Can You Get A Tattoo After Laser Removal?

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

To fade and/or remove a permanent tattoo, a tattoo laser treatment will break down the pigmentation and redistribute that pigmentation from the skin surface into the bloodstream where it will then be eliminated through the natural waste elimination processes of the body. Although a good tattoo laser removal clinic in Austin will most likely result in an effective outcome, and there are minimal side-effect risks unless someone has certain allergies to the pigment being released into the bloodstream, the treatment is not without some level of discomfort (tolerable that is). Keep in mind that it is not a one-step process, and needs to be repeated several times for complete removal of the tattoo. Our Austin TX Laser Tattoo Removal Center will advise as to how much of a space of time is needed between sessions. This will vary according to several factors.

Getting a New Tattoo

Should someone opt to get a different tattoo in the same place where one was removed, it is important that the area which was laser treated be completely healed first. This healing process can be anywhere from 6-8 weeks. In some cases, there may be some visible signs of swelling, blistering and redness that needs to heal too. If scarring has occurred as a result of the treatment, the skin has been broken so there is some risk of infection if not treated properly. Any and all instructions for the care of the skin following a new tattoo must be heeded precisely. In any event, as stated above, the entire area where the tattoo was removed must be fully healed before any new procedure is started in that same area.

Since there may be scar tissue from the removal process, the creation of a new tattoo can pose some problems. First, there is even more pain than the pain incurred during the removal procedure when tattooing over scar tissue. Secondly, when inking over a scar, the pigment won’t necessarily distribute itself evenly so the looks of the new tattoo may not be as aesthetic as one would like. The answer may be not to opt to tattoo in the same area of the original tattoo.


The fact that the first tattoo is being removed means that there is dissatisfaction. That dissatisfaction may stem from any number of reasons. Perhaps the tattoo is a reminder of an old lover you’d much rather forget. It can be a bad portrait of someone that doesn’t even look like the person you want it to represent. It can also be that the design itself is poor, and the artist who did the work was far from a Picasso. Whether it’s your first tattoo or one that you’re considering redoing, getting a tattoo is not something to jump into without careful consideration of who is doing it, how good they are at the art and that the content of the tattoo is something you want to live with for the rest of your life. It’s not something to consider when you’re under the influence of alcohol or any other mind-altering substance.

Getting Started With Tattoo Removal

Rest assured that at Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal, we provide Austinites with the most advanced technology to safely remove your unwanted tattoo.  We also offer complimentary Tattoo Removal consultations, so get started today!

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