Sayonara Butterfly Tattoo: Part Two
(Part one with before photo here.)
So, yeah. I kind of disappeared over the summer in regards to the tattoo removal, but I’m back with an update!
I have now officially had three treatments on my tattoo, and I can see some fading, although it is definitely a slow process. I was told it would take around 10-12 treatments, so I’m hoping for complete removal by next summer. (Isn’t it crazy? A hasty 30-minute decision 20 years ago takes over a year to remove?? Ugh.)
Here are the progress photos so far.
The overall treatment takes less than 5 minutes, is mildly painful (I use numbing cream and ice beforehand), and takes about 1 week for the skin to heal after the laser treatment.
Although, this photo is kind of painful looking, no?
That’s what it looks like for about a week after treatment. Ouch.
Here’s my tattoo removal self portrait. Fancy, huh? Proof that I can still operate and aim my camera while being sabotaged with lasers. Can’t be THAT painful, right?
Don’t forget the groovy protective eyewear I get to sport!
My next appointment is in about a month or so, so I’ll be back with an update. ALSO! I’ve been doing laser hair removal on my underarms, and let me just say, I love it. No long, drawn out waiting periods on that front. I’ve had 3 treatments on my underarms, and I only need to shave about once a week. (I previously needed to shave every day.) It is THE AWESOME, people. I can’t believe how fast the hair has been eliminated!