tattoo-removalTattoos are fairly safe and it is very unlikely anything will go wrong. But there is a small chance with everything for it to go wrong and you should always be aware of any risks you might be taking. If equipment used for your tattoo isn’t sterilised or disinfected properly you are opening your skin to all kinds of disease or irritation such as hepatitis or dermatitis. This is why you should always go to a licensed tattoo studio, and if you can, go to a tattoo studio that is well known, and make sure you know people who have had tattoos there before. Just to be on the safe side.
There is also a chance of allergic reaction, many people have allergic reactions to the tattoo ink and this is worth being patch tested for before any is inserted into the skin. Also if you have skin conditions such as eczema, you may have flare ups of this as a result of your tattoo.

If you don’t have a tattoo done in a studio, if you try it yourself or get a friend to do it then this can be highly dangerous. The needles will be going under the skin and into the blood, and like anything this is very dangerous unless done properly. It is also very important that the needles are clean, if they are unsterilized or dirty in anyway you are opening yourself up to high risks of HIV or hepatitis B and C.

Most people love their tattoos but some people two or three years down the line realise they made a mistake, they didn’t want their ex partners initials on their body and their new partner is not too keen on the idea either!. In the past tattoo removal was only possible through surgery, but now the most popular method of tattoo removal is laser surgery.

Most tattoo studios offer tattoo removal but my advice would be to make sure the person removing your tattoo is medically trained to do so. Full removal of the tattoo is not guaranteed, and factors such as the time of ink use, the size and the age of the tattoo will determine how much of the tattoo can be removed. It is a good idea to consult with whoever may be removing your tattoo first to get a rough idea of the results before you go for laser removal.