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The Positive Things Your Tattoos Say About You

The Positive Things Your Tattoos Say About You | Newport Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular as society grows more accepting of the fact that there’s nothing wrong with getting some ink done. While in the past there may have been some negative connotations attached to the decision to get a tattoo, now there are many positive things which can be inferred by others when they see that you have a tattoo. Here are just a few of the positive traits others may see in you when they learn that you have a tattoo.

You Can Commit

The first thing that everyone knows about tattoos is that they are not easily removed without professional help. If you’ve made the decision to get something drawn onto your body by a tattoo artist you have shown that you are capable of making a decision to pursue something with long lasting consequences.

You’re Tough

The one other thing that is considered to be common knowledge about tattoos is that they are painful to receive. While the exact level of pain from a new piece of art depends on several factors, not least of which being the location of the tattoo and what is underneath the skin being inked, there’s no spot that is completely painless. Large tattoos, particularly in painful locations like the ribs, show you’ve got some fortitude.

You Know Yourself

While it’s unfortunately not true that every tattoo people get is done with a great deal of consideration and self reflection, most tattoos do carry some level of enhanced meaning. By finding something that is important enough to you to get it tattooed on you it shows you have the ability to be reflective and think about what you truly care about. It shows that you know who you are and what matters most to you.

You Don’t Fear Criticism

Although tattoos are more popular today than ever before, that doesn’t mean that they are completely without their detractors either. Some people will criticize you for the choice of art for your tattoo, while others find the act of getting tattoos at all to be a poor choice, regardless of the meaning behind the piece or the quality of the work. Getting a tattoo thus shows that you are willing to accept any criticism that it will trigger without allowing it to get in the way of you setting out to do what you want to do because you want to do it.

Tattoos are a fantastic way to express yourself and show off the things that matter most to you. Now that their application has become so widespread people can see them for the positive things they are and you can head out the door with confidence that your ink reflects positively on you to those you meet.

While tattoos are certainly seen in a positive light in today’s society, you may just want to get rid of yours for some reason. Don’t fear, we can help. Newport Tattoo Removal is the leading laser tattoo removal clinic in Orange County. Give us a call at: (949) 631-9009 for your free consultation.

Oops! I Need to Cover-Up My Tattoo — What Do I Do?

Oops! I Need to Cover-Up My Tattoo-What Do I Do? | Newport Tattoo Removal

As the wonderful world of tattoos opens up to more and more people every year there’s also another community which grows alongside it — the community of people with tattoos they want to get rid of. One of the best ways to deal with a regrettable piece of ink is to opt for a cover-up. Replacing your unwanted art with a new design that you love is an excellent way to transform a mistake into a masterpiece. If you’re considering a tattoo cover up and don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Find the Right Artist

At the end of the day your cover-up tattoo is still a tattoo. That means all the same caveats which come with a piece of fresh ink still apply, and that starts with finding an artist who can deliver a piece you love. This is particularly important with cover-up work because there is additional craft required to create a design which works despite lacking a completely fresh canvas to draw on.

Choose A Design That Works

The options you have when creating a cover-up design will be influenced by the work that is being covered up. Darker colors in your original tattoo are more limiting than light colors, and inversely dark colors for your new tattoo will be able to get the job done in a wider range of situations. This is where choosing a talented artist is important as they can help you to find a design that works.

Fade Your Prior Ink

Darker colors are harder to tattoo over but that doesn’t mean that you are totally out of luck. When you have ink that needs to be covered then one of the best things you can do is find a tattoo removal professional, like those at Newport Tattoo Removal, to help fade the piece being covered up. Laser removal therapy isn’t just for dark inks, either. Every cover-up tattoo looks better on a fresher canvas, so the more sessions of removal therapy you undergo the better your new ink will look.

Get That Ink Covered

Once you’ve found your artist, picked out a new design and faded your prior tattoo with laser therapy it’s time to go in and get your new tattoo. A talented tattoo artist working on a faded tattoo can truly create an incredible piece of art where nobody who sees the new look would ever guess there was another tattoo lurking underneath the surface.

Give us a call or use the form below to schedule a consultation or learn more today: (949) 631-9009.

How to Prepare for Your Laser Tattoo Removal Therapy

How to Prepare for Your Laser Tattoo Removal Therapy | Newport Tattoo Removal

Getting a new tattoo is a great way to show off something important to you on your body, but the sad truth is that not all tattoos age as gracefully as you would like. When you find yourself sporting a tattoo you wish would just go away it’s time to consider laser tattoo removal therapy. With laser treatments your unwanted ink is faded away until it is no longer noticeable, or until it is easier to tattoo over. Before going in for your first treatments it is important to make sure you do everything you can in the weeks leading up to your treatments to get the best possible results.

Just Say No to Tans

A nice golden tan is something many chase after when the weather is warm, but if a tattoo removal is in your future the sun is not your friend. Don’t do any artificial tanning and avoid spending extended periods laying out in the sun. If you do have to be outdoors for other activities you don’t have to force yourself to live an indoor life, but put on some sunscreen before heading out.

Keep Things Natural

You’re likely used to grooming around your tattoo in order to show it off. Most tattoos are not designed with the intent of having a bunch of hair growing through them, so shaving or waxing is common. If you’re preparing to have your tattoo removed, however, it’s time to lay off on hair removal which can irritate the skin before your procedure.

Monitor Your Medication

Medications which serve to decrease clotting are best avoided prior to your laser removal therapy. Overuse of these medications can lead to increased bleeding during treatment.

Stop Smoking

Sometimes the best practices before removal therapy are also best practices in general. Smoking decreases your healing and recovery so you should stop at least six weeks prior to undergoing your first treatment.

Drink, Drink, Drink

Healthier skin responds better to laser removal therapy and the easiest way to improve your skin health is to focus on hydration. Increase your water intake in the weeks before your procedure to ensure your skin is not dried out and thus more prone to damage.

If you’re dealing with a tattoo that is causing your angst then the time to get rid of it is already here. The professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal specialize in delivering high quality results for every laser tattoo removal patient. Get in touch with Newport Tattoo Removal today to schedule a consultation for your tattoo and get started on the path to the skin you want.

Give us a call or use the form below to schedule a consultation or learn more today: (949) 631-9009.

Exes, Errors and Corporate Logos: The Most Regrettable Tattoos and How to Remove Them

Exes, Errors and Corporate Logos: The Most Regrettable Tattoos and How to Remove Them | Newport Tattoo Removal

Finding just the right tattoo for you is an unparalleled experience, allowing you to take something important to you and make it a permanent part of your body. Unfortunately, not every tattoo ages so gracefully. Sometimes a piece of ink which seems like a great idea at the time turns into a regret you wish you could undo. Here are some of the biggest mistakes people have made with their tattoos, and how to correct them.

Former Partners

Getting the name, initials or image of a partner is a great way to show your love and devotion to them. If the relationship goes south, however, you’re left with a permanent reminder of your ex. Not only is this often off putting to the individual with the tattoo, it can be a deal breaker for future partners who won’t appreciate being reminded of your ex every day when they look at you.

Poor Artists

Even when the spirit of a tattoo is good and holds up to the test of time, sometimes the quality of the art does not. If you’re getting inked on a budget you are particularly at risk of receiving suboptimal work, which ultimately needs to be removed or covered up.

Corporate Promotions

Some companies have turned to tattoos as a great source of advertisement. By offering promotions which promise rewards like free food from their store, they get customers to permanently tattoo the store’s name or logo on their body. Naturally, some of the recipients find that when the free rewards run out, so does their tolerance of the tattoo.

Changed Beliefs

As we grow and mature through the years, so do the things we believe or care about. Sometimes it can even happen due to circumstances outside your control altogether, like an individual you memorialized getting caught up in a scandal. When your ink no longer reflects your principles, it’s time for it to go.

What to Do With an Unwanted Tattoo

The good news for anyone who has made one of the above mistakes, or has a different reason to want their ink to go away, is that laser tattoo removal has never been better. Pros like Newport Tattoo Removal use lasers to break up the ink over a series of treatments, fading it until it is light enough to be covered up effectively, or removed entirely. If you’ve got a tattoo that no longer belongs on you, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a tattoo removal professional.

Give us a call or use the form below to schedule a consultation: (949) 631-9009.

3 Reasons To Consider Tattoo Removal This Spring

3 Reasons to Consider Tattoo Removal This Spring | Newport Tattoo Removal

Having a tattoo on your body that you hate to look at can make life hard. Disliking the way your tattoo has changed over time or simply outgrowing the ink are just some of the many reasons people consider laser tattoo removal. Removing a tattoo can help you enjoy your spring to the fullest.

  1. Results with Minimal Discomfort

It’s not often that you can make a drastic change to your body without experiencing major discomfort or a complicated recovery process. However, laser tattoo removal gives you the chance to make a big change without the negative side effects of other types of removal. Unlike dermabrasion and other methods of removal, which can cause damage to the skin and can be painful, laser tattoo removal is minimally invasive and only targets the tattooed area. Newport Tattoo Removal prioritizes your comfort throughout the process of laser tattoo removal and makes sure you’ll love your results.

  1. Improve Your Confidence

Having a tattoo that is faded or discolored can make you feel uncomfortable about your body. Likewise, having a tattoo that you regret can bring up feelings of shame. Ultimately, being embarrassed of your body because of a tattoo can cause your confidence to take a major hit. Fortunately, laser tattoo removal can get rid of unsightly or regrettable tattoos. Newport Tattoo Removal examines each person individually to determine the optimal number of treatments necessary to give every client the best removal possible. Without your unwanted tattoo, you won’t have to feel like you have to hide your body and your confidence will soar.

  1. Give Your Spring a Fresh Start

Spring is often considered to be a season of renewal, making it the perfect time to make a change and remove an unwanted tattoo. Many people choose laser tattoo removal in order to free up space on their body for tattoos they know they’ll love. With your old tattoo gone, you can easily refresh your appearance and get an updated tattoo that will complete your look. However, choosing to leave the area where the tattoo once was untouched can also be a great way to liven up your appearance. Changing your look can not only increase your level of confidence but can also boost your overall happiness.

Ultimately, a tattoo removal can benefit you in many ways. Knowing that your tattoo removal will be minimally uncomfortable and that you’ll love the results, improving your confidence and giving yourself a fresh look are just some of the great reasons to consider tattoo removal this spring. Give us a call or use the form below to schedule a consultation: (949) 631-9009.

 

The Worst St. Patrick’s Day Tattoos

Getting a tattoo centered on a holiday or culture is nothing new or bad. However, that doesn’t mean all tattoos are created equal. Some are downright silly and can close the doors on future job prospects in highly professional fields. Others are embarrassing, showing how little research the person does before getting permanent artwork. If you’re thinking of adding a tattoo this St. Patrick’s Day, avoid these choices.

Leprechauns

Sure, they may look cute and funny, but do you really want one stuck on you every day of the year? As you get older, a leprechaun tat can become just as troublesome as the mythical creature. Cartoonish caricatures are rarely a good option because they tend to be seen as immature. Make sure your love of leprechauns is as solid as gold before you get one as a tattoo.

Rainbow Ending in a Pot of Gold

A rainbow by itself can be a beautiful and meaningful choice, but when paired with a pot of gold at the end, it can look childish. This common St. Patrick’s Day symbol is more akin to a Lucky Charms™ advertisement than an ideal piece of permanent body art. If you like gold that much, why not use the money on gold jewelry instead?

The Worst St. Patrick’s Day Tattoos Leprechaun-Tattoo | Newport Tattoo Removal

Gaelic Phrases

Unless you speak the language fluently or consult with someone who is a native speaker, going with a phrase in a foreign language can easily backfire. There’s a chance that the words don’t translate into what you think they do, whether from Gaelic to English or vice versa, especially if you don’t consider factors such as diacritical marks and idioms. Always be 100-percent sure of the following about the phrase before letting the needle touch your skin:

  • Conjugation
  • Spelling
  • Pronunciation
  • Literal translation
  • Figurative meaning

Anything When Drunk

St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for extreme alcohol consumption, so get your tattoo on a sober day. Too many people have ink regret after getting a tattoo when drunk! On a related note, leave the alcoholic beverages for drinking, not tattooing on your body.

Hope for the Regretful

If you’ve gotten one of these, or any other tattoo, and no longer want it on your body, the good news is that modern medicine has come a long way in ink removal. At Newport Tattoo Removal, you can have your body art erased sooner and more effectively than through traditional methods. You don’t have to live with the embarrassment of a silly or bad tattoo forever. Give us a call to get started (949) 631-9009.

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Caring for Your Skin After a Tattoo Removal

Caring for Your Skin After a Tattoo Removal | Newport Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is a big job and leaves behind a big impact on the treated skin. The use of strong lasers on your skin can lead to bruising, swelling, blistering and other symptoms associated with superficial burn wounds. Knowing how to care for your skin after completing your removal is crucial to avoiding scarring and getting the best possible results in return for your hard-earned cash. While your technician at Newport Tattoo Removal will go over an aftercare plan with you, it’s good to keep a few things in mind in terms of nourishing your skin in the aftermath of the procedure.

Protect Your Skin

The first 3 days after your removal are particularly critical for the healing process. It’s during this time that your skin begins re-generating the skin cells its lost in order to heal up any superficial wounds sustained during the process. Therefore, you’ll want to take some precautions during this period of time.

  • Keep the area bandaged with sterile gauze
  • Use antibacterial or healing ointment in a thin layer beneath your gauze
  • Keep the area clean and dry

After this period of time, you’ll still want to ensure the affected area is kept clean and dry. When you need to wash, do so using warm water and mild soap.

Treat the Symptoms

In the aftermath of the process, blistering and burning sensations are highly common, especially with larger or more intense removals. Don’t be alarmed by these developments. Typically, you can relieve the pain by using healing ointments meant for burns and, if necessary, applying cold compresses to the affected areas. This provides a measure of relief without hindering the healing process.

Avoid the Sun

You don’t have to avoid outdoor spaces entirely, but if you know you’re going to be out in the sun for any period of time after your removal, wear sunscreen. An SPF 25 or higher is recommended, and it should ideally be worn whenever you’re in the sun for 3 months following your removal.

Know When to Seek Help

Itching will happen during the healing process and though you might feel worried, itchiness in and of itself is not a sign of infection. However, if itchiness if paired with oozing sores, crustiness or an amount of pain you consider to be unusual, contact a professional right away. Skin infections can be serious and should never be ignored for any period of time.

Aftercare is critical to getting the best possible results after your tattoo removal. Work with your professional and follow these steps to reduce the likelihood of scarring and promote the restoration of smooth, unmarked skin. Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 when you have any questions.

Things You Must Ask Your Tattoo Removal Specialist

If you’ve decided you are ready to get rid of an unwanted tattoo, it’s time to start looking for the right specialist to do the job. The market is full of different services that offer tattoo removal, so it’s of critical importance that you know what questions to ask before you decide. Use this handy guide to check your potential tattoo removal candidates and see if they meet the grade.

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Questions To Ask About Safety

One of the primary concerns in tattoo removal is that of safety. You want to ensure that you are going to a reputable tattoo removal specialist, such as Newport Tattoo Removal, who will not only perform the removal successfully, but above all, safely so that you and your skin are not harmed in any way. Some questions you should ask about safety include:

  • Is there a risk of infection, and how can I prevent an infection from occurring?
  • What are the risks of tattoo removal in my particular situation?
  • What equipment do you use, and what safety certifications does it have?

Asking about the risk of infection and ways to prevent infection will help you determine if your tattoo removal specialist knows about appropriate after-care and how to keep you safe. Asking about general risks in your particular situation will let you know how experienced the professionals are, and how capable they are of assessing the risk factors you may have as compared to other clients, based on your skin type or other circumstances.

Finally, asking about the specifics of the equipment lets you know if your tattoo removal expert is fully aware of the type of equipment he or she uses and whether or not it is approved for use by regulating bodies such as the FDA. This further ensures your safety.

Questions To Ask About Effectiveness

Your tattoo removal expert should never make bold or outlandish promises about the results you are likely to see with your procedure. Tattoo removal shouldn’t be seen as a simple “eraser,” but rather as a specialized procedure that will enable your tattoo to become gradually less visible through a series of treatments. Here are some questions to ask regarding the effectiveness of tattoo removal:

  • How long will it take to remove my tattoo?
  • What kind of final result can I expect?
  • Do you have before and after photos from previous clients?
  • Will I experience side effects or unwanted results?

Tattoo removal is a welcome relief for many people seeking to rid themselves of a tattoo they no longer want. By asking the right questions before you embark on your treatment, you can feel confident that you have chosen the right provider for your needs.