Tattoo Removal Press Release
A STAG weekend reveller was left with lasting memories of a trip to Blackpool when he woke up to find a tattoo of a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses on his face.
At first he did not think they were real — but more than two years later he was still attracting stares from passers-by.
Recently he has had the tattoo removed thanks to the latest laser technology available at a Swansea clinic.
“Waking-up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face. I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating and when it happened I was drunk,” said the local man, who did not want to be named.
“When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it.”
But on an evening out with friends he was confronted by someone in a pub who made fun of the tattoo.
He added: “The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought.
“I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”
Donnalee Alford, who runs Swansea’s 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic, said his story was not dissimilar to other people who have tattoos they come to regret — although his was more visible than most.
Her client did have reservations about the treatment. He said: “When I first met Donnalee I made it clear I was not sure if I really wanted the tattoo removed.
“I had seen some horror stories and some friends have scars in the place where they had tattoos removed. If there was a chance of scarring there was no way I was having it done.”
Donnalee said her team of experts have successfully removed tattoos of all sizes and colour. The man had the procedure carried out on a test patch and then booked a full course of treatment.
Six treatments later and the tattoo is no longer visible to the naked eye.
“All I can say is that the whole process was amazing,” he added.
“There is no scarring, and when friends who haven’t seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different. When they realise the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked.
“I would recommend anyone wanting a tattoo removed go to 1192.”
Donnalee said tattoos have become more and more popular in the UK in recent years but research shows one in six people hate their tattoos and more than half regret having them done in the first place.
1192 was the first Health Inspectorate of Wales registered, multi-coloured tattoo removal clinic in Swansea.