A Bride’s Guide to tattoo removal before the big day

October 26, 2021

Author: Jamie Tomlinson

The love of your life has just proposed to you and you said yes! Congratulations. Here is our bride’s guide to tattoo removal before the big day.

Ok so now comes the Big Day planning. Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful on her wedding day. It’s the one day you plan everything down to every last detail.

You want the right venue, the right dress, the right celebrant. Your hair and makeup must be on point. It’s one of the best days of your life.

So, it won’t come as a complete shock to know there’s also something else brides tend to think about right after their engagement; an unwanted tattoo.

There are many reasons to get rid of tattoos before the big day; ex-boyfriend’s name, the dress you had in mind doesn’t cover the tattoo or you just don’t want to look back at your photos from the big day in years to come and see your ink.

Having said that, there are many women who nail it with tattoos on their big day and look stunning.

However, if you feel you want your body to be a clear canvas for your wedding day, there is a solution available to you in laser tattoo removal.

Bride in white sitting down holding a bouquet of flowers. A bride's guide to tattoo removal

It takes Patience and Planning

So, you’ve decided to go ahead and get rid of your tattoo. What now? It’s important to understand that tattoo removal is a journey, not a race. It takes time, money and most importantly patience.

First things first, schedule a consultation with a reputable laser tattoo removal specialist. They will take you through the entire process and will be able to give you an indication of the estimated number of treatments you might need and provide you with the cost per treatment.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

image showing how laser tattoo removal works

Laser tattoo removal works by applying laser energy into the tattooed area. The ink then shatters into tiny little particles which are then eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. Which is the body’s natural cleaning system.

The healthier the individual, the quicker the process can be. This is because a healthy person will have fewer toxins in the body, resulting in greater and effective ink elimination.

You can give your immune system a boost, prior to your laser tattoo removal treatment. And throughout the entire tattoo removal journey. This will give your body a better chance at ink elimination in-between treatments and be ready for the next appointment. This could also result in fewer treatments for you.

Certain colours like blues, greens, reds and yellows are the most difficult to remove and may require a few more treatments.

Likewise, the location of your tattoo plays a part too. Tattoos on the feet and hands can take slightly longer as they are a little further away from your heart. This is why you get cold feet and hands. Lower circulation.

Timing and what to expect

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As we’ve said already, tattoo removal is a journey. In general tattoos require 6-12 treatments to achieve complete removal. And it is advisable to wait at least 6-8 weeks between each treatment.

Why wait so long? Because we want to give your lymphatic system enough time to eliminate as much ink as possible. In fact, the longer you wait in between each treatment, could mean getting rid of your tattoo quicker than planned…. make sense? Also it means we keep your skin in the best condition.

So, all in all, it can take 12-18 months, so the sooner you start the process, the better for you and your skin.

Tattoo removal and your skin

Every individual is different and every tattoo is different. Some tattoos fade quicker than others. That’s because everyone reacts and heals differently when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

Giving your immune system a boost will definitely help speed up the removal process. And we have some extra helpful tips that you’ll want to check out.

Something else you need to think about is skincare. You want your skin to look beautiful, and good as new after your treatments. So it’s important to look after your skin throughout the entire tattoo removal journey.

Avoid excessive heat to the skin (exercise, hot bath, hot shower, sauna) for 24-48 hours. This is because your skin will feel slightly tender following the treatment.

Don’t pick or scratch as this can lead to scarring.

Best to avoid the sun between treatments. If you must go in the sun, we recommend SPF30+ as well as protective clothing over the tattoo area. Sun exposure can effect the tattoo removal process.

Your skin will look and feel amazing if cared for properly.

Time not on your hands?

Bride with a clock in the her looking confused. A bride's guide to tattoo removal

There is a solution if you don’t have 12-18 months until the big day. The other option is fading, which requires fewer treatments. With significant fading, all that’s left to do is for your make-up artist to apply light concealer or foundation on the day.

Congratulations again and we wish you all the best with your planning.

If you have any questions, get in touch today. Our specialists are on hand to help. 1300 74 50 74 or info@goodbyetattoos.com

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