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Date: 06/05/12 06:00 AM

29 Responses to Laser Tattoo Removal: It`s Come A Long Way, Baby

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 6:16 am
    Link: Laser Tattoo Removal: It`s Come A Long Way, Baby - Looks like there`s hope for those with horrible tats. Still, it looks painful--and expensive.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 6:31 am
    Not that I would ever do this, but it would take days and thousands. I like my sleves.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 6:34 am
    One step closer to an office job...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:04 am
    If I were using that thing I`d feel like I was using the eraser tool from photoshop.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:26 am
    Getting rid of your sleeve? Smh...
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    Mdhoffman81 Male 30-39
    11 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:48 am
    So if sunlight can cause skin cancer, what do you think gamma radiation would cause? I know that is not really gamma, but the amount of energy being released is crazy, just listen to it.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:58 am
    So if sunlight can cause skin cancer, what do you think gamma radiation would cause? I know that is not really gamma, but the amount of energy being released is crazy, just listen to it.



    Tattoo lasers use non-ionizing radiation. The only thing they cause is burns.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

    There`s a job with a future...Tattoo Removal
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 9:24 am
    What a waste of money.

    Why spend all that money on a detailed tattoo, only to spend 5 times on its removal?
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    Nick_13 Male 30-39
    395 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Great, now instead of tattoo`s he has arms that look like the leg of a 90-yr old woman with varicose veins.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 10:48 am
    I cringed at the wrist part. I have a tattoo there, and it hurt like a sonofabitch.
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Not nearly as costly as i would have thought. From their website " $49 per square inch per treatment or less depending on the size of the tattoo, with a $75 per visit minimum. Consultations are free."

    Full sleeve will cost a pretty penny, but people who stupidly got band names/logos could get it removed for about as much as they paid to have it inked.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    So if sunlight can cause skin cancer, what do you think gamma radiation would cause? I know that is not really gamma, but the amount of energy being released is crazy, just listen to it.

    I hardly know where to start...

    If you know it`s not gamma radiation, why did you mention gamma radiation and strongly imply it was gamma radiation?

    The majority of the noise is a pump and air hose, i.e. nothing to do with the laser.

    You have no idea how much energy is being released or what kind of energy it is. The only forms of energy that you know are in play are sound and visible light, apparently white but possibly just bright enough to overload the camera and appear white.

    You have no evidence that UV is involved.
    You have no evidence that gamma radiation is involved.
    You have no evidence of how much energy is involved.

    Your statement contradicts itself and has no support. It`s meaningless.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Didn`t look to bad but after the removal...yuck
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Great, now instead of tattoo`s he has arms that look like the leg of a 90-yr old woman with varicose veins.

    It`ll fade over a few weeks and he`ll probably have more treatments. Check out a decent website on laser tattoo removal - you should be able to find photos of the same area over time, from start to finish. It`s not an instant removal, not entirely.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Have to say, from the laser treatments I`ve witnessed before, this one did a fast and clear job. New type of laser?
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Pick your designs, never pick one off the wall. Wait a year, if you still like it, go ahead. No girlfriend/boyfriend names. Saves you a lot of time and grief.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    Looks painful!
    idk how it works, the light causes the ink to burn up? Anyhow, it`s better than having a huge, ugly tattoo.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    How? How.. I`ll have to look it up later. Weird.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Other than small elements that might have had a Nazi / White Power connotation, such as the small Iron Cross (which I wouldn`t have noticed in amongst a larger design), I prefer how his arm looked before the removal.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    there`s no reason that should cost more than the tattoo did.

    If it does, you know it`s all about the love for money, which sucks.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    There are sooo many people with horrible tattoos that should be sitting in that chair. I actually liked the tat. Wait...(looking down the page)...Did I just agree with mac?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Have to say, from the laser treatments I`ve witnessed before, this one did a fast and clear job. New type of laser?

    I was interested, so I read up on it a bit. More a development of an existing type than a new type, really. People have been experimenting with wavelength, pulse strength and pulse duration to get the best results. Black (or nearly black) tattoo ink like the man has in this video is the easiest to remove, apparently, because it`ll absorb a wide variety of wavelengths very well.

    Looks painful!
    idk how it works, the light causes the ink to burn up?

    Burn up or break up as a result of nearby ink burning up. You end up with smashed-up remnants of the ink, broken down into different chemicals, which your body gets rid of. Most of it very quickly (blood really shifts) and more over a bit of time. It`s painful and it causes some damage, usually temporary.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    there`s no reason that should cost more than the tattoo did.

    If it does, you know it`s all about the love for money, which sucks.

    Or it`s about the cost of the equipment, which is a lot.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    TheGuySmiley: Those laser tattoo removal machines cost ten`s of thousands of dollars and I`m betting it uses a cryogenic gas to amplify the intensity, so they aren`t cheap to maintain either. Add to that licensing and training costs and it`s quite a lot of upfront cost just to open up a laser tattoo removal clinic let alone make a profit.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    There are a billion examples of bad tattoo`s on this website, why is it the one GOOD tattoo we see he`s getting it removed?
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    @ggolbez
    Because nowadays tattoos are getting less popular.
    Tattoos are in general not the best idea, and people are getting that idea more and more.
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    NOT_A_BEAR Male 18-29
    62 posts
    June 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    @ ggolbez & DShepard

    When asked by the lady operating the laser the inked up fella said he was going to get the area covered up. Sounds like he just wasn`t too keen on those particular tattoos so he`s having them replaced/altered.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    June 7, 2012 at 6:31 am
    Took some poor bugger hours to ink that.

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