Does Getting Rid of My Tattoo Really Matter?

This is a good question and one that only you can answer. I guess it depends on how you feel about that tattoo today versus how you liked it when it was first applied. If it sucked then, it probably sucks now. I am shocked at ho many people continue to adorn themselves with tattoos that they hate.

But I feel that you should get rid of your tattoo if it means nothing to you anymore. Just get it done. There are a bunch of ways to get rid of a tattoo these days. There is laser tattoo removal, dermabrasion, and do it yourself tattoo removal cream.

Many people are afraid of laser because of the discomfort of the procedure. Make no mistake about it, laser tattoo removal hurts a lot more than getting a tattoo in the first place.  And this is with the numbing cream that is applied first. The additional deterrent to laser tattoo removal is the fact that it is expensive, much more than getting a tattoo in the first place.

Of course there is the do-it-yourself method using a tattoo removal cream. They are far less expensive and very effective. They do take a little longer to work but they do work and have much less chance of scarring your body. I prefer Wrecking Balm myself.

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Help, My Teenager Wants A Tattoo

What do you do when your teenager says he/she wants a tattoo? This is a tough questions for many parents for a number of reasons. To start it is a hard question if the parent has tattoos but feels that they have outgrown their tattoo but simply have not investigated tattoo removal. It is also a hard question if you as a parent are familiar with the risks of tattoo inks.

The challenge can also be that many parents fold almost immediately when their teenager decides they want a tattoo. The problem is that the parents rarely take the time to get the facts about tattoos and the potenial health risks. Additionally how much thought wil a teenager really give to the type of tattoo they would have? Are they really in a position to choose an image they will want to look at for the rest of their lives, or will they come back a year later and request your help with tattoo removal cream?

So some simple advice would be to say – no. There is no reason a minor needs a tattoo. Yeah I know there will other of their friends who have one or more than one but it still remains that ultimately it is something that can wait. Perhaps taking the time to educate your teenager on the risks of tattoo inks is a better idea. Perhaps they should know about the girl who contracted  HIV from her first and only tattoo.

If all that fails then I guess you are left to sign a consent form that will allow our teen to get a tattoo. Would you actually do this before you actually got the facts on the tattoo parlor or the tattoo artists? Would you simply take your teen’s word for it that the establishment was ‘OK’?

You owe it to yourself to do all the due diligence to see if the coast is clear. If you are uncertain of what to ask I suggest the following:

1. Check the credentials for the tattoo parlor

2. Check the credentials of the tattoo artist

3. Determine if the artist mixes their own inks and what they are made of

5. Visually inspect the place where inks are mixed and where tattoos are applied.

6. Investigate their sterilization and needle use/reuse procedures.

7. Inquire as to to how long it might take to remove the tattoo in the future based on the ink composition.

I know it sounds like a lot but what are your options otherwise to protect our teen’s safety?

Get more information about the risks of tattoo inksThe Secret Dangers of Tattoo Inks. If your teen has already run off and got a tattoo that that needs to removed then check out – The Tattoo Removal Cream Store.

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Virgin Gets HIV From Tattoo

This post is from a story I found on the Internet. It’s from a girl who contracted HIV/AIDS from a tattoo artist using contaminated needles. Sadly enough this was her first tattoo. This site is not anti-tattoo but is rather aware that all that glitters is not gold. There are real risks from tattoos and once the damage is done it is done. There are reports that say there are no documented cases of anyone contracting HIV/AIDS from a tattoo. Interesting. However perhaps you remember the story of 2 teenagers who when to Caribbean and contracted HIV/AIDS from tattoos. The bottom line is that once the damage is done, it’s done. All tattoo inks are toxic at some level. That is the reason why we have invested so much into providing resources so you can make the best decision about getting a tattoo or getting rid of a tattoo.

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Hi, my name is Mandy. I have been HIV positive for the past 4 years. I caught HIV by making the biggest mistake of my life…getting a tattoo. I know what you’re thinking..you’re probably saying..”well she could have had sex and caught it.” That’s just not so..i am a virgin..and now i have to stay that way for the rest of my life. I’m not writing this story to scare any of you, i just don’t want any of you to have to go through what i went through. Well, im gonna tell you my story now. Here Goes.

The day i turned 20 is the day i wanted to do something that i always told myself i would never do… have lots a fun. I was a junior in college, and having the time of my life. Of course, i kept my head in the books, and steered clear of the guys that were there… but i had amazing friends. They were so daring.. not like any of the friends i ever had. One of my friends had her nipples pierced, her nose pierced, eyebrow, navel, and her hood pierced…along with 5 tattoos. I’m not saying i wanted to get a tattoo because my friends had them, i just wanted to get one so i can finally express myself through art. So, the day i turned 20 is the day i decided to get one done.

We all decided to go to this place where everybody said it was the best place to get a tattoo. They did them cheap.. mine cost $60 for a large, colorful cartoon girl (the ones that look like they could be on sailor moon or any of those japan cartoons) on my back. We got there, and the tattooist was finishing up this guy who was getting a snake tattooed on his forearm. When he was done, he told me the wait would be 30 minutes because he needed to prepare everything. I waited patiently, and listened to my friends making fun of some tattoos that they had there. So, finally it was finally my turn to go in.

The other tattooist had left because it was his break, so there was this other guy there…a freaky looking guy..with all these face piercings and tattoos all over his arms. He told me to sit in this chair and life my shirt over my head so he could get the placement right. He showed me the placement and i thought it looked fine, so he continued. He didn’t explain to me what he was gonna do..or how the needles were sterilized. I asked him about it, but he said there was no need to say anything, that everything i needed to know was on the form i had signed. So i said fuck it, and let him continue with his job. I must say…getting that tattoo hurt so bad. I swear to you, it felt like a huge butter knife was going through my back. I cried and screamed. The guy kept asking if i wanted him to finish it up, and i said yeah. When it was finally done (3 hrs later) he told me that he would only charge me $60. So i tipped him $40 and left with a very bloody, sore back. He told me to clean it with Neosporin, and after 5 days of that, rub some moisturizing lotion on it.

About 4 months later, i went to my regular doctors check up. I felt fine, but im always known to be “the cautious one” in my family. He took my blood, checked my eyes, my lungs, etc etc. Only a few days later, my doctor called me back and told me to come to his office ASAP. When i got there, he had a worried look on his face. I knew something was wrong. I asked him right away what was wrong. He told me that i tested positive for HIV. I was in total shocked. I asked him how this could have happened, because i haven’t had sex with anyone in my life. He explained the possibilities…and finally said that word…”needle”…….i totally broke down and started crying….i knew it had to be when i got my tattoo……

Well…i guess you’re probably asking…”then what??”… well..they investigated the place, and found out the place was extremely filthy, and the place might have infected about half the customers that went there, including me. The place got shut down, and yada yada yada (the place reopened 2 years later)

Well…..that’s my story. I hope that all of you that are reading be careful that you check out the places that you wanna get a tattoo. Don’t make the same mistake that i made. This tattoo ruined my life. Please be careful.

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I hope her story at least makes you think. If you contract a disease like HIV from a tattoo, getting it removed will not make it go away, however if there is an allergy or other skin irritation from tattoo ink then removing the tattoo may provide some relief or prevent a long-term condition.

Our repeated advice is for people to get educated and understand the risks and dangers of tattoo inks as well your tattoo removal options ranging from laser tattoo removal to tattoo removal creams.

Check out: The Tattoo Removal Cream Store and The Secret Dangers of Tattoo Inks.

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This May Be The Perfect Time To Start Fading Your Tattoo

Depending on where you live the seasons are definetely changing. Here on the east coast the leaves have started changing colors and the beaches are closed. So before you start thinking about a white Christmas, perhaps this is a good time to start fading your unwanted tattoo. The reason is simple, fading a tattoo takes time so why wait until the spring to get your hand on a great tattoo removal cream and start fading that unwanted tattoo now.

Let’s face it, tattoo removal creams like Wrecking Balm are a great solution to fade or remove your tattoo without a lot expense, especially when compared to laser tattoo removal. The challenge it that it is not a microwave solution because your tattoo will not be faded over night.  This is frustrating for some people but it is what it is. Trying to rush the process will only lead to scarring, burning, and an overall bad result. I would think that high on your list of priorities would be having a tattoo removal cream that will leave your body free of scars.

So do the right thing and get started now. Don’t let the fall and winter months fool you, spring and summer will be here before you know it so sweaters and long sleeves will not be the way to hid that unwanted tattoo. Plus if you have a really bad tattoo from an unskilled tattoo artist then there is a good chance that he/she mixed their own tattoo inks. This could mean that you tattoo is not only bad looking, it could be making you sick over time or causing an allergic reaction. So don’t be fooled about the risks of some tattoo inks. Get the facts on tattoo inks.

But I digress, the clock is ticking and your unwanted tattoo is not going to fade itself so let’s get started – Let’s get Wrecking Balm and go to work on that unwanted tattoo. If you are wondering why I am such a fan of Wrecking Balm just check out the information at the Tattoo Removal Cream Store.

See ya on the beach…

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Our Friends Step To The Plate With More Great Info

This will be a short post…

Our friends at The Tattoo Removal Cream Store have just added a very useful FAQ page to their website. Along with the Special Report, The Secret Dangers of Tattoo Inks, this site just got stronger as a tattoo removal resource. If you have not already done so, go to The Tattoo Removal Cream Store – FAQ page and take a look…

Happy hunting…

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