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How Tattoo Regret Impacts Your Mental Health

How Tattoo Regret Impacts Your Mental Health | Newport Tattoo RemovalTattoos, for some, are liberating. Sometimes, they symbolize a time in your life when something mattered enough that you felt compelled to tattoo it on your body. Other times, tattoos are standard of a lovesick decision, a drunk choice or something you did with ample pressure from your peers.

So, there you are, stuck with ink that you don’t appreciate. Before you sink into sadness, assuming it’s a permanent decision, keep your mind open. It’s not a permanent decision, not with a place like Newport Tattoo Removal. To keep a tattoo that you don’t want can be detrimental on your mental health. In fact, here are some of the psychological effects of unwanted ink.

Painful Past Reminders

When it comes to trauma or any sort of past pain, one of the best pieces of advice that you can receive is to grow and move on from that experience. This is inherently difficult if you have a tattoo documenting that time of your life. Whether it’s a tattoo of an ex’s name or a tattoo from a trying time in your life, the reminder can negatively impact your mental health. This makes it difficult to move forward. You don’t want your tattoo to hold you in the past.

Inability to Start Fresh

Tattoos, at times, represent a phase in a person’s life. Perhaps you never thought you’d enter the corporate world or maybe you had a rebellious phase that you long since grew out of. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to start a new life when your ink is holding you back. Are you ignoring job opportunities? Are you risking your career because you have tattoos that aren’t allowed? Do you feel like people make automatic assumptions about your ink, that aren’t true for you anymore? All of these things slowly chip away at a person’s mental health.

Embarrassment From Bad Ink

Not all tattoos are good tattoos. If you have an embarrassingly bad tattoo, then odds are your confidence is going to sink. While some people opt for cover up tattoos, these don’t always work. They particularly don’t work if you aren’t in the market for another tattoo. Removal saves you the embarrassment.

If you don’t love your tattoo, the truth is that it can be detrimental to your mental health. It can lead to you feeling depressed, stuck in the past, stagnant and even embarrassed. Your happiness matters don’t be shy about getting your ink removed. It could be the best choice you made. Call Newport Tattoo Removal at (949) 631-9009 for a free consultation and learn how we can help.

Give Yourself the Gift of Happier Skin This Holiday Season

Give Yourself the Gift of Happier Skin This Holiday Season | Newport Tattoo Removal

There’s no denying the joy to be found in finding the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. The problem is that the hustle and bustle of the holidays often means neglecting to take care of yourself, which may leave you feeling tired or run down. Why not give yourself a gift this year? Spend a bit of time receiving laser therapy so that you can once again love the skin you’re in.

Remove Dark Spots

Hyperpigmentation of the skin is common in people who spend lots of time in the sun or use tanning beds. Unfortunately, those dark spots can make someone feel less comfortable with their appearance. If you have spots that you wish would fade away, now is your chance. PicoSure’s laser technology uses tiny but powerful light pulses to fade the extra melanin that causes brown patches, freckles and moles. The technology is safe for use on most parts of the body, including your neck and chest, hands and arms, legs and face. PicoSure’s non-invasive treatment takes about 20-30 minutes per session, and the number of sessions necessary depends on the size and darkness of the spot. Most fade in six or fewer appointments.

Rejuvenate Your Skin

PicoSure laser treatment does more than remove dark spots; it can also help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and other imperfections. The laser improves the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, which works to fill in fine lines and reduce the appearance of pitting or other scars, providing you with a healthier and more youthful appearance. Although specific treatment varies depending on your needs, most rejuvenation treatments take about 30 minutes and require two or three appointments. Minor redness and swelling may last for a day or two but otherwise, there are typically no major side effects.

Get Rid of an Old Tattoo

Whether prodded on by youthful rebellion, a bit too much alcohol or someone who wasn’t the amazing artist they claimed to be, nearly 20 percent of people have a regrettable tattoo. If you’re part of the 20 percent, you’re in luck. PicoSure also works as a fast and easy laser tattoo removal option. The laser light bursts work to remove the underlying ink in the skin, including multicolored designs and recalcitrant tattoos. Keep in mind that tattoo removal works a bit differently from other skin treatments. The number of sessions required will depend on the size and color of your tattoo, and you’ll need to wait up to six weeks between each session to give the pigment time to leave the body.

Don’t skip yourself on your holiday gift list this year. Newport Tattoo Removal can help you relax, rejuvenate and fall in love with your skin again. Call us for a free consultation at: (949) 631-9009.

3 Celebrities Who Removed Their Ink

If you have ever heard of or seen the phrase “celebrities, they’re just like us!” spouted on a YouTube short or plastered on a magazine cover, then chances are you’ve read those words with some much needed skepticism. You will be happy to know then, that there are some areas in life where celebrities are indeed exactly like the rest of us. Thinking of removing a tattoo? There are countless celebrities who have been there, done that, but for your sake we’ll slim the list down to three A-listers.

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  1. Angelina Jolie

Known for her roles in Tomb Raider and Maleficent, Angelina Jolie has also made her personal mark as a producer for the documentary First They Killed My Father and has done work in animated films as well. She also got a tattoo in honor of her then-husband

Billy Bob Thornton in the form of his name and a dragon on her left arm. She removed the tattoo shortly after her divorce in 2003 and then replaced it with the birthplaces of her adopted children.




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  1. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp’s prolific filmography includes the popular  Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as the recent Murder on the Orient Express. He also got a tattoo in remembrance of a significant other, Winona Ryder, which he promptly removed after their break-up. Depp only removed the last two letters of Winona in his Winona Forever tattoo, turning it into Wino Forever instead.





Mark Wahlberg Removed Bob Marley Tattoo Ink | Newport Tattoo Removal

  1. Mark Wahlberg

While Mark Wahlberg has careers in many other fields besides acting, he is arguably most known for his roles in films like The Departed and All the Money in the World. Before his prolific acting career, Wahlberg had one of Sylvester the Cat from the Looney Tunes on his arm. He might have fallen out of love for the iconic character or wanted an image change suitable to his career. Either way, he had it removed, along with a tattoo of Bob Marley.


Tattoos are a popular form of self-expression, whether stemming from personal, romantic or simply aesthetic reasons. And as emotions often change, so do the reasons for getting and keeping a tattoo. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone in this. For these individuals, it was simply a way to start over with a clean slate. Whether you have ink you’d like to remove because they’re painful reminders or you’re ready to move on with the next step in your lives, you can choose to do the same with the help of Newport Tattoo Removal. Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 to see how we can help.

Choosing the Right Tattoo Removal Method

Twelve years ago, you may have had a great love Newport Tattoo Removal | Best methods to remove tattoosthat you thought would last and chose matching tattoos to commemorate your affection. You may have been passionate about a movie or cartoon character and had their visage etched directly into your skin. However, times change and people grow older and more mature, and the things that were once significant become not so important anymore. If this sounds like you, tattoo removal may be something that you’re looking into.

Of course, some tattoo removal methods are more effective than others. Finding the method that’s right for you requires meeting with experienced professionals who are also a good fit for you. With that in mind, here are a few of the different tattoo removal methods and the pros and cons of each.


When you think of dermabrasion, you may think of sand paper, and you wouldn’t be far off. Dermabrasion is a deep skin exfoliation that sands down the skin with a brush to remove the top and dermis layers of the skin. Although less expensive than some other removal methods, the procedure is quite painful and you may end up with more skin loss than just where your tattoo was.

Saline Removal

Many tattoo artists use saline removal to get rid of tattoos. The method seems safe: the removal artist injects saline into the skin around the tattoo ink to fade the tattoo. Although most effective on older tattoos, it may simply fade the tattoo and make it easier to cover it up with makeup on your own rather than really removing the ink altogether.


Another method that some people opt for is surgery. Essentially this involves cutting the tattoo out of your skin. This sounds like it would be successful, but even highly trained surgeons are sometimes not able to completely remove all the ink, and you may be left with scars worse than the tattoo itself.

Laser Removal

Laser tattoo removal may cost more upfront and require several treatments depending on the size and colors of your tattoo. However, it is the most effective method used by tattoo removal companies. Furthermore, it’s the only FDA-approved method of removing body art and will have the least significant side effects later in life.

Whatever your reason for wanting to erase your ink, by paying a little more for laser tattoo removal, your tattoo will be out of sight and out of mind forever. By talking to the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal, you’ll be better able to find the right removal method for you.

Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 to schedule a free tattoo removal consultation and learn what it will take to get rid of your unwanted ink.  You can also use our online contact form.

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What Is the Best Way To Remove a Tattoo?

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Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and create a memorial to something important to you. Unfortunately not all tattoos age as well as their owners hope. If you have a tattoo which no longer has the same powerful meaning to you, it may be time to consider removing it. If you’re looking to get rid of a tattoo then Newport Tattoo Removal has you covered.

Why PicoSure Lasers?

PicoSure lasers are the top of the line in tattoo removal technology, ensuring you get the best possible results from your treatment. The lasers are incredibly accurate, allowing for precise application of the treatment and all of Newport Tattoo Removal’s specialists are fully licensed medical practitioners. The PicoSure lasers also fire one-million times more in each second of application than traditional removal lasers, making the process more efficient for you as a customer.

How Does It Work?

In every tattoo removal session your specialist will use the laser to break up the inks in your tattoo. The laser bypasses the outer layer of your skin to directly hit the ink and break it down into tiny particles. These smaller particles are then able to be broken down by your body, allowing them to be absorbed and processed by your immune system.

How Long Will It Take?

The exact amount of time it will take to remove your tattoo varies on a case by case basis, as factors such as location and the inks used can have an effect on how many sessions are required. It is possible to see full removal in as little as five sessions. After each session you will wait between 6 and 8 weeks before coming back in for another round of therapy. This rest period is vital, as this is the time where your body will be clearing out the inks broken down in the prior session.

Picosure Tattoo Removal Before and After

Courtesy of R. Geronemus, MD | After 6 Tx

What’s Next?

Get in touch with the professionals at Newport Tattoo removal today. They will sit you down with a tattoo removal professional who can assess your tattoo and lay out a treatment plan for you. You can then schedule a block of treatments to begin removing the tattoo, with a special discount available if you commit to a full course of treatment.

Don’t keep walking around with ink on your body that you don’t love. With these state of the art treatments you have the option to fix the mistakes you’ve made and move on with a clean slate. Get in touch with a tattoo removal specialist today and get started on the path to the you that you want to see in the mirror.

Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 for the best tattoo removal results.  You can also use our online contact form.

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Top 4 Reasons Your Tattoo Removal Isn’t Working

Tattoo Removal ResultsMost people with tattoos have at least one tattoo that they would like to erase. Maybe you got the “no regrets” tattoo that you indeed regret. Maybe you have the Chinese symbols that don’t actually mean what you were told they meant. Whatever the reason, you’ve found a tattoo removal specialist and have even gone in for a few laser treatment sessions. There’s one small problem, however. Your tattoo isn’t coming off and you’re wondering if this is all a waste of time. If you’re going through a tattoo removal with poor results, here are the top four reasons you may be having trouble with the process.

  1. Age of Your Tattoo

The older your tattoo is the easier it can be removed with laser treatment. Since tattoos tend to fade over time on their own, the ink can more easily be broken down using fewer laser sessions. On the other hand, if you have a newer tattoo, it’s likely going to take multiple sessions with more powerful lasers than would be required for older ones.

  1. Laser Not Powerful Enough

Simply put, the laser that is being used in your treatment has to be strong enough to break down the ink pigments and erase the tattoo. The problem is that many of the lasers being used today either do not possess the power necessary to efficiently and effectively break up the ink or have too much power that can damage the skin. Of all the tattoo removal tips, this one can cause the most short and longer-term damage if not executed properly.

  1. Wrong Laser Wavelength Being Used

The wavelength on the laser being used differs depending on the color ink that was in the tattoo. Black, and dark colors overall, are the easiest to remove while colors such as blue and green are some of the more difficult colors to remove. For example, a 1064nm laser can get the job done for an all-black tattoo but won’t do much for a colored tattoo.

  1. Technician’s Experience

The most important way to improve your tattoo removal experience is to have a technician with the appropriate level of experience. Not only do they need to know the right wavelength to use to remove the tattoo in the shortest amount of time, but they should also how much of it to use to prevent your skin from being damaged. If your technician doesn’t have the right experience, then removing your tattoo may take longer than it should, or it may not come off at all.

Choosing to remove a tattoo can be a difficult decision. Follow these four tattoo removal tips to make the process as easy and safe as possible. At Newport Tattoo Removal, our technicians are highly trained in all varieties of tattoos to achieve the best removal results. We also utilize the PicoSure laser platform, the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave™ technology. Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 if you’re not seeing the tattoo removal results you are expecting.  You can also use our online contact form.

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How Your Skin and Ink Color Impacts Your Tattoo Removal



Whether it’s out of regret or a change in perspective, many people with tattoos have at least one from their younger days that they would like to get rid of. While tattoos were likely to be permanent several years ago, modern technology has allowed for more and more people to undergo the tattoo removal process to erase the mistakes they made in their choice of body art.

Even with this new technology, removing tattoos is still a challenge. There are number of factors that go into a successful removal treatment including the experience level of your technician, the age of the tattoo, the type of laser used and the color of your skin and the ink that was used. This article will focus specifically on how skin tone and ink color play a major role in the success of your treatment.

Impact of Skin Color

Skin tone plays a major role in the tattoo removal process and it’s often discussed in terms of the Fitzpatrick Scale, which is how the skin reacts when exposed to the sun. First, tattoos on lighter skin can be removed faster because the laser settings can be set higher, allowing for faster results. Darker skin, on the other hand, requires more care and can’t handle the higher laser settings. It’s an intricate process, but simply put, dark skin tattoo removal is different from light skin tattoo removal, and the technician performing your removal must be aware of these differences.

Impact of Ink Color

Ink color can also determine how long the tattoo removal process takes and whether it can be erased entirely. Contrary to what may seem logical, if you have lighter skin and the ink in your tattoo is darker, the shorter the removal process will be. If your tattoo contains any red, yellow, white or fluorescent shades, it’s going to take more work to get it out. On the other hand, dark colors on dark skin takes a long time to come off because the technician has to be careful to ensure that the energy from the laser is actually being absorbed by the dark pigment in the ink and rather than the dark skin itself.

Skin and ink color are just two examples of what makes the tattoo removal process a challenge. Be sure to discuss these and other questions with your technician during your consultation so you can know exactly what results to expect from your treatment.

If you’re you’d like more information on your own tattoo and how removal may work for you call Newport Tattoo Removal today at (949) 631-9009 to schedule your consultation or use our online contact form.

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The PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Difference

Mistakes happen, but unfortunately, some are more permanent than others. If you got a tattoo when you were young, wild and free that you regret, or if you’re tired of looking at the name of your ex-husband on a daily basis, it may be time to schedule a consultation with a tattoo removal professional. While you have your fair share of joints to choose from, opt for one that has ditched the traditional Q-Switch laser method and implemented the PicoSure technique, such as Newport Tattoo Removal. This post details just a few of the benefits of PicoSure Laser that the traditional method doesn’t offer.

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It’s Effective on Stubborn Tattoos

The traditional way of removing tattoos was effective on poorly done tattoos, but those inked on by real-deal tattoo artists remained, well, permanent, even after several Q-Switch sessions. PicoSure Tattoo Removal delivers such short laser pulses with such a huge amount of pressure that nearly every pigment particle is affected. Once shattered into miniscule dust-like particles, the body absorbs the particles and attacks them via an immune system response.

It Requires Less Sessions

Because of the way in which PicoSure works, it has a greater chance of clearing up to 75 percent of unwanted pigment in a single session. It often requires four to eight Q-Switch sessions to remove the same amount of pigmentation, a process that can take over a year to complete.

It Eliminates Tough Colors

When the technology was first developed, PicoSure was only effective on select pigments, and tattoos with red, orange and yellow were better treated with Q-Switch. However, the technology has since been improved upon, and now it eliminates ink of all colors and no matter how imbedded in the skin the pigments are.

Newport Tattoo Removal PicoSure Before and After

If you’re not sure about a tattoo, it may be time to consider PicoSure. Find out for yourself why PicoSure is better than Q-Switch Laser. Call Newport Tattoo Removal today at (949) 631-9009 to schedule your consultation or use our online contact form.


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