July 24, 2008

A Tattoo Is Forever - Or Is It?

So today was the first of 4 to 6 sessions of tattoo removal by the best-thing-since-sliced-bread laser. "Oh, it doesn't hurt at all, this is the best!". Uh, not exactly... sure the laser doesn't hurt, its the approximately 14 needles they stuck in my back to numb me up so the laser doesn't hurt. Let's just break this thing down, shall we? $100 to get a cheap, tacky, "tramp stamp" tattoo when I was 21 stupid years old. $800 minimum to have cheap, tacky, "tramp stamp" tattoo removed 8 years later. I should have stuck with piercings... You'll have to excuse me while I go take some Tylenol before my back starts to BLISTER and BLEED which should happen anytime now and last about a week!
*NOTE - my tattoo does not say Tramp Stamp, that's just the endearing term that has been applied to the tattoos that thousands of dumb girls have had inked on their lower backs. Nice, hu?


Anonymous said...

Hi! Found you on momdot! Keep us posted on your removal. I'd love to get mine removed, but it's low on the priority list right now. You should take before and afters!

Anonymous said...

Oh see I am the opposite...I want a tattoo...but not a tramp stamp (I think my wonderful stretch marks would make it look oh so wrong).

I'm not sure of where or what I want, but I do want something.

Anonymous said...

I found you blogg looking for a Tattoo information. I waas just supprised by my wife comming home for a "Tramp Tattoo" and the line it is for you. Since it is her first one I was realy floored she would do such a thing after nearly 16 years of marrage. Now she is in regret and wants to get it removed. Littel late if you ask me. But none the less I was wondering on how it goes and if it is too much pain or not. Hope I am not intruding just trying to cope.

Thank you and good luck.

Anonymous said...

I would say having it removed hurts way worse than getting it done but I don't remember much about getting it. It hurts longer for sure b/c it's all blistered and scabby still now (11 days later). I plan on posting pix in a few days so everyone can experience the ugliness of it.

Thx for the comment

Anonymous said...

I am also the proud owner of a "tramp stamp". I am looking to have it removed and would love to see your before and after pics!