On July 23, 2009 I had my second laser tattoo removal treatment at Blink Skin Care. I was slightly less nervous this time around, and was in and out in about 20 minutes. They shot both ankles up with more lidocaine which hurt like a BITCH, but the pain from the laser this time was minimal.
It’s been 17 days since the 2nd treatment and finally the intense itching has subsided. I’ve been treating the itch with a 1% hydrocortizone cream which has helped a little. It’s hard to tell on a day-to-day basis if the tattoo is fading (kinda like with weight loss), but when I see my own before and after photos I can see a huge difference. Overall, the celtic tattoo is much lighter and the fine lines are beginning to break up. I’m not noticing as much of a difference with the kanji tattoo, but it’s a thick black mark. I think this one will take more time.
The two photos of the kanji tattoo were taken at slightly different angles which explains the change in shape.
Overall, I’m extremely happy with the progress and have a feeling the celtic tattoo will be gone in less than the estimated 10 treatments.