Last time I wrote about my ongoing tattoo removal process I was on session two in July of 2012 (here)—due for an update! I can see the light at the end of tunnel now; I’m only three more sessions away from being done. I see Nicole Carter at Oregon Aesthetics, and wouldn’t trust anyone else with my removal process. Once you reach about the halfway point, a second laser is used to further break down the ink in your skin. This makes the time in between sessions longer (8-11 weeks.)

Although this whole process has been extremely painful, expensive, and drawn out, it has been worth it to see the results. The colorful pink flower on my foot is hardly noticeable; the “put a bird on it” bird on my wrist is very faint, with my back tattoos being the most faded of the three. The grossest part comes after the laser treatment is done, when your skin starts to burn, bubble, and blister (not the three best Bs one could hope for). As you can see from the photos below, it’s not a pretty picture, but this is what it looks like. The healing phase lasts anywhere from two weeks to a month, and then you’re back up and running. If you have a tattoo that you look at everyday and wish wasn’t there anymore it is possible for it to be gone. Check out more information about tattoo removal and Oregon Aesthetics here.