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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.

Using Temporary Tattoos

November 16, 2009
Mona Lisa's Rear

Example of a top quality airbrushed temporary tattoo

Temporary tattoos that are applied with water fade after a few days.  Usually, these are applied to children for fun  or adults who may want to try wearing a temporary tattoo before going for the real thing. Some can look quite real and can give a hint as to what reactions they will generate from  friends or family members. This might be a better way to go for some people before getting a real tattoo to lessen the risk  of going through a real tattoo removal at some later date. Removing a tattoo is not something that anyone wants to do if they can avoid it.

Most temporary tattoos contain cosmetically approved additives approved for use on the skin, but in the past, alerts have been issued for foreign made  temporary tattoos because they are not labeled with a mandated ingredient list. Also, past imports of henna products for skin use have been banned because of no mandated labels. Henna is approved for use as a hair dye and not as a skin dye for tattoos. Black and blue  henna are somewhat suspect since natural henna normally produces a reddish brown tint. These black “henna” tattoos contain p-phenylenediamine other wise known as coal tar and are unsafe for long term contact with skin, especially children.

Always make sure  any temporary tattoo given to your kids comes in a package printed with a list of ingredients. We don’t want something fun for the kids to be harmful.

As for the ingredients that go into making real tattoo pigment,  always ask the shop owner or artist giving you the tat what’s in the pigment. These days there is usually nothing to worry about, but it never hurts to be safe. Red pigments are the most likely to cause an allergic reaction which could necessitate a removal depending on the severity of the reaction.

Nuviderm provides an effective and affordable method of real tattoo removal and is a low cost tattoo removal alternative to laser.

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