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Laser Tattoo Removal – Too Expensive

July 4, 2010

The costs of tattoo removal are still too steep for a lot of folks who would’ve been otherwise interested in getting their tattoos removed a long time ago. This was my first thought of the morning as I sat down for breakfast.

I was thinking about a conversation I had with a friend, you see, when we met over drinks last night. He was kind of notorious back in our college days for sporting some of the most outrageous tattoos ever seen in our campus. He had purple and green dragons all over his back, as well as some snakes, if I remember correctly. To be honest, I couldn’t distinguish the snakes from the dragons, but then again, I was not interested in tattoos back in those days.

Getting back to our conversation, he told me that if tattoo removal wasn’t so expensive, he would’ve gone and erased the ink off his back a long time ago. I wasn’t sure why he wanted to do that, since his job as a car mechanic and part-time truck driver didn’t exactly restrict his freedom if he wanted to go on wearing his tattoos.

If he was working at a bank or in any other corporate job, sure, I’d understand completely. But being a mechanic and truck driver meant that he had plenty of opportunity for following his own “sense of style”, if you know what I mean.

I didn’t press him for the exact reason why he wanted to get rid of those tattoos, but I remember that he said something about regretting his decision to get so much ink done several years ago. He said that he would’ve been happy now with just one or two tattoos, but he went overboard, and so now he wants them all gone.

He also kept mentioning laser tattoo removal and how it was too expensive for him. He added that although he was making good money at his two jobs, he didn’t feel good about throwing it away on laser tattoo removal. Those were his exact words.

As I listened to my friend talk that night, I understood what he meant by laser tattoo removal being too expensive. I’ve heard and read about far too many people complaining about the same thing. These people have been thinking about getting their tattoos removed, but they never go through with it because of the prohibitive costs.

The costs of laser tattoo removal can go for $250 per session on average. And it doesn’t take only one session. Depending on the color and size of your tattoo, removing it could take anywhere from five to a dozen sessions. Even just five sessions can cost you $1,250 already, and that kind of money can go a long way towards rent, food, clothes, and other expenses which you and your family might need. Can you imagine spending that kind of money for removing your tattoo?

So that you may understand exactly why laser tattoo removal is so expensive, I’m going to talk about the factors and reasons why this tattoo removal procedure is murder on the wallet. That will be in my next post, so stay tuned for it!

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Home Tattoo Removal – With a Black & Decker Sander?

June 27, 2010

I realize that a lot of people are looking for efficient tattoo removal methods, but this takes the cake. Going for a laser treatment may be expensive, but surely there are far better solutions than powering up your sander and using it on your tattoo, right?

Here is a crazy video showing exactly the kind of home tattoo removal technique I’m talking about.  Watch carefully as the “patient” lies down on a mat while the tattoo removal “specialist” goes to work on him with a sander.  That’s a power tool, for Pete’s sakes! (Click here to watch the video)

I just want to remind everyone that we are in no way endorsing this method of home tattoo removal for anyone. I am not sure if this video is a prank or they really used a power sander to get that tattoo off, but like I said, it’s a crazy thing to do and don’t try that at home or anywhere else. Can you imagine the infection and the scars that will surely result from using a power sander to remove your tattoo? Totally unbelievable, and I don’t know what in the world they were thinking.

If you want an efficient and affordable method for removing your tattoo, there are other ways to do it; plus it’s a lot safer. You can either go for laser tattoo removal, since that’s the standard nowadays, or opt for using a tattoo removal cream like Nuviderm. Now, I won’t lie to you and say that laser tattoo removal is not the best option out there, because to be perfectly honest, there are a lot of people that’s satisfied with the results.

However, there are at least three advantages of using a tattoo removal cream like Nuviderm to remove your tattoo. It’s easy to apply, it’s affordable, and it works.

Now, you might understand why tattoo removal creams are easier to use and apply than laser. After all, you don’t have to be a licensed surgeon to use it in your own home. There are no complicated devices and you don’t have to pick out which laser to use for what color. As you might know, laser tattoo removal is a complicated process because different colors of the tattoo need to be removed by different lasers.

Aside from being easier to apply, tattoo removal creams are a lot more affordable than going for laser tattoo removal. “How affordable?”, you might ask. Well, let’s take Nuviderm as an example. Just one ounce of Nuviderm is enough to remove or extremely fade a 3”x3” sized tattoo. A 1-oz. bottle of Nuviderm costs around $40.00. Compare that to just one session of laser tattoo removal, where you can expect to pay at least $100 for removing a small, black tattoo about the same size. That’s already a $60.00 savings right there! And when you consider that removing even a small tattoo requires at least three sessions, you’ll be spending around $300 just for removing that one small tattoo!

You really have to think about the options that are available to you first, before you go and try something like the video I shared with you earlier. That’s an extremely painful and dangerous method of removing a tattoo, and even if you want a cheaper solution to laser tattoo removal, using a power sander is just not the way to go.