Tattoos have been in existence in one form or another for thousands of years. While many of those who have received ink beneath their skin remain happy with their decision for the rest of their days, others eventually come to regret the design they have chosen or wish they had never gotten a tattoo in the first place.
It is commonly known that a laser tattoo removal is an option for those seeking to have their artwork eradicated. However, this process is understood to be rather painful, not to mention quite costly. For a large number of tattooed individuals, such a procedure is out of reach financially or in some other practical sense.
Fortunately, a method of tattoo removal referred to as salabrasion has been put into practice for almost as long as tattoos have been done. Salabrasion offers a natural, cost-effective, virtually painless way to get rid of ink that is no longer desired.
The materials required to begin the process of salabrasion are exceedingly simply and readily available to just about everyone. All that is required is some table salt, some water and some type of abrasive tool such as a piece of wood covered in a bit of gauze. Some people may also wish to use a local numbing agent, as it is possible that there will be some discomfort otherwise.
It is necessary to shave any hair from the area containing the tattoo. A salt and water mixture is created and applied to the desired location. Then, the abrasive tool is used to strongly rub the area until noticeable redness develops.
At this point, a topical antibiotic cream can be applied along with a sterile dressing, which should stay in place for several days. Then, the bandage is removed and the raw skin will be covered over with salt for a period of hours. Reapplication of antibiotic cream should then occur, the area should be dressed gain and allowed to heal for another stretch of days.
These steps can be repeated as needed until the dead skin produced by the process starts separating itself from healthy areas of skin underneath. This causes the tattoo ink to lift off at the same time. With the healing process, additional pigmentation will leave the area as well.
After full healing has been allowed to take place, it may be that the entire tattoo has disappeared. Of course, if there are traces of ink remaining, the salabrasion steps can be repeated until the desired result is achieved.
Though it is always possible that some scarring will result from salabrasion, the individual will need to decide whether they prefer that to having an inkling that they no longer find attractive. Because this process also poses a risk of infection it is crucial to observe proper hygiene practices and enlist the help of a specialist in natural tattoo removal.
The fact is that medically-assisted tattoo removal that uses laser technology is not something everyone can afford. Luckily, those who wish to eliminate their unwanted markings have other options close at hand.