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
Youch! I didn’t know it blistered so much! Remind me never to get a tattoo I can’t just cover haha xx
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Yeah, neither did I 😛
Ahaha, if I ever see you saying you’re going to get one, I’ll spam you with blistery tattoo pics 😀 xx
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
Oooh what regret did you get? I’d rather go through the pain than keep it! Xxx
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
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
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
That’s okay! And yeah, it’s the worst pain I’ve ever felt. Even worse than having a tattoo in the first place xxx
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
Ahaha, oh dear! I was fine with all my tattoos, I’ve got five… I think you’d be okay if you were desperate to get rid of one xxx
Maybe someday I’ll brave it 😉 XXX
Maybe 😉 or get a cover up? Xxx
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
Well at least that’s something 😂 mine’s never on display in public but I know it’s there… Xxx
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!
It really is so incredibly painful! But I’m glad you think it looks lighter 😁😁 x
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!
Saloca in Wonderland
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
Ha ha, no way!
I wish I was lying….
Did it work?
No. Although we did break up about a month later 😜
Looking really good Holly. Hopefully not many more sessions to go! x
Thanks, I hope not! Still trying to work on a cover up idea! X
Ouch! I hope the next session will be less painful!