So, you have a tattoo that you no longer want on your body and now you’re left wondering when is the best time to get your tattoo removed. Don’t worry, this is a very common question, so you’re in good company asking it. The simple answer is that you shouldn’t ever feel pressure to endure a long wait to get your tattoo removed. The longer answer is if you’re getting close to winter you’re definitely better off waiting for the cold months to come around before going in for your first session. There are several benefits to getting your ink removed while it’s colder out.
Lower Risk of Infection
The process of removing your tattoo is going to leave behind scar tissue after each session. While this is perfectly normal, and easy enough to keep clean as long as you are diligent with your skin care after treatment, warm weather fun complicates the process. In addition to increased sweating in the warmer months, there’s the temptation to go for a dip to cool off. This opens up the recently worked on skin to the risk of infection from bacteria in the water. In the winter, there’s not as much temptation to worry about jumping in the pool.
The Sun is Not Your Friend
Direct sunlight can cause an increased risk for your skin to be more susceptible to infection. The exposure treatment causes can increase the effects of UV rays on your skin and can lead to painful sunburns with extended exposure. In winter you’re less likely to have extended spells outdoors and more likely to be bundled up covering the treated skin areas.
No Worries About How it Looks
The process of removing a tattoo takes several sessions and in the immediate aftermath of the removal the skin should not be picked at or shaved. This can lead to some scabbing and hair growth which the owner doesn’t always want to show off. With long sleeves and long pants, winter clothes make it easy to hide your tattoo removal process and ink until it’s fully removed.
The Big Reveal
The removal process involves the gradual fading of your old tattoo until it is no longer apparent. This means that anyone who regularly sees you over that period will see your tattoo as it progresses if it is exposed. When it’s covered, however, you can wait until warm weather rolls around and reveal the fully removed tattoo all at once for that added wow factor.
If you have a tattoo that needs removing, call the professionals at Newport Tattoo Removal today at (949) 631-9009. They’ll bring you in for a free consultation and help you find the right time to start your treatment.