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Tattoo removal - you get what you pay for as Isaan woman finds out

 

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BANGKOK: -- Pictures posted online of a woman's horrible scarring from a cheap tattoo removal deal caused an expert in the field to say you get what you pay for.

 

Thai Rath posed the question - is successful removal of tattoos possible after the Isan woman's story did the rounds on social media.

 

She wanted a large tattoo on her upper chest removed and went in for a treatment with "some liquid" that is believed to be an acid.

 

In just a few days the scarring was obvious and the wound had become infected prompting the woman to post that she advised people not to have their tattoos removed.

 

But Thai Rath asked the director of an institute for skin diseases Dr Mingkhwan Wichaidit who spoke about two methods in use today.

 

She said successful tattoo removal is possible. But it depends what method you choose.

 

One was the old school method of using acid that the woman appeared to have elected to try. This is fraught with problems and is highly dependent on the skill and experience of the person doing the removal.

 

It is very difficult to get the strength right and there can be damage to surrounding areas. The chance of scarring and subsequent infection is high and it is unlikely that skin can be returned to anything like its previous quality.

 

The best method is laser treatment often over several sessions. This reduces the chance of both infection and scarring. Different wavelengths of laser are used for removing different colors over time. A reputable clinic or hospital with an experienced laser operator can ensure the best results leaving skin likely to be close to its original condition.

 

But treatments can easily run up to 20,000 baht. Basically the expert said that you get what you pay for. Going for a treatment with acid is likely to be much cheaper but the perils, as in this case, are plain to see, said Dr Mingkhwan.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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A tattoo like that is almost always a mistake but young women only realize it later in life when they see how it marks them in the minds of others, especially here in Thailand.

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Black people and Asians can have excessive scarring yoy may of noticed some thai ladies with huge red scars and when asked it was simply a vaccination, I thought it strange and looked weird so looked it up and its called 

 

Keloid 

Looks like she has it 

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5 hours ago, trogers said:

"She advised people not to have their tattoos removed."

 

She should rather have advised others not to have tattoos in the first place...

 

Our skin is our barrier against bacteria. Why damage it in the first place?

Its called a "Billboard Complex" epidermal epidemic among younger people frowned on by their elders. 

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13 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

Not much worse than the original tattoo.

2 / 3 more appointments and she will easily be able to pass it off as a birth mark

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I don't get Thai girls obsession with ink. Tramp stamp!

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7 minutes ago, maprao said:

I don't get Thai girls obsession with ink. Tramp stamp!

I blame D. Beckham

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Upper chest tattoo? Rather stupid location for a tattoo, why not across your forehead! Idiots.

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