Thank goodness for tattoo removal! At least that’s probably how actress/producer Eva Longoria felt after her split from Tony Parker a few years back. According to TMZ.com, the ‘Grand Hotel’ producer underwent laser treatments to remove a trio of tattoos relating to her ex.
Back in 2010, amid infidelity rumors on Tony’s end, the two went their separate ways after three years of marriage. Eva was so devastated that she desperately wanted to rid herself of all memories of their broken relationship. So shortly after, she began the process of laser tattoo removal.
The tattoos that were treated included a “nine” on the back of her neck (Tony’s jersey number for the San Antonio Spurs), their wedding date in roman numerals on her wrist, and Tony’s initials which were located in an undisclosed location.
With laser tattoo removal, the number of treatments depends on the quality and composition of ink used. Multiple treatments are necessary and must be spaced about 6-8 weeks apart, so the process can take a few years. By judging the way Eva’s tattoos (or lack thereof) have looked recently, she not only erased her tattoos but also rid herself of the last remains of a broken marriage.
Ever think of getting rid of a regrettable tattoo? Just couldn’t stand the look of it anymore? Well imagine feeling that tattoo was causing negative energy.
That is supposedly how actress Megan Fox felt about a Marilyn Monroe tattoo she had on her forearm. She felt so strongly about it, that she had laser tattoo removal to get rid of it. In an interview with an Italian magazine, she said she had it done because, “[Marilyn Monroe] is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.” Monroe infamously passed away from a drug overdose in 1962 at only 36 years old.
Negative energy or not, the photo above shows the incredible progress she’s had. With maybe one more treatment needed to completely remove it, she is well on her way to ridding herself of that “negative energy.”
It’s a common theory: do not get a tattoo if you do not want it forever.
Sure, it makes sense. However, times have changed and we are only humans, right? Although it is still highly recommended to put significant thought into the art piece, we are no longer stuck with the markings forever. As the leading method of tattoo removal, laser treatment is a relatively safe and effective procedure. Here is some useful information that will allow you to make an informed decision!
Laser hair removal is done through a series of treatments. The amount of visits required is based off a number of variables such as age, size and color of the tattoo and will vary from patient to patient.
Before: Prior to having the procedure done, the doctor will schedule a consultation to explain the necessary steps for removing your tattoo. When arriving for your treatment, the doctor will prep you for several safety precautions in addition to a skin test.
During: During the removal process, the laser tool will be placed directly on the skin. It will emit regular pulses which may cause slight discomfort.
After: A cold compress will be applied to the treated area and covered with a bandage for protection.
This process is repeated until the desired results are achieved.
There are many reasons why you may want to have your ink removed, but there is only one effective and reliable method: laser tattoo removal.
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