Tattoo Removal in Orange Park, FL & Jacksonville, FL

Tattoo Removal Orange Park and Jacksonville FLA tattoo is created by injecting ink into the dermis (the second layer of skin) to incorporate a form of skin decoration. Tattooing is practiced worldwide and has often been a part of cultural or religious rituals. In Western societies today, tattooing has re-emerged as a popular form of self-decoration.

Technically, a tattoo is a series of puncture wounds. An electric device uses a sterilized needle and tubes to penetrate to a deeper layer of skin and inject ink into the opening it creates. The tattoo machine moves the needle up and down between 50 and 3,000 times per minute. The machine’s operator, a tattoo artist, will use a flash or stencil of the design you select. Typically the design is outlined in black, shading is filled in and then solid areas of color are completed.

After the tattooing is completed, it is important to care for the damaged skin until it fully heals. Keep a bandage on the area for at least the first 24 hours. Wash the tattoo with antibacterial soap once daily and gently pat it dry. Avoid touching the tattoo and don’t pick at the scabs as they form. You can also use an antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Do not use petroleum jelly because it may cause fading. If you experience redness or swelling, put ice on the tattoo. Keep your tattoo away from water and out of the sun until it has completely healed.

Complications from tattoos generally involve either an infection or an allergic reaction to the ink. If you have a skin condition, like eczema, you should probably avoid getting any tattoo.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos can be safely removed without scarring by using various laser treatments. The size of the tattoo and the type of inks used determines how many treatments will be needed to effectively remove the tattoo. A complete course of treatment usually takes multiple sessions every six to eight weeks. Extremely precise lasers remove tattoos by centering or pulsing light on the ink particles, which convert energy to heat and break up into tiny fragments that are harmlessly absorbed into the body. This will all be accomplished without damaging the surrounding tissue. Sometimes the treated area will look paler than the surrounding skin, but this effect usually fades in the months following treatment.

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