Can You Tattoo Over A Laser Removed Tattoo?

Tattoos are a great way to express individuality. People get them for all kinds of reasons and also have them removed for all kinds of reasons. You may have even undergone laser tattoo removal to get rid of an undesired tattoo. But after finally getting that old unwanted tattoo laser removed and undergoing all the sessions to clear your skin, you’re beginning to consider filling the blank space again. However, after going through the initial tattoo and all of the sessions to remove it, are you even eligible to get another tattoo in the area?

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

Laser tattoo removal is one of the best ways to remove an unwanted tattoo. It works by breaking up ink particles with bursts of energy created through hyper focused light waves. Each different color of ink absorbs a different wavelength of light – when that light wave hits the ink, it shatters it into small pieces to flush the macrophages out. The number of sessions needed will depend on a few factors such as age, location and size of tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is the most effective treatment to fade and erase unwanted tattoos.

Tattoos After Laser Removal

Fortunately, there is more tattoo life to live after laser removal. Just as you had to nurture and care for your initial tattoo and subsequent laser removal, you will need to also ensure the same is done before applying a new tattoo over the area. It is typically suggested to wait 6-8 weeks after laser removal. However, the longer time in between is always beneficial to give the skin ample time to recover. Since everyone heals differently, it is also recommended to wait until the area is completely healed regardless of the 6-8 week window. The area should be free of blisters, scarring, and bleeding.

When thinking about getting another tattoo over a layered area, tattoo artist choice is very important. The scarred skin can pose problems for artists who are not trained or experienced enough. Because the artist is working on scar tissue, the skin can affect the ink distribution when tattooed improperly. It is imperative that the new tattoo artist is a trained professional who can properly tattoo over scar tissue. Nobody wants a bad tattoo, let alone another one over the top of it! Also, it should be mentioned that scar tissue could possibly be resting directly on top of nerve endings which would make the tattoo more painful, depending on the person. The experience may be different than getting a regular tattoo.

Having an unwanted tattoo is common, and it’s not the end of the world. Laser tattoo removal is the best way to remove them. And if the location of a tattoo is unique to the individual, and they want to get another tattoo on the same area, it is possible. As long as the proper precautions are taken, anyone can place a brand new tattoo over a laser removed tattoo.

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