Seven things to consider before going for a tattoo removal

We love getting tattoos. It adds a little spark to our entire look and nothing is more stylish than flaunting a tattoo that speaks your spirit.

While getting a tattoo is a painful and exciting experience, many people like to get rid of the tattoo after some time.

The interesting fact is, although tattoos are permanent, modern technologies allow us to remove those unwanted tattoos.

Laser tattoo removal is the best possible method to get rid of tattoos. The technology includes a high-intensity laser technique that skillfully breaks down the pigment of the tattoo and eventually you are free from your tattoos.

So, if you are planning to remove your tattoos, here are some things to consider.

1. You will have to go through the pain

If you have gone through the process of getting a tattoo, you know how painful it can be. However, the removal process is also no exception. The laser technique is quite painful for the skin especially if you have complicated tattoos in sensitive areas of the body, however, the pain can be minimized. If you have a low pain threshold, you could ask your clinic to go for local anesthesia. Some clinics also prefer using a numbing cream to keep that area calm. Make sure to not take any pain medication without consulting your physician.

2. Tattoo removal requires a few sessions

It is not a short and quick process. You have to be patient as it requires at least 8-10 sessions. However, sometimes the number of sessions can increase depending on the color and location of your tattoo. Tattoos with deep colors take extra time to be removed than tattoos with lighter colors.

3. There might be scarring

If you have sensitive skin and you already have previous scarring, tattoo removal can lead to further scarring as well. Tattoos with deeper colors like green, and light blue take a lot of time to be removed and sometimes leave a cast or scars behind them.

4. It is an expensive treatment

Just as getting a tattoo can cost you a lot of money, getting rid of it will also cost you. Since it involves high-intensity technology, you have to keep in mind the budget.

5. It can leave a stain behind

The tattoo removal process does not guarantee getting rid of the tattoo completely. Sometimes, it can leave a light stain depending on the kind of tattoos you had previously.

6. Keep your skin clean

Avoid using any sort of medicated products on the day of your visit to the clinic. It can make the areas even more sensitive. Also, after the removal process, avoid ingredients like retinol or other harsh actives to be safe.

7. Comes with side effects

Inflammation, redness, swelling, blistering, and bleeding are some of the common side effects of tattoo removal. Prepare yourself for the potential side effects and ensure to take the right precaution.

Make sure to keep these things in mind if you are opting for tattoo removal.

In other news – Businessman Maxwell Chongu nabbed

Police in Lusaka through the Investigations Team have arrested and charged Maxwell Chongu a businessman aged 41 and Rozyna Mweemba Mumba a housewife aged 37 both of Avondale in Lusaka and Directors of Greenside Suppliers and Investments Limited for the offences of Undertaking Construction Works without a valid National Council for Construction Certificate Contrary to Section 21(1)(2) of the National Council for Construction (NCC) Act No. 13 of 2003, Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by False Pretences Contrary to Section 309A of the Penal Code Chapter 87 and Money Laundering Contrary to Section seven of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act number 14 of 2001 as read with amendment Act Number 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.

Maxwell Chongu

The duo through their Company Greenside Supplies and Investments Limited secured a sub-contract with the AFCONS Infrastructure Limited in the construction of Lusaka City Decongestion Project in May 2019 without a valid National Council for Construction Certificate and thereby obtained a pecuniary advantage of USD 48,512 from the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Learn More

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