Tattooing and laser removal pros
Tattoos and body art have become increasingly popular over the past 10 or so years and Powerhouse Tattoo Studio, on The Square, is renowned for its creativity and originality as well as its highly-professional approach towards its clients and the art of tattooing.
However, after 23 years in the business, staff also understand that with the everincreasing popularity of tattoos comes the inevitable question of: have I made the right decision?
It’s often not because the person no longer wants a tattoo but that, over time, their particular tattoo no longer has the relevance it once had, or the actual tattoo itself was the result of poor workmanship or has faded and lost much of its clarity.
For this reason, Powerhouse Tattoo Studio introduced its laser removal service.
Manager and laser removal specialist Fiona Stone says not all laser tattoo removal services are equal as some laser treatments are only effective on black and grey inks.
‘‘However, we have invested in, and been trained in, the latest in laser technology which allows us to remove the full range of ink colours.
‘‘As we are also specialists in the tattooing process we have a thorough understanding of how the ink is placed in the skin and we understand the fundamentals behind ink and the pigments used, and this gives us a good understanding of the actual extraction process.’’
Laser tattoo removal is most often used to reduce the pigment in an old tattoo and lighten the area of skin sufficiently enough so that a new tattoo can be placed over the old one.
However, in some case a client may want a complete removal.
‘‘We can guarantee lightening of a tattoo and our free consultations are extremely thorough because we want our clients to be aware of exactly what is involved with laser removal; what is and isn’t possible. If the client wants complete removal we will see how we can get them there and generally after the third treatment we’ll have a good idea of how effective the removal process will be,’’ Fiona says.
Laser tattoo removal works by breaking up the ink particles under the skin. Some of the shattered ink particles will disappear straight away and over a six-week period the residual ink particles will gradually dissipate. After this six-week period Fiona says they will review how much of the tattoo ink still remains and continue with at least two more treatments.
‘‘Three treatments is usually all that is required for sufficient lightening of the tattoo so that the area can be recovered with a similar or completely different tattoo. However, full removal could take between five and eight treatments, sometimes more.
‘‘We are very honest in our approach, if we don’t think they are going to achieve full removal we will certainly let the client know. We will also be able to give a good indication of the number of treatments they may require.’’
So if you have a tattoo that has lost some of its gloss give Fiona a call on (06) 3554538 or pop in to Powerhouse Tattoo Studio on The Square and make an appointment for your free Laser Tattoo Removal consultation.
Powerhouse Tattoo Studio laser removal specialist Fiona Stone.