Free patch tests for tattoo removal offered by Grimston clinic to emergency services and NHS personnel
Free patch tests are being offered at a Grimston clinic to members of the emergency services and NHS personnel considering having their tattoos removed.
Claire Morgan, set up Ink Free Laser Tattoo Removal four years ago and has seen a steady rise in the numbers of people wishing to have one or more tattoos removed.
Now she has just started to offer a free patch test worth £40 to members of the emergency services and NHS personnel.
Said Claire: "It's my way of saying thank you to them for all the hard work that they do. I had three children at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and spent a bit of time in there.
"Patch tests are absolutely essential when thinking about tattoo removal as it provides an indication for the settings to be used on the laser equipment. These vary from person to person. It is the safe way to proceed.
"Not everyone is eligible for treatment as it may be inappropriate according to someone's medication or some conditions, such as type 1 diabetes."
Providing it is safe to do so, the tattoo removal process will take place over several sessions, averaging between ten and 12.
The degree of remaining colour or blemishes depends upon several factors, including size, where it is on the body, the individual's ability to heal, how the tattoo was applied and how long it has been in place.
And yes, just like having the tattoo placed in the first place, there will be some discomfort when it is removed. The impact of the energy from the laser's powerful pulse of light has been described as similar to getting hot specks of bacon grease on your skin or being snapped by a thin rubber band. Because black pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, it's the easiest to remove.
Said Claire: "Some people just hate the way their bodies look with unwanted tattoos and I want to be able to help them find a solution. I love my job and find it very rewarding when customers go away happy."
Her clinic is located in a garage which was converted by her husband, Mark, at their home and she operates on an appointment-only basis. For more information call 01485 600828 or visit www.inkfreelasertattooremoval.com