We are the only shop in Tampa offering this!
|Our process offers a
diverse range of uses like corrections, redefining lost detail, outlining
a cover-up, straightening or cleaning up line work, reworking a tattoo, or
totally removing a tattoo.
Typical process can take 6 to 18 months to complete with 6 - 10 week healing sessions between each treatment. This varies with each person.
|Compared to laser it is safer,
more effective and much less expensive.
Less chance of scarring,
does not kill hair follicles,
does not change the skin color and
costs way less than traditional lasers.
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It is very unpredictable just how many sittings a person will need and every single tattoo will react a bit differently, even if these are all on the same person. Home-made (hand-poked) tattoos usually require less work and less sessions, professionally applied tattoos usually require more sessions and more time. Some inks used today contain acrylic polymers. There is a strong chance that if this type of ink was used in your tattoo, it might never come out. It is also possible that if this type of ink is treated with laser, it will melt the acrylic polymers in the skin and cause spreading of the ink. This is not a one time magic erasure, but a process that usually takes about one-half the number of sessions that would be needed for laser removal. It also costs quite a bit less than laser sessions. India ink used in homemade tattoos is usually pretty easy to fade and remove, and requires fewer sessions.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to have us evaluate your tattoo for removal or fixing, please feel free to call us anytime. (813-936-8282 - please leave your name and phone number and short message if we do not answer, we are tattooing or are out of the shop.) We are open at 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Wednesday. We are closed Sunday and Wednesday.
If we are not at the shop, we have an answering machine, where you can leave your name and phone number and we will gladly call you back during our regular hours.
We cannot give evaluations over the phone or by receiving email pictures of your tattoo. It is essential we meet with you in person and evaluate each client's needs individually. We are available to make house calls for an additional fee.
Pricing schedule for treatment sessions:
Tattoo removal articles
1-Regret Your Tattoo?
REGRET YOUR TATTOO??
NEW, NON-LASER TECHNIQUE CAN HELP!
Today, the number one trend in tattooing in women is removal! Who would have guessed? But, there are hundreds and hundreds of women who got tattoos when they were young and now wish to have them removed.
Women are very conscious of the first impression their bodies make. This includes not only the shape of it, the size of it, what it is wearing in terms of clothing, shoes, hair style, handbag, but also what it is wearing in terms of tattoo ink.
That charming little fairy you put on your hand when you were 18 was cute then. But, now that you’re 35 it’s turned into a blurry, unattractive blob on your hand. That ‘oh-so-cool’ low back tattoo after ten years looks washed out, out of focus, and dull. Maybe that boy’s name on your neck wasn’t such a good idea, since the relationship lasted only 3 weeks. Whatever ink you have that you regret, I’m sure you’ve researched on the Internet to find alternatives to make it disappear or be covered up.
As a professional tattoo artist for over 15 years, I’d like to give you some viewpoints on how to handle the problem. First, looking for home remedies is not the answer. You can’t scrub it off. The old method of lemon juice and sandpaper will just leave you with a gigantic scar and a lot of pain along the way. Creams and lotions do not work. I don’t care what their web site says, there is nothing on the market that will break up the ink particles in your skin and make them go away except perhaps laser treatments.
Laser treatments are very painful and expensive. They take a lot of money and time and can leave you with scars that look worse than the original tattoo. Besides they also kill the hair follicles in the area treated, and they can change the skin color, killing the melanin in your skin that makes it the shade that it is naturally. On top of all that, the pain has been said to be similar to being popped with a rubber band over and over, making the skin very raw and ultimately leading to scarring. And, how much is that going to cost you? Reports show that the average laser treatment runs between $300 to $800 per session and you’ll need 10 – 15 sessions to completely get rid of the unwanted ink.
How does laser remove the ink? Lasers blast the large particles of ink in your skin into smaller particles that can then be carried away by your body and eliminated by normal processes like sweat, urine, and dead skin sloughing off.
NON-LASER TATTOO REVERSAL PROCESS
Compared to laser it is safer, less painful, more effective and much less expensive.
Our process offers a diverse range of uses like corrections, redefining lost detail, re-outlining a cover up, straightening or cleaning up line work, reworking a tattoo, or totally removing a tattoo.
Each appointment starts with a consultation, 30 minute to 45 minute meeting with the artist to determine what the client expects to accomplish, setting up scheduled sittings, and reviewing procedures and after care.
The artist/shop will purchase a complete removal kit for each customer to be used only on that customer for the duration of the removal process. (Customers must come in to the shop, pay for the kit in advance - $250 per kit - and have it ordered by the studio. This product cannot be purchased directly by a consumer because only a trained, experienced tattoo professional can apply it correctly. We make no profit on the sale of kits, only on our time to apply the product and consultations.) This addresses the problem of cross-contamination between customers, by not sharing one kit between several customers. Typically the process can take 6 to 20 months to complete with 6 – 8 week healing sessions between each treatment.
First sitting: approx. 1 - 2 hours. (See cost chart at bottom of article.) Skin is prepared by covering with hot compress for approx. 10 – 20 minutes. This opens the pores of the skin and makes it easier to work the tattoo removal media into the skin. After this, the skin is shaved, rinsed and then a pre-treatment solution from your kit is applied. This pre-treatment contains Lidocaine and reduces the sensation during the actual process. This takes about 5 minutes to dry. The artist then sets up and tattoos into the skin the media that will adhere to the tattoo ink in the skin and will grab it and heal up to the surface along with the tattoo removal media. The artist will add a couple of drops of media to the surface of the skin to make a solid covering. The client then waits in the shop until the entire treated area is completely dry. The client leaves the media on the surface of the skin until it falls off by itself. It is best not to bandage unless the client’s clothes are rubbing on the area, and then a liquid bandage or a soft, dry bandage can be used.
After the first sitting, it is possible that the tattoo will appear bolder, brighter than before the treatment. This is due to the ink particles being pulled closer to the surface, which is the desired effect of removing a tattoo in the first step. This treatment must heal 6 – 8 weeks before another treatment can be applied. To totally remove an entire tattoo, clients usually average 4 to 10 sittings. Although, it is possible for only one sitting to be needed to remove a tattoo, the age and depth of the tattoo ink make it impossible for us to predict exactly how many sittings will be needed. Professionally applied tattoos generally take longer to remove than do home-made tattoos. Black, blue and green ink take the longest to remove. Red, orange, purple, and yellow generally take slightly less to remove. Home-made dark pigments, like India drawing ink, ball-point-pen ink, carbon dust, etc. can take an unpredictable amount of time to remove, some come out quite quickly, some may not come out at all.
Second sitting: approx. 1 – 2 hours. Skin is prepared by hot compresses as in the first sitting. Approx. 10 – 20 minutes. Skin is shaved, cleaned and pre-treatment deadner with Lidocaine is applied. This is allowed to dry approx. 5 minutes. Tattoo removal media is tattooed into the area of the tattoo to be removed or fixed. A few drops of tattoo removal media are added to make a solid covering over the tattoo. Media is allowed to dry up to 1 hour before the client is ready to leave. Healing time is 6 – 8 weeks before another sitting can be scheduled.
Subsequent sittings are expected to take the same time and processes as previous treatments.
It is very unpredictable just how many sittings a person will need and every single tattoo will react a bit differently, even if these are all on the same person.
The advantages to using this method rather than laser, is that there is very little chance of scaring with this method, you will not kill the hair follicles like a laser can do, the skin will not lose it’s natural coloring as is likely to happen with laser, and the cost is quite a bit less and the sensation (pain) is also quite a bit less.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to have us evaluate your tattoo for removal or fixing, please feel free to call us anytime. We also welcome walk-ins. We are open at 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Wednesday and Sunday. If we are not at the shop, we have an answering machine, where you can leave your name and phone number and we will gladly call you back during our regular hours.
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