What are the costs of tattoo removal with salt?
What men say about it..
Pouch of sea salt, $2.50
Hydrogen peroxide, $1.00
Two six-packs of beer for concocting glamorous story to explain nasty scar to chicks, $10.00
Total cost: $14.00
Facts you should know before you do a tattoo removal with salt
When you got your tattoo, black ink or other colors were injected with a fine needle into the dermis. The dermis is a deep layer of our skin, and the ink stays there because there is another very firm layer holding the ink in place. About the top of you will find the outer layer of our skin, called epidermis that renews itself every twenty-eight days. There is no use to place a tattoo on the epidermis as it will be removed by the body renewing the skin cells every month. You need to understand that removing tattoos from the dermis is a challenging endeavor because it involves pain, scarring damage and psychological stress. Are you prepared to rub your tattooed skin so hard with salt that you are bleeding?
What do you have to go through when you do tattoo removal with salt?
- You may have a black ink tattoo on your arm that you would like to be gone.
- You hop in the shower with a pouch of sea salt, turn on the water, pour some salt onto a wet cloth, and begin rubbing your tattoo very hard.
- In a few minutes the tattooed area starts bleeding, and within twenty minutes the epidermis is gone and you have to dug well into the dermis. The pain is excruciating, but only at first - either because the salt begins to act as an anesthetic after a while, or because your endorphins are kicking in.
- Probably you are spurred on by the very fact that you could actually see the ink becoming patchier the more you rubbed. Eventually you have a deep red valley in your arm that bleeds astonishingly little - apparently salt staunches blood flow. It is terrible-looking but does not hurt much.
- You have spent almost two hours toiling and decide it was time to be done, though there is still some ink left.
- You wash it out your salt off with cold water, dry yourself, put antibiotic ointment on the wound, bandage it, and go to sleep.
The days after tattoo removal with salt
- A scab soon formed which had a hard time staying placed to your arm because the wound was so deep and there was nothing much for it to cling to.
- A lot of ink was contained in the scab--when it fell off, the ink that was remaining underneath was hardly noticeable.
- A second scab formed and fell off, with more ink in it. It can now be a few of weeks considering that the tattoo removal with salt and the wound is well on its way to healing, with hardly any ink visible.
- You may pour hydrogen peroxide on it every day after showering, followed by vitamin E cream. The small bit of ink that is left may seem to be very near to the surface, and it may fully disappear by the time you have completely totally healed.
Does tattoo removal with salt work?
Salabrasion does work. It is nasty, ugly, bloody, barbaric, and painful, carries the risk of infection, and will certainly leave heavy scars issues. It seems to get rid of the black tattoo.
For those who have a big unwanted tattoo, you may need to carefully consider your choices so you may make a mistake that you pay for a lifetime, and with your good health. Using salt on big tattoos would leave huge scars.