tattoos that didn’t respond to other types of laser (and offers effective removal of most ink colours). It can even achieve fantastic results on blue and green ink colours.
I think it’s really good and I’ve seen it in some of the beauty groups I’m part of on Facebook. Lots of brides-to-be have gone for this type of tattoo removal before their big day and the results have been unbelievable. I know you can get some pretty good makeup to cover tattoos for special occasions, but there’s always the risk it’ll rub off on your wedding dress (or wash off into the sea on your honeymoon!)
How does it work?
Laser tattoo removal works by breaking down the inks into tiny pieces that the body can absorb. This is done by laser light being fired directly into the unwanted tattoo, and leaves the skin undamaged. Some tattoos can be removed in as little as 3-8 sessions, which is much faster than the 10-15 older types of laser removal technology required.
Before & After
I still can’t believe how good the transformations are. I think we’ll be booking my husband in in the new year. He really hates showing his arms in the summer because of his tattoo, so spends most of the hot weather sweltering. I know girls who use full coverage foundation to hide their tattoos in photos, but I think it’s a bit harder for men (especially as most don’t know that foundation comes in different types!)