Posted by :Miriam OwensPosted date : June 20, 2018In FeaturedComments Off on Understanding Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are very common place for young adults. For some it’s a sign of rebellion for others it’s a symbol of life experiences. At one point when a person gets older those tattoos start to become a hindrance. Depending on where the tattoo is it can stop a person from getting a job. Employers in the healthcare field won’t hire individuals to work in any administrative position with a tattoo. A tattoo of a former lover can serve as an emotional scar when the relationship ends.
Another factor that people don’t consider is the relevance of the tattoo. The meaning of the tattoo can change based on the relevance of the tattoo in that time period. For those who can afford it tattoo removal is a luxury that can remove any physical appearance of a person’s past. With improved technology tattoo removal is now permanent.
How Tattoo removal works
Using lasers lights or a high intensity beam which will enter directly into a person skin. Afterwards the skin that has the ink will selectively absorb the light in the layer underneath the skin. The laser will then break down the ink into smaller pieces in the skin. The pieces of ink that are broken down will then be absorbed by the immune system. This mimics the process of the skin fading over time due to exposure to the sun or certain rays of light. The number of tattoo treatments depends on the skin pigmentation of the person and the sheer amount of tattoos on the person’s body.
Tattoo Removal and skin color
Ironically the darker the skin color the harder it is to remove a tattoo from the body. This is because melanin is a natural compound that absorbs light. This means that even if the laser is placed at its highest and penetrated into the layer under the skin it will be much harder to break the tattoo up than it would be for someone with a lighter hue. Laser tattoo removal is possible on darker skin as long as the laser is placed at the proper settings before the procedure. Q-switching which is known as a method for generating intense short pulses of light with a laser.
This method known as Q-switching is how those with a darker hue of skin have their tattoos removed with little to no side-effects. Some tattoo removal specialist will use something called the fitzpatrick scale to determine a person’s hue of skin in an effort to determine what laser and how many treatments to remove a tattoo.
Keeping it simple
A tattoo like all things are a symbol, a tattoo is more than just a person deciding to write on themselves using permanent ink. A person must know why getting the tattoo is important. What intrinsic, physical and spiritual meaning does this tattoo bear? For any reason if a person feels the need to have it removed get professional assistance.