About Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are very popular amongst all genders and generations, especially in our lovely Bristol City. Statistically, one in four people say that they regret getting a tattoo. Great news is that with laser tattoo removal treatments there is no longer a need to regret it for life! Harbour Lily Laser Clinic is Bristol’s leading and pioneering Laser Tattoo Removal Experts.
Our powerful Harmony XL Pro Laser can safely and effectively remove tattoos on body, back, hands, arms, wrists, fingers, neck and other parts of body.
What does Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment feel like?
Laser Tattoo Removal treatment is proven to be the most safe and effective procedure for removing tattoos.
The tattoo removal treatment feels like an elastic band flicks the skin after you stretch it. And it’s a really fast flicking.
We use local numbing cream pre laser tattoo removal.
Ice packs and Biafane cream are used on the area to help reduce the discomfort as much as possible post-procedure.
The laser tattoo removal treatment breaks down and shatters the ink particles without causing damage to the skin.
This is achieved by a Photo-Acoustic effect created by the impact of the laser energy delivered with very short pulses to the targeted ink.
Over time, your body’s own lymphatic systemremoves the ink fragments from your body.
This allows your tattoo to fade with only minimal risks of scarring or skin discoloration.
Our Laser is effective even on stubborn blue and red inks.
Read more on the technicalities of Laser Tattoo Removal in this informative blog article
Our Client’s Tattoo Removal Story
We are really excited to share Dean Edwards’ journey with us during the past year.
Below is Dean’s take on the Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment and a little bit about Dean.
Dean Edwards Biography
Dean Edwards, has been a regular chef on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’ since 2010 but first made his debut on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in September 2009.
Dean was featured in a weekly cookery slot, creating dishes for the ITV audience.
After coming second in BBC’s Masterchef Goes Large in 2006, he sought to change his life radically by leaving his career as a “digger driver” to pursue his love of cooking and food.
A stint at the 2 Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge followed and after which, Dean returned home to Bristol.
Deans’ ethos on food is that it should be achievable, simple and above all taste fantastic, after all food doesn’t have to be complicated.
Dean’s inspiration comes from across the globe but always using ingredients familiar to us all.
Other shows you may have watched Dean cooking on include ‘Take on The Takeaway’ ‘Market Kitchen’ ‘QVC’ and ‘Saturday Cookbook’
In recent times he has also worked with brands such as British Eggs, OXO, Tesco, Kikkoman, British Asparagus and Bacofoil.
He has also been a regular contributor to ‘Fabulous Magazine’ since 2010. Dean’s is the author of three successful cookbooks entitled ‘Mincespiration’ 2013. ‘Feel-Good Family Food’ 2015 and ‘Cook Slow’ 2018.
Follow Dean www.deanedwards.co.uk
Not Just The Tattoo That’s Painful. Author Dean Edwards.
This is the second time of writing this blog due to not backing up my laptop, a mistake I’ll never make again.
Maybe though through doing this it’s given me more time to think about what to write about a mistake I’ll never ever make again.
I have a question for you, have you ever made a decision that almost immediately you regretted?
Then in a moment of madness made that mistake again less than two weeks later?
Thought not, then again, I wouldn’t expect you lovely lot to be as stupid as me.
I remember it clear as day, the moment it thought “I’m going to get a tattoo or two”.
Now don’t get me wrong, I actually think the world of tattooing is a whole new world since I first had my skin etched.
Many tattooists these days are true artists not the scratchers of old.
I guess I made the mistake at 18 years old of finding a tattooist that suited my budget rather than finding one of these true artists.
Tattoo as a Fashion.
I’m actually cringing as I’m writing this as I thought it was so cool, I even designed the tattoo myself ha ha, friends even christened the design ‘Freakwave’.
I’m guessing Tattoos have always been dictated by fashion, in fact you can tell someone’s age by what sort of tattoos they have, dodgy tribal you are 40 ish, Japanese koi carp, 35.
Full sleeves of various styles which I call a Premier League Sleeve as every footballer seems to have one, about 25-30 years old. Then we have the Full sleeves with huge amounts of clouding masking the dodgy tribal tattoos that we had when we were young.
I was living and wearing my tattoos for many years, being somewhat in the public eye and being embarrassed by my tattoos.
I have tried it all, from using camouflage make up for a Wham styled photo shoot whilst filming a Lorraine Kelly promo, to covering them with the appropriate clothing.
I didn’t wear shorts in public for years, though that could well be to do with having legs like a new born chicken.
I was very embarrassed and if I’m honest it massively dented my confidence.
I decided I needed to do something about it.
I had two choices, cover with a bigger, darker tattoo, not really an option as my tattoos were black or looking into laser tattoo removal.
Opting in for Laser Tattoo Removal.
I opted for the latter and started to look into getting completely shot of my tribal monstrosities.
Luckily for me I reached out to an amazing clinic in my home city of Bristol called ‘Harbour Lily laser skin clinic’ in the centre of town.
When I had my consultation followed by a skin patch test I was warned of two things. One: due to my vitiligo, there was a risk that the trauma from the state of the art laser could possibly encourage new patches of pigment loss.
I was happy to take that risk, and two; it was going to sting a bit, to this I have replied: “nothing is going to hurt as much as looking at the monstrosities I was sporting on my body”.
I decided to go ahead and start the process. I won’t lie to you it was painful and it’s a drawn-out process which takes commitment.
Sessions every 2-3 months for a couple of years but I am literally over the moon with the results.
The Final Procedure Result
The design on my arm has completely disappeared and my other 90% gone with a few more sessions to go.
All tattoos are different, inks change, equipment develops and various colours are harder to remove so my advice is that if you are going through the range of emotions I was going through then reach out and get a consultation, they will give you free advice on the best form of treatment and plan of action.
Basically, what I’m saying in layman’s terms is that if you have had your mates name tattooed on your ass cheek in kavos and you want shot of it, don’t reach out to ‘Tattoo Fixers’ to get Sketch to cover it with a giant rose, consider laser treatment as I did.
I’m so happy I made the decision to go down this route. Contact the guys at Harbour Lily who are always happy to help and give an incredible service.
As a bonus too if you mention this blog you can get an amazing 15% discount off of your tattoo removal should you sign up for a course of treatment, just quote DEAN15 when booking.
Before I sign off there is one thing I ask of you, please, please don’t laugh at the photos of my terrible tats.
Go on, I dare you not to ha ha. Oh, and yes Dad you were right.
Before and After Pictures of Laser Tattoo Removal
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