Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Commonly called as IPL, the intense pulsed light therapy technique is usually used by tattoo spas. It is a skin enhancer that employs a high intensity light in same manner as that of a laser light. The procedure involves a gel being applied on the skin. Compared to the conventional laser therapy, the IPL is supposed to be less painful and more successful. However, experts do not really commend the said method. In exchange for its more successful results, the price of each light pulse might drain your pocket dry.

Laser Tattoo Removal

The laser removal technique is perhaps the most widespread method for removing tattoos. The technique operates by targeting the tattoo with pulses of extremely concentrated light breaking the ink into tiny bits. Laser therapy must be done in multiple treatments since a single session is not enough to fully remove the ink. Be warned though that the more treatment your tattooed skin gets, the more that it can cause damage to your skin. You might end up having blisters and scabs that would mark your skin.

Tattoo Cream Remover

This method is a little bit dodgy and those who want to try these so called tattoo cream removers must consult with a lot of people regarding their effectiveness. To be sure, you can even discuss with your personal dermatologist the safety of using such products. Compared to laser therapy and IPL, tattoo cream removers are undeniably cheap but the results are, however, questionable. But then again, you always have the option to try any one of them as long they are proven safe by your dermatologist.

Saline Solution Application

Due to the high cost entailed by removing a tattoo through conventional methods, people had been very innovative in discovering other ways to remove tattoos without spending a lot of money. One of these innovations is fading a tattoo by using a saline solution. The people who use this technique pierce the tattooed skin with the needle containing the saline solution. The positive thing about this method is that its very cheap and safe. If you do not have money to spare for an IPL or laser surgery, you can try this for the meantime.

Covering up the Tattoo

This method would not exactly remove your tattoo. But if you have a tattoo that you donot like, you can always have it covered with another one. A lot of tattoo artists nowadays are quite capable to accomplish the job. Kindly be aware though that covering up tattoos has its own boundaries. To cover up a tattoo done in black ink with a pink one then its not possible since the stronger color would definitely stand out. To try it, search for skilled cover up artists since its not done properly, the resulting tattoo would be hard.


Salabrasion is a process of tattoo removal that makes use of plain table salt, tap water and an abrasive device such as a wooden block wrapped in gauze. The process can be done in thirty to forty minutes. You have to prepare for it since it could really be messy and for some people, gross. What happens during the procedure is that the tattooed area will be shaved. And then, a spoon of salt mixed with water will be applied onto it. Afterwards, the abrasive material will be rubbed against the area until the skin looks row.


Cryosurgery is another method to remove a tattoo. What happens during the session is that your tattoo will be frozen and burned off with liquid nitrogen. It is not a very common method but you can always consult your dermatologist for further advice.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are gradually applied on the tattooed skin until the skin exfoliates fading the tattoo over time. It is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin using a chemical solution that causes the skin to slough off.


The process of Dermabrasion is almost the same as salabrasion, the only difference salabrasion and dermabrasion is that instead of using salt to rub against the tattooed skin, a numbing solution will be applied onto the region before it is abraded.

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