After watching an episode of Tattoo Fixers where you could still see some of the old tattoos under the cover-ups, I decided it was best to carry on with my removal endeavour!
**Disclaimer** There are some pretty graphic photos of healing tattoos, if you’re squeamish or eating, it’s probably best not to go any further. 😀
This time, I at least managed to get a photo of the tattoo straight after the session! J wasn’t able to come with me though so I had no one’s hand to try and break!
Although I applied the Emla cream two hours before the appointment and wrapped the area with clingfilm, I’m pretty convinced it was even more painful than the first session! I was trying really hard not to tense, but it was impossible and two weeks later, my lower back is still playing up 🙁
After the session, I went straight home and laid on the sofa as a whimpering, pathetic mess. I put frozen peas on the area every couple of hours for about 5-10 minutes. This really helped to take the heat out of my skin. Although I was a lot better at aftercare this time, it blistered even more than before!
I bought some Sudocrem this time though and it’s worked a lot better than the Germolene, the blisters have healed up a lot faster. One week on from my session; it was healing pretty well!
Two weeks on and it’s almost healed. The scabs have all fallen off and there’s a layer of new skin. It’s definitely better than the first time when it took about 5 weeks! It’s started to look a lot lighter and I almost can’t wait for my next session in March!
Has this put you off getting a removal or even a tattoo in the first place? Do you have tattoo regret? I’d love to know, leave me a comment below 🙂 x