Impulse buys tend to lead to buyer’s remorse. Luckily, shops in Vancouver usually have a return policy. But what happens when your impulsive action leads to something more permanent? Buyer’s remorse for a tattoo can definitely be classified as “it’s complicated”. It’s a good thing that there are options for tattoo removal in Vancouver.
UK newspaper the Daily Mail actually stated that 1 in 6 people actually hated their tattoo. So don’t worry, you’re not the only one regretting that poorly designed ode to the Vancouver skyline. But that might not be the only reason for your regret.
Did you know that a sleeve tattoo causes a glitch in the Apple Watch? So that ill-conceived sleeve might not just be a bad reminder but it can cause disruption with your electronics!
Tattoo removal is actually on the rise, with approximately 45,000 people having had the procedure done in 2013.
Before, tattoo removal was actually done with the use of surgical techniques. Fortunately, that’s not the case these days. In fact, the surge for tattoo removal is actually due to the advancement in technology. While previously the process was quite painful and left significant scarring, these days tattoo removal can be done with minimal scarring.
Tattoo removal these days uses lasers such as the Spectra laser.
The light from the laser is absorbed by the ink from the tattoo. They break into smaller pieces that are then absorbed by the immune system. Those who have undergone the procedure have said that they felt a slight sting during the treatment. But patients can also opt to use a topical anesthetic
After the session the skin would appear to have a white discoloration and there might be red bumps around the area, which is normal and will fade away with time. Some patients may have some side effects with skin whitening but should see their skin tone restored in 6 to 12 months.
So it might be time to opt for laser tattoo removal and say goodbye to that regrettable ink.