Laser tattoo removal uses a rapid burst of laser energy to break down tattoo ink into particles small enough for the body to absorb. Due to the intention of a tattoo to be permanent, this process can take anywhere between four and ten sessions. Contributing factors to the success and number of sessions needed are the tattoo colours, location on the body, any scarring, the age and amount of ink in the tattoo.
There are three wavelengths that work on different colours in a tattoo.
Q –switched 1064nm treats black and blue.
Q-switched 532nm treats red, orange and yellow,
Q-switched 694nm is the specialist treatment for green, but also works well on black and blue.
The Q Plus C, Q Switch Nd:Yag and Ruby laser is made by an Italian company and imported from Italy. It has a square and flat top laser beam and produces excellent results.
When you come into Reverse Ink for an appointment you will be required to fill out some paperwork. This is to ensure you understand the treatment process and to share any relevant health information with me. It also allows me to track the treatments and use the best wavelengths and power for your tattoo.
We will always do a test spot to allow you to feel the laser before proceeding with the whole treatment, and if at any time during the treatment you need a break you just need to say so.
At Reverse Ink we have a cooling machine, whose name ironically is Koolio. This goes a long way to reducing the discomfort of the laser. If you are particularly sensitive to pain, you can see your pharmacist for a topical cream, which can help with numbing - apply at least 30 minutes prior to your visit. Ice packs applied to the area prior to treatment can also be helpful.
Once the treatment is finished you will have some mild swelling and redness, some people may also have pinpoint bleeding in small areas or small blisters. The area should be covered with a non stick dressing for 24 hours and kept out of the sun for at least a week. Aloe Vera gel is good for healing and comfort if required.
Reverse Ink, Laser Tattoo Removal, Nundah, Brisbane is owned and operated by Calli Gregor, registered nurse, most recently working in a surgical ward of a busy Brisbane hospital. Having been in this environment for a number of years I am very aware of people's apprehension around new experiences and nervousness at the unknown.
As someone who has a significant number of tattoos (mostly fantastic), I have undergone laser tattoo removal treatment, so I am aware and sympathetic to peoples feelings around the concept.
Reverse Ink, Tattoo Removal in Brisbane, Queensland is an extension of my passion for body art, the ability to remove it, cover it up and the evolution of people who also love the art. It is for this reason Reverse Ink has invested in State of the Art equipment, designed and made in Europe, one of few machines to incorporate all laser wavelengths to address all tattoo colours.
In addition, a cooling machine used alongside the laser, significantly reduces any discomfort clients may feel.
Reverse Inks location is discreet, in a beautifully redeveloped building housing a number of other businesses, it has a purpose built fitout for privacy and comfort. Just a short stroll from Nundah, Brisbane railway station or Nundah Village and street parking is also available.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.
As a registered nurse I have a broad and diverse range of knowledge. I trained here in Queensland and have subsequently undergone further training, licencing and certification to enable me to effectively and safely remove tattoos. My previous experience has ensured I have a very thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology therefore understanding of the effects of removal on varying individuals.
I have a clear understanding of how lasers work and do my best to ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible. I utilise the lastest and most effective technology, treating all colours (Q-Plus C, Q Switched - Nd:Yag plus Ruby laser), combined with a cooling machine to ease any possible discomfort. I have experienced tattoo removal, so I understand.
I got my first tattoo at 16. I now have substantially more and I love them. Each one has been a fairly considered process except one spontaneous inking, the smallest one I have. This led me to do some research into tattoo removal and here I am! Given my artistic failings, I was never going to be a tattoo artist, and my medical training stood me in a good place to pursue this interest. I love tattoos, and they are now more popular and widely accepted than ever before. Now, however, they don’t have to be forever. The option to fade for a cover up, or completely remove is the norm and I’m sure there are plenty of people who are happy about that!