Tattoo replacement is common. Even your favorite celebrities like Angelina Jolie have gone through that phase.
Poorly drawn tattoos, change of mind, broken relationships, and misspelled words are some of the common reasons people get a laser tattoo removal treatment. If you erase/ fade your tattoo and want to get a new one, we understand that the number one question on your mind will be, can I get a new tattoo after laser tattoo removal?
Yes. You can get a tattoo replacement after laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal breaks down and clears old tattoo inks. After several laser treatments, the old tattoo on your skin should have significantly faded to allow for new body art. But just as you have to wait for your body to heal between treatments, you also have to wait for your body to heal before getting a new tattoo.
In this article, we’ll be discussing how long you should wait after laser tattoo removal before replacing it and how long you should wait after getting a new tattoo before removing it with a laser.
How Long After Laser Tattoo Removal Should I Wait Before Tattoo Replacement?
At least 6-8 weeks.
During laser tattoo removal, your skin is stressed. Your skin absorbs the laser rays. These rays are converted to heat energy which breaks down the tattoo inks in your dermis into fragments so they can be flushed out by your body.
Sometimes scars and blisters form on the treated skin after laser tattoo removal. A new tattoo won’t sit properly on scars or any other injury. Plus getting a new tattoo on an injury could lead to more injury and infection.
It’s not even only your skin that’s stressed during and after laser tattoo removal treatment. Your body system is stressed too. That’s why some people fall sick after laser tattoo treatment. So, it’s important to let your body rest and recover.
Therefore, giving yourself at least 6 – 8 weeks after laser tattoo removal before getting a new tattoo is wise.
Tattoo removal sure does take a long time. We know it can be annoying having to spend months removing a tattoo that took you few minutes or few hours to get. If you’ll like to discover how you can speed up tattoo removal/ fading, read this article.
How soon can a New Tattoo be Lasered?
Tattoo regrets happen even almost immediately after getting a tattoo.
But no matter how much you hate your tattoo, your tattoo should be at least 6 weeks to 2 months old before you start a laser tattoo removal treatment.
Again, this is to allow your skin to heal properly.
Meanwhile, did you know that you’ll spend more time erasing newly drawn tattoos than you would erasing old tattoos?
While 6 – 8 weeks break is recommended between each treatment when treating old tattoos, 12 weeks break is recommended for newly drawn tattoos.
One of the factors that affect the duration of laser tattoo removal is the age of the tattoo. The older the tattoo, the less time it will take because tattoo ink fades over time.
While waiting for your tattoo to be about 2 months old, you can use makeups like waterproof tattoo concealers to cover it up.
To get the best laser tattoo removal treatment, visit a professional. If you’re in or around Englewood, you should visit our clinic at 3333 S Bannock St., Suite 645 Englewood. Colorado. 80110.
We offer exceptional laser tattoo removal services in an ultra-modern, tranquil environment using advanced laser devices.
To get started, contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Let’s look at your tattoos and customize a treatment plan best suited for your needs.