My Tattoo Removal Story | Part Two

This is the second part of my tattoo removal process, you can read part one here.

After my first session, I was pretty sure I never wanted to go through laser removal again; however, I was watching an episode of Tattoo Fixers where you could still see some of the old tattoos under the cover-ups, so I decided it was best to carry on so I didn’t end up in that position!

**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 my lower back was still playing up a good three weeks later! 🙁

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, I think it blistered up even more than before!

I bought some Sudocrem this time though and it’s worked a lot better than the Germolene as the blisters healed up a hell of a lot faster. The photo below was taken about one week after my second session; it’s started to heal 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 definitely starting to look a lot lighter and I’ve already booked in to have another session in March!  I think I’ll have another couple more sessions and then see how it’s looking before deciding whether to continue until it’s almost gone or attempt to go for a cover-up!

Has this put you off getting a removal or even getting a tattoo in the first place? Do you have any tattoo regrets? I’d love to know, leave me a comment below 🙂 x

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  1. Oh I have such a tattoo regret on my upper arm – it’s only a little one but looks awful 🙁 So sorry to hear the pain you’ve gone through with it, not sure I’d be so brave huni but keeping all crossed it gets easier for you XXX

      1. It was a wee oriental symbol that means goodluck… got it when I was 16 and it looks atrocious 🙁 Thankfully it’s only tiny and on the top of my arm which I rarely show. Still, not sure I could go through the pain. Might be best to try rubbing a numbing cream on the area before you go the next time – your GP might be able to prescribe something to help ease the pain huni. Just a thought XXX

        1. Awww, well I guess if you keep it covered at least you won’t think about it too much.
          I do, I use Emla, a topical anaesthetic but it still hurts! Xxx

          1. That was the cream I was thinking off but couldn’t for the life of me remember!!! lol Awwwh – sorry to hear it still hurts 🙁 Gee it must be really quite harsh!! XXX

          2. Ahhhh I can’t imagine – I nearly passed out with the tattoo pain, though I have such a low threshold it’s not surprising *sigh* Nope, defo couldn’t do it – you’re so brave!! XXX

          3. That’s what my cardigans do 😉 hehe Though I never have the arms on display. It’s one of those regrets that rarely ever causes me too much bother becuase it’s always covered up but if I was ever going short sleeved I’d definitely go with covering it up 🙂 XXX

  2. Ouch! The blistering looks so painful! But you can tell that if defiantly starting to lighten up. it’s so much lighter compared to your first session!

  3. I wish I was brave enough to just get a tattoo! It’s not so much the pain that bothers me, it’s the not being able to make my mind up about what I want – I’d need cover up after cover up because I’d keep changing my mind!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. Ahaha. Yes. I’m too impulsive for tattoos really! The holly on my back was only done because an old boyfriend hated tattoos and I was too scared to break up with him. I thought a tattoo would say it better! X

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