Temporary tattoos usually fade in a few days to a few weeks. Permanent tattoos do not go away on their own; however, there are ways to remove them. There are no home remedies or tattoo removal creams available in the market that can help remove permanent tattoos, although you can hide them temporarily by covering with makeup. Read more: What Can I Use to Remove Tattoos? Article
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Picture of Tattoo with Q-Switched Laser Treatment
Q-Switched or Quality Switched laser is one of the most common tattoo removal treatments Q-Switched is a non-invasive laser that...
Picture of Tattoo with Laser Treatment
Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser...
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Tattoo Allergic Reaction. It is possible to have reactions to the inks or the metals in the needles used in tattoos, causing...
Picture of Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Tattoo)
Allergic contact dermatitis. This is reaction by your skin after coming into contact to some substance that you are allergic to....
Picture of Allergic Reaction to Lipstick Tattoo
Some people develop allergic reactions to tattoo pigments -- especially red pigments. See a picture of Lipstick Tattoo Allergic...
Before You Tattoo: Types, Safety, and Removal
Get the scoop on tattoo safety, tattoo risks, tattoo care, and what to expect from tattoo removal.
Picture of Tattoo with Dermabrasion
Left shoulder tattoo with inferior scar resulting from prior treatment with dermabrasion. See a picture of Tattoo with...
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The FDA has received complaints from people who have received products marketed as henna temporary tattoos, especially so-called...
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Can You Completely Remove a Tattoo?
Tattoos may be lightened but cannot be completely removed. Faint scars remain for life.
Is Tattoo Removal Painful?
Yes, tattoo removal is painful and may cause a certain amount of irritation to the area being treated. The intensity of pain may not be the same for everyone because each person has their own pain threshold. Tattoo removal treatments can also vary in pain depending on the area being treated.
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