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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Do You Want Your Tattoo Removed - Laser It Away
Written by- Maria Ryi

Laser tattoo removal works on the principle of selective thermolysis where the targeted tattoo is exposed to the energy delivered by laser. This energy exposure results in selective destruction of the foreign pigment while ensuring minimum damage to the surrounding skin.

Lasers can be applied to remove all sorts of tattoos be it professional, amateur, cosmetic, medicinal, and traumatic tattoos. The different colors present in the tattoos may respond differently to laser tattoo removal, but they do get removed to quite some extent. Thus laser tattoo removal presents itself as a non-invasive and effective treatment for unwanted tattoos.

The right candidate

Anyone with a need to remove an undesired tattoo can opt for laser tattoo removal. It is not the person's physical characteristics which decide the extent of removal but the colors used. Though most tattoo colors can be eliminated or lightened more or less, skin colored tattoos may undergo irreversible ink darkening. This may be the case with white, pink, flesh-toned and light brown tattoo inks. Also red ink tattoos may turn black. In these situations do ask or say yes to a test dose.

Some Facts

Although, laser tattoo removal for sure is the best solution to the unwanted tattoo woes; it has got its warts which need to be kept in mind. Some of them are:

1. Since results are color dependent total elimination is not possible, however you can be sure of dramatic lightening. Amateur black tattoos respond more quickly than professional and multicolored tattoos.

2. To get maximum benefit multiple sessions are usually required.

3. Doubly treated tattoos may require additional treatments.

4. If the tattoo is multicolored, it would require exposure to lasers of several different wavelengths because of the selective absorption characteristics of a particular color.

Types of lasers used

Q-switched Ruby Laser (QSRL)

It is a red colored laser which works best for dark blue and black inks. With tattoos in these colors, results have been exceptional. So far as red and yellow color is concerned results have been less than satisfactory. The response of green tattoos is variable. The QSRL is also effective in treating medicinal and traumatic tattoos.

Q-switched Nd:YAG

This laser works both for amateur and professional tattoos of all colors. But best results have been observed in case of black tattoos, as is the case with the ruby laser. Moreover this laser works quite well for darker skinned individuals. Also unlike QSRL, which is ineffective in case of red and yellow color, Q-switched Nd:YAG is highly effective for these colors in frequency doubled setting (532 nm).

Q-switched Alexandrite Laser

This laser is quite like QSRL in treating tattoos especially when treating green tattoos. However up to 50% of patients can experience textural changes in their skin after treatment.

Flashlamp-pumped Pulsed Dye Laser

This laser does not penetrate deep into skin because of its wavelength which is 510 nm. Hence it is not so useful when it comes to deeper tattoos. However, it is effective for the treatment of brightly colored tattoos such as those that use red, purple, and orange inks. The major side effect of this laser is bruising.

Post-procedural Care

After the procedure some swelling and blistering is commonplace, so is crusting. So don't panic they will go by themselves after some time. Do take good care of the wound to aid the healing process and to prevent infection.

To ensure fast and safe healing, make use of prescribed antibiotic ointment with regular dressing changes. If you feel the need of alleviating any resultant pain, consult the physician to recommend you some pain killer. Also avoid exposure to sun to prevent tanning.


Laser tattoo removal has brought an effective, less painful solution to people who want to get their tattoos removed or faded.

Maria Ryi is a cosmetician and specializes in removing tattoos with laser. She is also an amateur writer who has contributed with articles and discussions on various aspects of tattoo removal on various online platforms.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Phoenix Bird Tattoo - Symbolic Beauty
The tattooing world has very few favorites. Phoenix bird is one of them. Do you know where this interesting picture comes from? What is the symbolic significance of this awesome picture? We will look at the reasons this bird design has become one of enduring symbols of time.

Mythology says that the Phoenix is a creature that rises from its own ashes after burning down. The name itself originated from the Greek word for "red", the universal color of fire. Being the bird of fire, Phoenix can be aptly used to symbolize a person's inner fire and zest for life. The rage for the Phoenix bird tattoos has started a few years back. The Phoenix bird epitomizes the rebirth and resurrection from the ashes. You can use this symbol if you have had a tough patch in life and successfully overcame it.

It is fairly easy to draw the Phoenix bird tattoos which are normally painted in bright and lucid colors that represent life. The uniqueness of a phoenix bird design lies in its different interpretation by different people. You can very easily personalize a phoenix bird tattoo to highlight emotions close to your heart. You just need to tell a good tattoo artist what you want to depict with your tattoo and he or she will easily give you the best.

Jewish legend says that the phoenix was the bird that refrained from eating the forbidden fruit of paradise, set itself on fire but rose from the ashes three days later. The Phoenix bird was also considered to be the representation of the rising and setting of the sun. However later on it was widely accepted as the symbol of resurrection of life. Originally ones were just beauty symbols. Of late, they have become a medium to express ones life experiences and emotions. Therefore, the Phoenix bird designs have attained big popularity. Keeping in line with this, the tattoo artists have creatively designed many forms of the Phoenix bird tattoo.

The emergence of the Phoenix Bird tattoo as a popular one is not documented well but people believe that it has its origins in the Far East. Men like to have a phoenix bird picture on their arms, while the ladies normally prefer to have it on their lower back or on their belly. There are people who consider Phoenix to be the symbol of the devil and that pagans expressed their love for Satan through the phoenix. In the vastly popular Harry Potter series, the phoenix has been depicted as the bird that has healing powers. This is more in line with the symbolic meaning of Phoenix, the resurrection. In the chronicles of Narnia too, a phoenix is pictured saving one of the characters from imminent danger.

Historically the phoenix was used not just as a tattoo. It was also printed on the coins by the ancient Romans, who believed that it would ensure the longevity of the Roman Empire. No matter what the reason, the phoenix tattoo designs are beautiful and at the same time have definite, deeply held symbolic significance. Therefore, these designs are, like diamonds, forever.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Complex Rose Tattoo Design Ideas
A very popular tattoo image is a rose tattoo design. This can appear in many different styles and designs with some images looking like single roses and others looking like bunches of flowers. Sometimes the rose tattoo design appears as a border around other tattoo designs as ornamentation. Almost every tattoo shop in the world has this sort of flower design within their tattoo image catalog. Because of its popularity the rose tattoo design is very familiar to these tattoo shop artists. For many years the rose tattoo was one of the most popular designs for men and women tattoo shop customers alike.

Some tattoo artists become specialists at this sort of tattoo deign and have many customers that return for additional flower tattoos over the years. The flowers may all be the same type of flower or some people even get tattoos of various types of flowers on their bodies. As the vibrant colors start to fade over time as all tattoo images do, the customers will go back to the tattoo shop artists and have the tattoo image re-inked to bring back that vibrancy and sharpness of color to the images. This is becoming a very common thing for many people to have done to keep the vibrant colors in their tattoo images. It doesn’t take nearly as long to recolor a tattoo as it does to have one done initially. Sometimes the whole process takes only an hour or so to accomplish.

If you want to have a rose tattoo design on your body you can search online for any web site that has these sorts of images, whether the images are drawings or photographs. Any photos can be brought to the tattoo shop and the artists can create a tattoo image from the photo and add any elements the customer wants to add in. The artists can also remove any elements that don’t fit in the design or to make it a better tattoo image for the customer. The customer may also want to have the rose tattoo design as a border for another tattoo image which is always popular with customers.

It’s no longer only women who have flower tattoos on their bodies. Many men have started having flower tattoos inked onto their bodies though the design may be part of a larger design which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with flowers. Maybe it’s a tattoo image of a dragon with roses in its teeth or a scene of a castle with roses flowing down over the sides. The main thing to remember is that the rose tattoo need not be just for women or just for men either. There’s no reason that both sexes can’t have a rose tattoo design on their bodies.

Article written by Kip Goldhammer who owns and operates Online Tattoo Books Review

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Your Guide to Celtic Tattoos
The Celts were known as tough fierce warriors by the Romans. They can trace their history for thousands of years. Their culture was renown for artwork in jewelry and metal. They were found predominately in the British Isles. Their culture spans the Romans and early British cultures. Celtic landmarks dot the Irish countryside.

Celtic symbols have evolved over time but are still present in today's culture. Often it is a mark of pride of their ancient heritage. Celtic history has little written records but left many symbols. The Celtic tradition is alive with the infamous Celtic cross.

The most prolific land with Celtic influence is in Ireland. In fact, Trinity College in Dublin holds many Celtic manuscripts and archives Celtic heritage ad symbols. The Celts were renown for their symbols even in the early days.

The most popular Celtic symbol is the Celtic knot. The knots feature a loop with no end. It symbolizes the cycle of birth and rebirth and its everlasting cycle. Even Celtic animal symbols incorporate the never ending knot design usually in the animal tales. The symbol still keeps its meaning. Lately the end of the knot has incorporated a spiral symbolizing infinity.

The knots are also interlaced as well. It has a different meaning. It represents the crossing of the spiritual and physical worlds. It also symbolizes life faith ,and endless love. It has a very deep emotional and spiritual underlying theme.

Celtic tattoos are popular in the British Isles. It is especially prevalent in those of Irish,Welsh ,or Scottish descent. It represents the old culture before the Norman invasion. It has become a symbol of pride in their long heritage. The tattoos are often complex are require several hours or sessions to complete. The tattoo designs are often intricate and require a skilled tattoo artist.

If you are interested in a Celtic tattoos begin your research in that category. Several resources online can give you design ideas for a very reasonable price. Take care in choosing an experienced tattoo artist. Make sure they have done several Celtic designs before Consult his art book for examples. The tattoo often involves intricate details so pick the design and artist with care.

It is important to research your tattoo before you go to the tattoo parlor. If you take the time to explore the Celtic tradition and symbols, you can find the perfect tattoo that expresses your unique culture and symbols.

Mike writes about tattoo designs and tattoos with product reviews. If you are interested in tattoos then visit his website for further information and tattoo designs. Hot Tattoo Designs Online can find your perfect tattoo.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Astrology Tattoos

There are times when an individual would like to display astrology tattoos as a form of body art. These designs are well created and everyone will understand what the person is expressing. Each person will be able to locate these types of pieces on the internet without much effort. They are fabulously crafted and any tattoo artist will be able to recreate the style on an individual's body. A person could decide that they would like to draw their own piece or download a sketch from the internet. Either method works perfectly for the individual's style and creativity. An individual may be able to find their sign or another sign that they would like to display proudly on a part of their body. It is simple and straightforward to incorporate astrology tattoos to an individual's collection.

Every sign can be displayed on an individual's body. They can be the traditional designs or an abstract view of them. An individual would be able to design their very own or find several types around the internet. A person could express their feelings towards their significant other or their children by linking all the Astrology tattoos together in a chain. A person could add names, a caption or a fantastic background to these pieces. This type of body art could be in black and white or full of color and depth. The skies the limit on what an individual can choose. The Scorpio could have venom dropping from its tail. A person could view the symbol of Aries in a beautiful and colorful design. An individual may add life and color to their body art designs. There are various signs and methods that a person can explore when they decide upon Astrology tattoos.

This type of symbol can express various thoughts and feelings. A person can show their sign or have it connected with their significant other. Their parents, siblings or even children can be linked inside this message. It shows togetherness and love. An individual will be able to create a fabulous display when they choose to use Astrology tattoos as their theme. A simple background can be achieved or more of a story tale can be told. There are many possibilities when it comes to body art. A person has the freedom to design and create fantastic works of art for other peoples viewing pleasures. If an individual cannot draw their own style, the internet is filled with potential.

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