They say that before having your body tattooed you should think on the matter thoroughly. You know, most of those who have tattoos on their skin say that they said ‘yes’ to being tattooed under the pressure of current circumstances. In other words, they were motivated by emotions. Some fell in love and after they had done all they could for their partner and still felt like doing something else they went to a local tattoo center asked to depicture her or his name or even portrait on their skin. At that moment they felt so much determined about their decision to spend the rest of their life with their partner. Unfortunately, life often brings certain surprises along and people fall apart. A tattoo on skin when you are single does not make much harm until you decide to begin some new relations. This is when the portrait of your ex can become a real problem and obstacle to productive further relations with someone who seem to be the true love to you. Even if your idea of tattooing had nothing to do with your partner and love you can come to a conclusion that you badly need to get rid of it because of your tastes have changed, fashion trends are completely different or you are simply bored of seeing that monster or flower on your chest or shoulder each time that you get undressed.
Besides the mentioned above reasons there are many more making people to resort to tattoo removal means. Many years ago when being a member of a certain gang was so much popular and sometimes vital people did their best to wear certain signs of that membership on their skin. At the same time, gangs constantly withstood each other and fought a lot. They also had fights within their gang family. Such fights often resulted in casting. And when they remained without the support of such family the only thing they could do in order not to have problems with any other gang was to remove their tattoo. In those times they had to cut off claws of their skin or burn them out. As you understand the procedure was very painful leaving awful scars and resulting in sepsis.
With the progress of high precision technologies and laser technologies advancement it grew possible to deliver people from troublesome patterns less painfully. But it does not mean that people have been waiting for some extreme and sure methods of removing tattoos to turn up. They mixed salt with water and applied it to tattooed skin. Sandpaper used to be another good and effective method for tattoos removal. Till nowadays these two methods are pretty popular because they are comparatively cheap. Comparatively to what? Comparatively to removal creams that prove effective as well but a lot less painful. When choosing a method of removing a tattoo it is necessary to think about your health as well. When your skin is exposed to abrasion there is high risk of infection. So, in the present days when there are safer methods of removing tattoos you should think twice before resorting to those dangerous ones.
Nowadays they say so much about laser and the way it helps with micro surgeries, surgeries that require high precision actions. Of course surgeries carried out with laser technologies are not cheap and still they are less painful and more effective than their alternatives. You are not to make a mistake guessing that laser tattoo removal methods exist as well. They are the most expensive of all other popular removal methods and require more time for your tattoo to disappear from your skin. Just like with laser hair removal you will have to take several sessions before you notice tattoo fading and totally disappearing. Though this process is safer and more preferable than others there is one drawback. Laser does not properly remove tattoos on tanned skin and it cannot cope with colored tattoos.
Among the most popular methods of removing tattoos there are those that can be carried out at home and those that must be done by plastic surgeons only. To the former they refer removal cream, derma/saltabrasion, and TCA (peeling substance for skin). The latter include tattoo removal by means of a laser and excision. Excision is applied to small tattoos and is considered quite a simple procedure carried out by a plastic surgeon. The surgeon cuts out the tattoo and stitches skin together. The clear thing is that scarring is expected in the result. Besides all the mentioned methods there is also an opportunity to cover up your old tattoo with a new one. If the patterns are very much different, then it is recommended that the old one was partially faded away.
In general, when it goes about certain intervention in your health it is highly recommended that all procedures were carried out by professional doctors and surgeons. If it went about such big scale procedures as liposuction or breast augmentation you would not hesitate about the matter a single second. However, when it goes about removing a tattoo of which you got tired you are sure to consider surgical alternatives which prove a lot cheaper by the way. As statistics prove most people tend to try several methods for home usage before they come to clinic. At the same time, it would not be fair to insist that none of those methods is effective. TCA removal method suggests a big percentage of success. If you choose this one you should at least be careful and follow all precautionary measures before you actually apply the substance to your skin. Read instruction thoroughly and test it on small area of your skin to make sure that there is no allergic reaction.
Trying to get rid of tattoos at home is not just a try to save a lot of money on the procedure but they prefer creams and chemical agents because no scarring is promised after their usage.