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Ok, so I have this tattoo on my ankle that I would like to be rid of. I was wondering if it was possible to go to a tattoo artist and have them go over it with a flesh colored ink to "cover" it up.
What can I say? I was young when I got it and thought it was cool, but now......im not so sure. I know all about laser removal and the likes but what about the ink idea????
One such option is to find a tattoo artist that does what is called the Variot AKA French Method of tattoo removal.
There's also the use of a chemical called TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) which used to be the main product dermatologists used to use to remove tattoos before laser treatments became the norm. TCA is a chemical peel that people generally use to reduce fine lines, acne scars and wrinkles. It can be found over the counter.
I've heard of a product called Wrecking Balm (they've advertised from time to time on Sirius), but based on a quick Google search, the product is an overpriced waste of time as the ingredients they're using can be obtained locally and cheaper.
There's a not quick and dirty method of ridding one's self of a tattoo; if there really was, somebody would be a multi-millionaire.
Since you're wanting to rid yourself of it completely, the cover method is completely out of the question. I had a friend years ago replace a bad tattoo with a cover.
Of course, the best way to avoid having to get a tattoo removed is to never have gotten one in the first place. I came close back in the late 1990s to getting one, had the tattoo artist picked out (this guy did some excellent work) and was pretty much trying to decide on what to get done. Eventually, I just let the idea pass.