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Tattoo Removal

  • 02-04-2014 6:43pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 sryan21


    Hi folks,

    I'm throwing up a question about tattoo removal.
    I got a name tattoo running down my arm in black ink & although I love the name, I no longer love the tattoo.
    I've had it 2 & a half years now.
    Anyway I've been googling like crazy over the past few weeks & there is no straight answer as to what the best method on removing it is but I'm looking towards Q-Switched laser tattoo removal.
    If anyone has any experience or knows of any place (in Ireland) which other people have gone to, I'd appreciate any help.

    Many thanks,
    sryan21


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,135 Just Like Heaven


    Where are you based?

    Think Dublin Ink are still doing laser at €40 a pop. Don't know which laser they're using though. 2.5 years is relatively new so keep in mind that a cover up after a couple of sessions might be more suitable.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 301 ✭✭ sari


    Hi just wondering if you have heard of thermal abrasion with osmosis as a removal method? Apparently it's meant to remove tattoos in half the amount of treatments as laser alone. Looking into it but not sure about it can't find much info


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 sryan21


    http://www.akronics.com/clarker-cosmetic-applications/tattoo-removal
    Here is some info on the treatment itself. I will look into it more myself :)
    If you find out anything else on the matter then please post it here :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 301 ✭✭ sari


    Yes this is what I had read. I noticed an ad in the local paper saying they were now doing it. So had a google. It seems like a great option. I have a tattoo I want removed it's old and just a black outline so I think it would be pretty easy to remove. Have you come across anymore info on this?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    Does anywhere in Ireland do Picosure laser?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    looking to get 2 tatts removed with a picosure laser instead of the Qswitched laser,

    cant seem to find any shops that have it,

    anybody know of any clinics or shops in dublin do they have this laser removal?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    There is none in Ireland.

    London is the closest, best price I found there was in The Circle.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    nm wrote: »
    There is none in Ireland.

    London is the closest, best price I found there was in The Circle.

    ZULU Tattoo are only shop that have it, after searching around, but I was looking for a clinic


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    I have serious doubts that Zulu have a Picosure in there


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    nm wrote: »
    I have serious doubts that Zulu have a Picosure in there


    That shop seems to popup when type Picosure tattoo Dublin into Google,

    But I think you may be right about them not having the machine :(


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    That shop seems to popup when type Picosure tattoo Dublin into Google,

    But I think you may be right about them not having the machine :(

    Yea, there is zero chance they have one. They cost 250k or so, no small outlay.

    You'd be looking at a trip to the UK I'm afraid.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    nm wrote: »
    Yea, there is zero chance they have one. They cost 250k or so, no small outlay.

    You'd be looking at a trip to the UK I'm afraid.

    Damn 250K

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention , I'm headed to Bristol actually at end of the month,

    And the PROSKIN CLINICS in Bristol and Cardiff have them, :)

    Couldn't be arsed getting a Qswitched laser done on them as it takes too long


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,364 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Damn 250K

    Thanks for bringing that to my attention , I'm headed to Bristol actually at end of the month,

    And the PROSKIN CLINICS in Bristol and Cardiff have them, :)

    Couldn't be arsed getting a Qswitched laser done on them as it takes too long

    What do you mean takes to long. Do you mean by the number of sessions needed. Also how many sessions would it take with the Picosure laser and how much are they?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    billyhead wrote: »
    What do you mean takes to long. Do you mean by the number of sessions needed. Also how many sessions would it take with the Picosure laser and how much are they?


    Yeah Picosure will take bout 6 sessions completely to remove my Tatt, cause it's a fighting Irish Tatt with black and green ,

    Qswitched won't remove green no matter wat, wereas Picosure will,

    also a lot quicker with removing black , Picosure just shatters tattoos into smaller pieces were your immune system kicks out the ink quicker,

    I'm just looking to fade mine abit to get a coverup done,

    Qswitched tattoo medium = 80 euro
    Picosure tattoo medium = 120 euro

    Not bad for 40 quid extra :)

    I can't post pics as I'm new here


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    Ahh uberskin UK in Derry in Northern Ireland do it, thought I'd post that for anyone looking to get it done


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ WeirdoFreak


    Hello, I got this tattoo done years ago, I have never really liked it as your man made a balls of it in my opinion, it's not how I expected it to turn out. I'll never get another tattoo on holiday again, stick to the irish. Anyway I was thinking of getting it covered up with a bigger and bolder chain and cross but I was thinking maybe I'd be better getting a few sessions of laser removal first.

    I just want to know how successful laser would be on this tattoo?? As you can see it's all black ink, not terribly deep. How many sessions does it normally take, has anyone ever seen tattoo removal that has completely removed every bit of the tattoo.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,213 ✭✭✭✭ Star Lord


    If you're getting it covered up, it might need lightened a little, but shouldn't need to be removed completely. (This will depend entirely on what you're covering it with of course!)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 153 ✭✭ malin182


    I would say it could be easily done in about 4 or 5 sessions if not less from doing some research online. Zulu tattoo seems to be a common favorite for removals.

    I would be interested in getting some info on this as well, I have a large tribal on my upper arm and thinking of getting rid of it. Is there PicoSure technology available here now? I see there is a place in Derry that does it but a bit far to be going up for repeat visits. ANy ideas/experience?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 153 ✭✭ malin182


    nm wrote: »
    Does anywhere in Ireland do Picosure laser?

    I know this thread is old but did you find anywhere in Dublin that did it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    malin182 wrote: »
    I know this thread is old but did you find anywhere in Dublin that did it?

    No, although Dundrum Laser Clinic told me they are getting one in soon, this winter.

    The closest currently is up north, Uberskin in Derry.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ celligraphy


    Hi guys can anyone recommend tattoo removal place in limerick city? Looking to get a small tattoo removed from my hand


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    Dundrum laser clinic now have one :)

    And uber skin in Derry have it aswell


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,357 gregers85


    I know Allstar Tattoo on Wickham street does removal


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,402 Santos Loose Campus


    Dundrum laser clinic now have one :)

    Do they have it already? I asked and was told it'd be in later in the year.

    Excellent if they got one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    First session done today in dundrum,
    Really nice place staff all friendly,

    They have lasers to treat green and other colours, so got that done plus, another tattoo on my back, both in the black ink parts,

    Delighted to finally have gone through with it, arm took 2 mins & back took 3 mins

    Picosure I was told is not that great but depends on the tattoo, also was told it was too expensive, :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,364 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    First session done today in dundrum,
    Really nice place staff all friendly,

    They have lasers to treat green and other colours, so got that done plus, another tattoo on my back, both in the black ink parts,

    Delighted to finally have gone through with it, arm took 2 mins & back took 3 mins

    Picosure I was told is not that great but depends on the tattoo, also was told it was too expensive, :)

    Did you get the session done then with the Q laser so and if so how much was it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    billyhead wrote: »
    Did you get the session done then with the Q laser so and if so how much was it?

    110 euro for 2 tattoos although girl told me on phone later , I was overcharged

    So will cheaper at next session , really quick no more than 2 mins on my arm, and 2mins on back

    picosure was getting mixed results so was told it wasn't worth getting as 350€ Per time


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,748 ✭✭✭ Flippyfloppy


    110 euro for 2 tattoos although girl told me on phone later , I was overcharged

    So will cheaper at next session , really quick no more than 2 mins on my arm, and 2mins on back

    picosure was getting mixed results so was told it wasn't worth getting as 350€ Per time

    Did they tell you this at dundrum? Do they have picosure there themselves? And is 350 for your 2 tattoos?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,364 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Was it the Q switched Laser in Dundrum that was used?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ DaBlackMask


    Did they tell you this at dundrum? Do they have picosure there themselves? And is 350 for your 2 tattoos?

    They said they were trialing the picosure,
    And had it there, but while they were lasering my tattoos , I said I was in contact with über skin in Derry, they said that's the only place that have it, but there was 6 machines in the room I was in,I didn't ask about it, as they said it was expensive for what I was looking to get removed

    Yeah 350 for both tattoos,

    And yes qswitched they used in that session


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