Saturday, November 24, 2012
I have 5 tattoos. I got the first when I was 22, the last probably 10 years ago. Not everyone regrets their tattoos, but I do. I feel like I'm not the same person I was when I got them and I just want them gone.
I don't have problems with tattoos in general. Whatever makes you happy! But mine don't make me happy anymore. So I'm having them removed.
I started looking into it a few years ago but it was really expensive and I've watched videos of people screaming and crying while they're getting theirs taken off. Wasn't looking forward to either of those things!
Well, I found a clinic that does them for less than half of the best prices I could find in Dallas and it's only about 7 miles from my house. I set up an appointment and budgeted out in my head that I could afford to get 3 treated at a time.
You can only get a tattoo treated with a laser every 4 weeks, more often than that causes scaring. And it usually takes 3-5 treatments to remove each tattoo, depending on the colors and the type of ink used. It also depends on things like your own body's healing properties. You can't tell before hand how many sessions... it's a wait and see kind of thing.
I went for my appointment and the lady who runs the clinic told me that she'd do all 5 of mine at the same time for the price I'd budgeted out, basically she was doing 2 of them for free! Bonus!
So I'm laying on the table and she tells me that she will stop at any time if the pain is too much, I just need to let her know. I started to sweat at that point, honestly! But then she goes to work and... I kept waiting for this super-intense pain... that never came. Yes, it hurt, but it wasn't bad at all. Not as bad as it hurt to get some of them. It only took a couple of minutes to treat each of them so it was over really quick. I never had to ask her to stop, in fact we carried on a conversation the whole time she was treating me.
So, in a few months I will be tattoo free. Another step in my transformation. YAY!!!!!