It’s no wonder that tattoo removal is big business, with studies showing that three out of four people have tattoo regret. However, among stick and poke tattooers who may have done their tattoo at home, this number could be significantly higher.
Some ways to get rid of a stick and poke
Natural Ingredients: In a basin, you can combine many natural components to assist fade and, in the case of surface tattoos, entirely remove the tattoo. Aloe vera and honey are the two most well-known components. While you can form a paste by mixing these components together, they can also be used individually. To remove the tat naturally and painlessly, use a small bit of aloe vera and honey up to four times a day, similar to the lemon juice approach. If you’re lucky, your stick and poke tattoo will gradually fade away from your skin.
Treatments by Professionals: In some circumstances, what you have on hand will simply not suffice. In some circumstances, professional procedures like laser tattoo removal, dermabrasion, and excision may be required. These methods have been shown to erase all forms of tattoos, both hand-done and gun-made. While these treatments can be costly, given the modest size of most stick and poke tattoos, they may be worth considering.
salabrasion: Because stick and poke tattoos may be with simple tools like sewing needles and homemade ink, erasing these superficially applied tattoos is also possible. salabrasion is one of the most popular DIY (do-it-yourself) removers. Because it relies on the use of salt and dermabrasion to remove layers of the epidermis, this tattoo removal method is extremely effective for superficially applied tattoos. You’ll need water, salt, and a sponge-like rubbing pad to try Salabrasion.
Salt Shaker with salt: You’ll want to soak the pad in salty water after cleansing the skin surrounding your unwanted tattoo and then scrub the area with it.
Rub the area for another 30 minutes to remove the top layer of skin.
To avoid infection, apply antiseptic or triple antibiotic cream when the cleaning is finished.
Juice of a Lemon: Apply pure lemon juice to your skin with a cotton swab or other towel. You can use either freshly squeezed lemons or store-bought pure lemon juice. Allow the juice to dry completely before wiping the skin. You can try this four to five times a day. Before fading out completely, the tattoo will highlight itself.
Sand is used for grinding: While this approach may be useful for removing the stick and poke tattoos, it is also painful, similar to salabrasion. This is due to the fact that you will be manually removing several layers of skin to reach the ink-holding layer. The ink will be able to bleed through the skin as a result of this.
What You Will Require
You’ll need sanding powder and a sponge or fine sandpaper to remove your tattoo. Clean the tattooed area as well as the surrounding skin thoroughly. For 20-30 minutes, and the skin vigorously. To avoid infection, use an antiseptic cream.
What can you expect while getting your tattoo removed?
When it comes to tattoos and tattoo removal, nothing is created equal. Even when dealing with the same fundamental method (e.g., laser removal), differences in technology and tattoo will provide various results. Few points to remember:
Some colours are much harder to remove than others.
Colours like red, blue, and black are generally the easiest to remove, whereas orange, yellow, pink, purple, and brown are more difficult. Green, light blue, teal, and essentially any vibrant colour are the hardest to remove ink from. Despite this, newer laser technologies such as PicoSure and Q-switched are touted to be capable of tackling virtually any colour with similar efficacy.
The more detailed the tattoo, the more difficult it is to remove.
You spent a month looking for the best tattoo artist, then another month waiting for an appointment. Finally, he or she inked you up and went Salvador Dali on you, turning your skin into a vibrant tapestry. The good news is that you almost certainly ended up with a fantastic tattoo. The bad news is removing tattoos isn’t an easy task.
Keep your tattoo as close to your heart as possible.
No, we are not suggesting that you purchase something meaningful, though it wouldn’t hurt. As a result, tattoos on the knuckles, hands, feet, and ankles are the hardest to remove.
There Will Be Consequences
You should expect a period of time where the erased ink resembles a tattoo of its own, figuratively speaking, from lasting discomfort to noticeable scarring. Even the most complex surgeries will necessitate additional TLC and leave some form of physical residue, at least temporarily.
Given that more than 75% of people regret at least one tattoo, it’s understandable that many would seek out at-home methods to erase their stick and poke tattoos. While there are a number of procedures that can be highly effective, they are often superficial, and some of these treatments can be extremely unpleasant. Before you get the salt out and start cleaning, consider all of your options.