A Sydney Blogger Writes: read her tattoo removal story
Niamh Byrne is a freelance journalist who has written for the Sunday World newspaper in Ireland. Now living in Sydney, she contributes to Weekend Notes and Film Festival Guide, writing reviews for restaurants, films and events.
Niamh has a tattoo on her lower back and decided she wanted to get it removed. The tattoo is large and has quite a few colours in it. It is also a cover-up of a previous, smaller tattoo. Researching tattoo removal she found that the only Q-switched laser able to remove multi-coloured tattoos – especially the difficult green and blue – is the Quanta Q-Plus C, which led her to Fade to Blank.
I’d always planned to get rid of my tramp stamp – an illegible scrawl of Thai writing on my lower back.
After just 5 years, the black script had already faded to a deep navy like some sort of prison tattoo and a small part of me worried that it actually translated as ‘Chicken Pad Thai’ …because who knows, right?
But a drunken decision in Bangkok led me to choose to cover the relatively small inking with a big, ugly, multicoloured carp fish. I’d seen a girl on Miami Ink get something similar and thought it suited my 27-year-old style, which (during this brief rock-chick phase of my life), it did. I didn’t feel particularly reckless having this etching carried out because i figured I’d just get the tattoo lasered off when I got bored of it, easy come, easy go ….or so I thought.
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