Sunday, August 7, 2011

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo RemovalWith the increase in demand for tattoos - both professional and amateur, demand for laser tattoo removal has also increased. According to The Harris Poll February 12, 2008 about 17% of people regretted having a tattoo. The main reason given was that they were too immature when they got the tattoo. Others said they regretted their tattoo because they fade over time while others said they "just didn't like it".

While there are other methods of tattoo removal that include everything from creams to surgical removal, laser tattoo removal has become the gold standard for tattoo removal and has largely replaced other methods.

How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal works by targeting the tattooed area with pulses of laser energy at particular wavelengths. The ink within the skin absorbs the laser energy causing it to 'break up', enabling the body to absorb it naturally over a 6 to 8 week period. After the 6 to 8 week period another session is performed. Usually it takes between 5 and 15 sessions before the tattoo fades enough so it cannot be seen.

There are many lasers used for all manner of cosmetic procedures and there are a number of different lasers used for removing tattoos. These vary in wavelength, pulse duration and energy levels. Some lasers are able to vary the wavelength of the light and the spot size. Varying the wavelength and pulse duration is important. Different colors of ink absorb light better at specific wavelengths and lasers with shorter pules are safer and more efficient.

The effectiveness of laser tattoo removal can depend on a number of factors including skin tone, pigments used, Tattoo color and your immune system's ability to absorb and rid itself of the broken up ink.

How much does it cost?
The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on many factors - the most important being the number of sessions required to remove the tattoo and the area size of the tattoo. The number of sessions required depends on the quality of the tattoo and the type of ink used. Some professional tattoos use pigments that are more stubborn to remove and some colors are more challenging to remove than others. Tattoo pigments such as white, yellows, greens and florescent inks can take more sessions to remove than darker blacks and blues.

Each clinic will calculate their prices differently but each session should be between $200 - $500 but can be more for large tattoos.

Risks of Laser Tattoo removal
The risks are low but very rarely some ink colors react badly to the laser and will turn dark instead of fading. However this can usually be remedied by future sessions where the blackened tattoo is targeted by a wavelength of light specifically for very dark pigments.

Girls Cute Tattoo Ideas

Girls Cute Tattoo Ideas
When you are deciding on cute tattoo ideas for girls, you should look into Zodiac designs. There are many different Zodiac signs which can be applied using different fonts and colours to bring out the personality and style which is all your own. There are other great ideas, which include religious symbols. Many people who are adamant in their faith will get tattoos of Madonna and Child, of Christian crosses, Latin crosses, or even Jesus.

Other ideas are Celtic knots, Celtic crosses, or flags for the country of your origin. There are endless phrases and words which can turn into cute tattoos. These are all based on the personal experiences and which things, people, or places matter most and/or have had the biggest effect on your life. If you are married or in love, the name of your significant other can become one of many great tattoos ideas, while those with children can incorporate the names of their children or a symbol for each child.

Every animal makes for an adorable and meaningful tattoo, especially those which are often associated with me ethereal natures such as goats, sheep, rabbits, or even dogs, cats, fairies, flowers, stars, moons, teddy bears, hearts, or vines. The ideas are only limited by your imagination, creativity, and personal desires. Ideas for girls include Chinese Zodiac symbols or Zodiac signs such as the dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, mouse, cow, tiger, rabbit, dog, and pig.

Once you have determine which tattoo you want, the next step is working with yourself, an artist, friend, or tattoo artist to develop the design. It is not abnormal to go through many drafts of your cute tattoo ideas for girls. Because of the permanent nature of tattoos, designing the right look for your tattoo is one of the most important steps. Once you have decided on a design and are comfortable with the design, you must think in terms of the placement of the tattoo. If you want a detailed dragon tattoo with an elongated tail and neck, putting it on your wrist or fingers would not provide enough skin to achieve the level of detail you wish. Therefore, you need to consider the location before finalizing the design.

There are many popular locations on the body for cute tattoo ideas for girls. Some of the most popular placements include the lower back, the shoulders, around the ankles, around the wrists, on the fingers, around the waist, on the feet, or on the hips.