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Featured Tattoo: Innovatively cool ECG tattoo

Who says tattoo fanatics are not innovative? They have and will always come up with highly innovative ideas to get inked in some unique way. Now meet someone who has got ECG inked on the arm. Tattoo goodies as you know can come up with any thing, which might appear bizarre to few and cool to others. I found this tat really cool! How about you?

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How To Get Rid of an Unwanted Tattoo

There are several different methods for tattoo removal nowadays. In the late 1980’s laser treatments have become the most popular and it is still the best method to remove tattoos without any scars. Before laser treatment was used, one or more of the below explained removal methods had to be used for removal which were often painful and scar including surgeries.

Dermabrasion

This is a method where the skin is being “sanded” with a wire brush or diamond fraise, a type of sanding disc, to remove the surface layer (Epidermis) and also parts of the Dermis, the layer where the tattoo is imbedded. This process may leave scars.

Salabrasion

A salt solution is used to remove the pigment. It is sometimes used in conjunction with dermabrasion, but has become less common.

Cryosurgery

In this method the area the tattoo was placed is frozen prior to it’s removal.

Excision

This was the most common method prior to laser surgery. A dermatologist removes the tattoo with a scalpel and closes the wound again with stitches. If larger tattoos had been involved, a skin graft had to be taken from another part of the body to cover up the removed area.

Scarification

Involves removing the tattoo with an acid solution and creating a scar in its place.

Camouflaging

Injections with new pigments either to form a new pattern or cover a tattoo with skin-toned pigments are used to cover the tattoo. Please note that injected pigments tend not to look natural because they lack the skin’s natural translucence.

This methods above are still used today in certain cases but laser surgery has become the standard treatment for tattoo removal. Laser treatments offer a bloodless, low risk, effective alternative with minimal side effects.

source: http://tattoojoy.com/tattoo_articles/tattoo_removal_methods.htm

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Tattoo Care – Tattoo Color Fading

When you first got your new tattoo, it’s beautiful. The colors are vibrant thre outlines are clean and crisp. But as time passes, the become drab and the colors and shades are not as bright as they used to be. Why do tattoos fade?

The most common cause of fading in tattoos is exposure to ultraviolet rays. When UV rays from the sun hit your tattoo, over time, the colors will fade. Thats why if you care about preserving your tattoo, pick a place thats not directly prone to sun exposure. You may also want to get an experienced artist. The less experienced you artist is, the sooner your tattoo will likely to fade. Thats because experienced artists know how to apply tattoo pigments or inks better and will ensure less fading. And try to use high quality inks that proves to last longer and stay looking great for longer period of time. Also take care of your skin and protect your tattoo the same time.