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Regretting Your Tattoo? 3 Effective Methods For Removing It

In life, you may make questionable decisions. Sometimes this is true when you get a tattoo. You may have a lot of regret about getting it, but there is hope. Thanks to these methods, you can remove a tattoo from your body, giving you a clean slate again.

Do-It-Yourself Cream

You may want to try to remove the tattoo yourself before trying any other method. For this instance, you can use a do-it yourself tattoo removal cream. A lot of these creams are hypoallergenic, meaning they don’t contain any chromabright or hydroquinone. This is beneficial because it prevents the cream from irritating the skin.

After months of use, this cream will attack the ink on your skin, helping it fade over time. It’s not a quick solution for removing your tattoo, but it is one that doesn’t cause you any pain and it won’t cause scarring. If you are nervous about using this type of cream, you can consult with your dermatologist.


Dermabrasion is one of the most intense methods of removing a tattoo, but it also is one of the most effective. After getting sedated, a plastic surgeon will use a device called a dermatome. This device will scrape away layers of your skin, helping remove your tattoo. A new layer of skin will then be left behind.

It should be noted that there are some side effects to this procedure. These may include uneven changes in your skin color, infection and scarring. If you are prone to scarring, this method is not recommended.

Intense Pulse Light Therapy

Another tattoo removal technique that is extremely effective is intense pulse light therapy. First, a gel is placed on your tattoo. A wand is then used to emit light pulses onto areas of your tattoo. These pulses of light crack and split your tattoo pigments, which can then be absorbed through the bloodstream.

After many treatments of IPL, your tattoo will be gone. This form of tattoo removal is substantially more expensive than do-it-yourself creams and other tattoo removal methods. It’s ideal for large tattoos, as large pulses of light are going to be emitted from the wand. If your tattoo is small and IPL therapy is used, scarring could occur.

Having a tattoo on your body that you regret is a nightmare. Instead of doing nothing about it, you can try the removal methods above. They will help get rid of your tattoo, saving you a lot of stress and regret. 

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