Graeme Posted November 20, 2014 Share Posted November 20, 2014 I saw this in the news today and thought it was worth sharing: Tattoo-removal regulation coming to Quebec - Montreal - CBC News Quebec's College of Physicians has formed a committee to regulate tattoo removal after a Radio-Canada investigation revealed that at least eighteen women were left with horrific scarring after going to a non-laser tattoo removal place outside of Montreal. This place, Bye Bye Tattoo, claims that their method is painless and doesn't leave scars, but here's the result: According to the removal place's website, their method involves opening the skin and introducing some kind of liquid that acts as a solvent which will provoke the body to reject the tattoo pigment. I know that @Mike Panic has discussed several methods of non-laser tattoo removal on this forum and how they don't work, and I guess this is more evidence that if you want to get a tattoo removed you need to get is lasered. Fortunately, it doesn't seem from the news article that the College of Physicians has any interest in regulating tattooing itself, only removal, though I'm sure there are going to be some people who will use this as an excuse to push for regulation. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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