August 12, 2016 Dr Michelle Lyners

Holiday tattoo – what do I do?

Holiday tattoos

What do you do with THAT holiday tattoo. Holiday tattoos are just that – a holiday tattoo, tattoo regret, PicoSure laser tattoo removal , Derry, Northern Ireland tattoo done while in the holiday spirit –  in a moment of joy, freedom, happiness, madness… You will remember why you had it done😊

Some tattoos can be kept, while others…. Well… Sometimes reality kicks in the day after or when you arrive home and you realise that your tattoo, was not such a great idea and you regret what you had done.

We know you are panicking…..

Here is what you should do with your questionnable holiday tattoo..

  1. Stop… Yes we really mean stop. But don’t panic (more) because panic will make the tattoo thing a whole lot worse.
  2. Think…. Is it really that bad that you have to have it removed or could you get a cover up?
  3. Wait….. at least 6 weeks before doing anything more to your skin                     ….Use this time (6 weeks) to think some more and either contact a reputable tattoo artist if you are going for a cover up or a reputable clinic to remove your tattoo. Or maybe, just maybe your tattoo will be growing on you.

Why do you have to wait?

We know about the panic that sets in when you realise your holiday tattoo is not so cool. Reality kicks in big time, especially if it’s a tattoo that you are embarrassed about or the location on your body was not the best place where you could have had a tattoo.

What will your parents say? What will your mates say? Even though your skin looks healed on the top, a natural skin cycle is approximately 6 weeks and your skin is working pretty hard underneath, to restore itself. Have anything done too soon and you could end up with permanent scars.

What we would like you to know, is that we have heard and seen it all before. So there is no need to be embarrassed. We will give you advice on how and when to go ahead with treatment, if it is suitable.

So if you are one of those people wanting to have your tattoo removed, then contact us to arrange your free consultation and we will discuss all your options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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