Tattoo’s have become more and more socially acceptable and actually even a status symbol in today’s society. But as this fad goes on it is sure to happen that more and more people will one day realize that they might have made a bit of a mistake and feel the need to undo what was supposed to be permanently on their skin.
Laser tattoo removal is probably the most well known and most painful way to remove a tattoo. Lasers are shot at the skin burning threw the first 3 layers of skin to actually break up the pigment that has been placed in the skin via the needle. The issue is that the Laser burns the first 3 layers of skin while working, so this can be very painful for a person and end in scaring and pain until it heals.
One of the old myths is that you can use vinegar and very light sandpaper to remove a tattoo. First use the soft sandpaper on the area that is tattooed rubbing it gently until the color is most vibrant, then soak it in the vinegar for an hour. You repeat this 3-4 times for around 20 minutes, daily for about a month. Eventually the vinegar will start to fade the tattoo. We can tell you know that this does NOT work and is nothing more then a myth. It is impossible for the very very very light amount of acid in the vinegar to penetrate down to the layer of skin which holds the ink. So please do not waste your time or vinegar on attempting this.
A more painful way and non sanitary way to remove a tattoo is simply using a belt sander. This does work, but is not recommended. You could end up permanently burning yourself with the belt sander and and up doing more damage then good. This is seriously not recommended and might have been talked about in movies before but seriously should not even be considered as a way of removing a tattoo.
Balms are now becoming more popular and have had some great success with helping to fade a tattoo to the point where only the person who originally got the tattoo or gave the tattoo would know where the tattoo was located. Dr. Tat Off makes a balm that gets great reviews for people who use it. Personally I have never experimented with it or heard of it doing any good for anyone who has. The main painless tattoo removal factor is called wrecking balm.
Wrecking balm was developed by a group of Doctors and Dermatologists in New England has has received national attention when it was first spoken about on a famous radio show, the Howard Stern show. Since then wrecking balm started to sponsor the show. If you are serious about tattoo removal we would suggest trying this out. It has worked wonders for the people who have used it and continues to do so. Its also painless unlike laser tattoo removal.