Ok, that sounded a little insensitive. But let’s be real, you’ve got a new love interest, and you’re about to tie the knot, so let’s make sure the tattoo that reminds you of your ex isn’t a topic of conversation. So as you prepare for the big day, consider laser tattoo removal. There are a few important points to make about removing your tattoo before the big day:

A full removal is a journey. There are so many factors affecting how long it will take to get your tattoo completely removed, sometimes 12-18 months. So add “begin tattoo removal treatments” to your list of wedding preparation, right next to “book venue” and “consider eloping.”

Cover-up makeup do’s and don’ts. If you don’t get the full removal complete prior to wedding day, cover-up makeup can easily conceal a tattoo that has been lightened. But don’t let that be your default choice. It’s not always easy to conceal a color-rich tattoo in certain places, and you don’t want to ruin your dress!

Don’t bother with at-home treatments. Tattoo removal creams don’t work, so let’s just debunk that ASAP. You’ll set your expectations too high and be sadly disappointed.

The PicoWay Laser is the way to go. Thankfully, there have been huge advances in tattoo removal. The PicoWay laser is a high power laser that has the ability to target the smallest ink particles, and patients see results after the first treatment. Tat Erase is the only location in Rochester, and Western New York with all 3 picosecond wavelengths, meaning we can treat all colors and skin types.

Don’t take us the wrong way, if you’ve got a flawless tattoo taking up some serious real estate on your back, you’ll look great in a low-back dress. So rock your ink with pride, but if your ink dredges up some old memories of old flames, there’s no better time to start the removal process.

Schedule a consultation and let’s discuss your ink. If you’re planning to have it removed before a wedding, let us know so we can make sure our program is a good fit.

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