Jessica08 Posted January 25, 2013 Share Posted January 25, 2013 I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Jessica, and I live in Alabama. I registered here to get some help if ya'll don't mind helping me. I made two or three bad decisions before I got my tattoo fixed yesterday. Here is the background. I got my first tattoo on my right wrist back in 2009 at a tattoo parlor in Florida. It was a small cross that measured approx. 1" x 1/2". Well the tattoo artist didn't do that great of a job so after about 8-9 months, I decided at that point in time that I wanted it removed. I went to two laser removal sessions, and it lightened it pretty well. For some reason I quit going. I then changed my mind and wanted just to get it fixed (which I should have done in the first place, but I made a bad decision not to). The two laser sessions created scar tissue even though it lightened it pretty well (it wasn't a dermatologist that did this. We don't have any around where I live that does laser removal). In September 2012, I went to a different tattoo parlor in Florida while on vacation, and the guy said he couldn't do it due to the scar tissue, and he told me to put Merderma on it to eat away at the scar tissue. I put that on there for 4 months which helped quite a bit. Well yesterday, I went to a local tattoo parlor where I live to get it covered up. The lady told me that the scar tissue would still be there and that I would still be able to feel it. She did a great job on it, but I noticed that I could still see the outline of the old tattoo. My question is this: after it heals will that be less noticeable or is just something I'm going to have to deal with? I totally didn't think to ask my tattoo artist before I left. I mean I know that that old tattoo is under there so maybe that is why I'm paranoid about it. Someone who doesn't may not even notice it. Thanks for the welcome and your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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