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roarfire
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Sakura_Moon


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Posted:well...its faded quite a bit.
what you could do in the meantime is cover it up with professional make up?
or stay with me and have it removed!


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Sir Nuggit


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Posted:LONG!!


Can't you tell them that there's a festival/gig/show/friend you want to see on that particular date? Sorry if that seems dense!

Or, can you not just replace the tatoo over time with a more suited one?



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the looney bean


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Posted:do you know that tattoo removal is VERY painful . As a very tattooed person ( about 80% coverage ) i would suggest getting a cover up instead ,it'll be cheaper and much less painful . From the looks of it it would be really easy to tattoo over , and if nobody sees it , and your going to get another one there anyway , you may as well save yourself some money as well as the pain . good luck what ever you decide .

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DoktorSkell
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Posted:I have three tattoo's and i would reccomend having it covered up.

Perhaps a design that trails from your breast down to the middle of your chest? those type of tattoo's that trail from one part of your body to another look really good.

Hey Looney Bean! what do you thinks the most painfull tattoo area?

i have one that wraps around my left leg below my knee. and i tell you what, when the stuff on my shin was being done. the pain was just un-holy


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Bubbles_
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Bubbles_

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Posted:Written by:
I just feel so guilty about doing all this behind my parents back, usually I tell them everything. I mean yes it's my fault in the first place for getting the tattoo but I can't change what I did. I feel so feral and rebellious. It's not good It was such a mistake


im sorry i cant make this sound any nicer but you just made the biggest point there.... thats exactly what you should say to them... if anything telling them makes it all so much easier for you, at least then you dont have to do all this sneaking around. what you said there is very mature, and you seem to have a good relationship with them. smile

i had five tats when my mum booked me her and my sis on a holiday just for the girls. i stressed so much before hand about what i was going to do because she didnt know of my tat's. i thought she was going to kill me! when i finnaly told her it was such a relief. it went along the lines of
"i want us all to enjoy this holiday because we've never been on one with just us, and i dont want to ruin it and cause arguments. ive been stressing so much and im sorry but i have something to tell you..."
she told me she was happy i told her, obviously upset that i had lied before but that i sorted it out with her which she was happy about.

i hope this helps.... if you decide not to then its totally up to you, try not to get too worried though becasue stress is never good. hug

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Nate
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Posted:well first of all i'd like to say i reaaallly like your first tattooooo, very cool biggrin

and second of all i aggree with liquid bubblegum on this one, tell them, th might even pay for it to be removed....you never know

i cant wait to get my first tattooo , something in japanese, i;m a bit obsessed with japan


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myco
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Posted:you could tell your parents that it's my birthday (cos they know who i am, it'd make them feel a bit more at ease maybe?) which is why you need to go on that particular date.

as for the pain, i had a friend who had a tatt removed, she had a really horrible snake skeleton winding down her arm: very visible. anyway, she said it was the worst pain she's ever experienced, she called the tattoo itself a 'ticklish buzz' so she doesn't just have a low pain tolerance. but she said it was worth it, and it sounds like your very set on it.

let us know how things develop, and if there's anything i can do to help out. smile


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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

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Location: The countryside

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Posted:Wow. I really didn't think it would be that painful...

...but I still want to go through with it.


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Vixen
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Posted:good luck Roarfire! xxx

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Vixen
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Posted:What is it they actually do to remove it? xxx

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Skulduggery
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Posted:My sister had a road accident on her bike about 5 years ago and hit the floor with her head which pushed gravel into her forhead and took off a lot of skin. when it healed she was left with a "cold tattoo" ( a black mark) on her forhead. She got it burned off with a lazer. She said it hurt a bit but nothing she couldn't stand. The smell of burning was the worst thing about it and it hangs about for days and days. She had to have several treatments too to get rid of it completely. She now has a mark there thats lighter than the rest of her skin because the burning gets rid of normal skin pigmentation.

I have a cold tattoo in the bridge of my nose where the lid of a taxi boot fell on it and cut the skin (not a very exciting story so I won't tell it ubblol ) But I've decided not to bother having it burned away because of the smell and the pain. I don't worry about it enought to bother.

You might find you need more than one treatment so I would advise coming clean with your parents. Honesty really is usually the best policy.

Good luck. I hope you get the results you desire.


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the looney bean


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Posted:if your sure you want it removed go ahead with it , just make sure you go to atop tattooist to have it done .if its not done right it can leave a nasty red scar , which in your case would probably be in the shape of the outline . good luck ,let me know how it went . DoktorSkell ,theworst place i've had done is my chest , hot sweaty paper cuts !!!!!!!!!!!!!! the best elbows , felt nothing . PS acover up is having another tattoo done over the one you don't like .

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Skulduggery
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Posted:Written by: roarfire

I know I should be honest but I don't want to hurt them again. Like I said I've done heaps to hurt them in the past.

I was thinking of telling them afterwards!



I think that I would find that more hurtful if I were your parents. I would feel like you couldn't come to me when you needed to and that you didn't trust me.


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The Tea Fairy
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Posted:Good luck, but...

I really think you should tell your parents. I had my first tattoo before I was 18. I told my mum the next day, waited until she dropped me off at work then told her quickly so I had an excuse to leave straight away! At first she said 'you can't have one, your not 18', then she saw it, then she cried and there was much upset, lots of 'you made a BIG mistake, you'll regret it later in life, we're so very disappointed in you'...etc.

Anyway, I'm stubborn and she calmed down eventually. But like you, I thought the second one I got would cause her even more hurt. It's bigger than my first and in the middle of my back. She just rolled her eyes! She even smiled a bit. There was no huge outburst of tears and condemnation!

All parents like to feel that their kids can be themselves around them, that their kids can come and talk to them when they need help. Even if you've done the wrong thing and you're sorry, they'll respect you for it in the long run if you tell them things.

It will also save you all the stress of worrying about them finding out... I mean, what if they smell the burning on you, or see the scar after a treatment? I don't mean to be harsh, but that'd be just as bad as them finding the tattoo.

Good luck whatever you decide to do. smile


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Vixen
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Posted:Tattoo removal leaves scars? xxx

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The Tea Fairy
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Posted:Scars that fade! Think there's some marks that get left but they fade away, but a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to get rid of a tattoo without some scarring remaining. I've never had any removed so I don't know first hand, but my friend is a tattooist and that's what he told me.

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pineapple pete
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Posted:*luck*

hug


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Posted:hope it goes well hug

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Adya Miriyana
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Posted:hug hope its okay for you Steph!

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Bird
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Posted:Hope it all goes well! hug

you have my email if you want someone to rant/ramble at! smile


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jinvincible
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Location: Madtown

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Posted:I've had friends who have undergone removal, and said that it was like having a bad sunburn. I personally would not want any of mine removed, but if that's what you want, I wish you the best.

I agree with looney bean, the chest is a tender spot, especially towards the armpits/sides... that had me crawling through the back of the chair!


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The Tea Fairy
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The Tea Fairy

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Posted:Think you need to do some research on the net into Tattoo removal and techniques. As I said earlier, few years ago it was impossible to remove a tattoo without scar tissue being left. I don't know how much the technology has improved, but i'd be a bit dubious if I was told that laser treatments leave no scarring whatsoever.

It'll depend on the technology I guess, but lasers do pretty much work by applying intense light to skin cells. to break the colour pigment up so it can be absorbed. I'd imagine this is quite harsh on the skin cells though, and scarring may depend on the type of skin you have also. On one website I looked at it said you need between 8 and 20 treatments of the 'Versa-pulse Laser System', another website also quoted 9 - 20 treatments.

One 'factsheet' also said that 'all lasers carry a small risk of scarring' and larger risk of de-pigmentation of the skin. (lighter/darker patches appearing). Also, some ink colours like green and red are very difficult to remove with lasers as they don't absorb the light.

I'll PM you the factsheet I looked at, it was from a laser clinic so I don't think they're trying to scare people off doing it. Please weigh up all the side-effects and things that may go wrong first. Just know what you're letting yourself in for, because I know for sure now I'd rather keep all my tats forever than risk having funny discoloured patches of skin and stuff.

Take care, PM on the way. smile


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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

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Location: The countryside

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Posted:Had my first treatment before!



They have a q-switch laser, which is the good laser.



So the laser 'shatters' the ink and it goes into my body and then my immune system gets rid of the ink itself.



It hurt a bit, but not really.



The pain could be described as a pinch, minor electric shock, a small rubber band being flicked onto your skin..or an irritating sting!



It went 'zap'.......'zap'......'zap' like a staple gun! At the moment it feels a bit warm....like minor sunburn and it's a bit scabby...but from what I can see it's faded a fair bit.



I've got some cream and my next treatment is on the 30th of July.



It cost me $40.



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Bird
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Posted:Good to hear it wasn't too bad, how many treatments do they think you'll need?

hug


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roarfire
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roarfire

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Posted:For best results I think it's something like 6-8 treatments.

I would have thought 2 or 3 maybe but yeah, 6-8 apparently.

It doesn't matter though! smile


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the looney bean


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Posted:how does it look ? hope it makes you feel better . do you think you might tell your parents about it ?
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The Tea Fairy
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Posted:hug Glad it's all going OK! Didn't mean to scare you.

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Bubbles_
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Posted:hey happy to hear everythings going good for you biggrin hug

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Nate
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Nate

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Posted:really good to heare it whent well and only cpst 40 pounds!!

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roarfire
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roarfire

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Posted:It looks a bit manky because I haven't put the antiseptic cream on for a while, I'm meant to put it on 3-4 times a day for a few days....the picture is blurry unfortunately but there are certainly bits you can see where the ink has faded or disappeared. It's going to be red for a few weeks but when the redness goes away it's time for the next treatment.



I will tell my parents either when it's completely removed or in a few treatments time.


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