This client is having us fade their right half sleeve, black and grey stippled tattoo so more options for a cover-up with little to no compromise to the art can be done. Usually 2-5 treatments will be needed to achieve enough fading that virtually anything can be tattooed over this.

The white “frosting” that appears immediately after the the laser is water vapor, a byproduct of the laser tattoo removal treatment.  Within 10 minutes, this fades and is not a burn or blister.

In the left hand is a hose that’s connected to a cryo-chiller, a device that blows extremely cold air onto the skin before and during a treatment to help reduce any short-term swelling, a common side effect.  It is not a vacuum.

What you see here was filmed in real time, showing just how fast tattoo removal treatments are.

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