For those of you who don’t “know” me in real life, or from reading my blog regularly – I am heavily tattooed. No joke. Like, 50% of my body is covered in art. I’m a walking canvas.
Unfortunately for me and my tattoos, I have retired from the music industry where they could breathe and now have to cover up from neck to toes daily since I work in health care.
Not to forget that I live in the desert, so I am dressed for winter year round even in 120 degree weather. It sucks. I’ve found ways to get creative and layer clothing but some are much more difficult to cover up – like the tattoos in the insides of my middle fingers. They are awkward and require large uncomfortable rings or perfect cut outs of a tattoo cover up product.
In my mind I have toyed for the past few years, dare I try tattoo removal? Part of me screams YES so that I may walk into a restaurant or shopping mall without being subjected to 20 questions and feel like a somewhat normal human being. The other part of me is incredibly sad, as these are the last pieces of my “old life” that I have…
However, I must think about my future and what is best for me and my family – and that is ultimately removing (some) of my tattoos. I’m starting with the fingers.
The device is Neo Mag Light (learn more at http://www.neomaglight.com) and I was fortunate enough to WIN my own at home laser tattoo removal device!
This post is to inform you that I have started this journey and I will be documenting the progress.
I’d also like to offer information about the product that I feel is important for those that are going to be using it for the first time.
The machine fits into your hand very similar to a tattoo machine would. For those that have never had the honor of holding a tattoo machine, it is like a gigantic powered ink pen.
Now the difference is you have a light, not a needle
This round button on the top is what activates your light. There is a small switch in the back that has three notches: off, fan, and on.
On is where you activate the light. Always keep the fan running, even after you have deactivated your light so that the machine can cool down appropriately.
There’s a tiny little light in there that is insanely powerful. I’m only a few days in and haven’t prepared a full progress post but let me tell you it will startle you…
Honestly it feels like you’re intentionally placing a hot pan on your skin. Luckily it is only for 1-3 seconds at a time.
I’m optimistic and looking forward to sharing this journey of tattoo removal progress.
As I am so optimistic it will work I will eventually move on to other, larger tattoos. So if you follow me on Instagram I am doing a memorial to my tattoos #30daysofmytattoos so that even after they are gone they will be captured in images with memories.
Stay tuned for progress…