A Safe and Natural Tattoo Removal Solution

Compared to laser tattoo removal, this tattoo removal method is less painful, requires fewer treatments, and most importantly, will not leave lasting scars on the skin or damage any existing hair. It works by drawing out ink through the skin using a safe and all-natural tattoo removal solution nearly identical to the tattoo-over process. There are no acids involved and is completely non-toxic. While there are other non-laser methods available such as dermabrasion and excision, they too, can often leave long-lasting consequences for the skin.

Are you looking to remove a tattoo for any of the following reasons?

  • To correct flawed artistic or cosmetic tattoos
  • To remove the name of a former lover
  • Those joining the military and need to remove visible tattoos
  • You want to change or update your look from when you were younger
  • It’s located on the face, neck or other highly visible area and now you need to look more professional for work

If you have any permanent makeup that you now regret, we can lighten, correct or at least improve just about anything. We’re always up for a good challenge.

There are, however, factors to keep in mind that affect the degree or success of any non-laser tattoo removal:
  1. How long have you had it? The older the tattoo, the more deeply embedded it is in the skin and the more time-consuming it will be to remove.
  2. How much ink is in the skin? This, of course, is hard to know just by looking at, but the more ink there is, the longer the process will be to lighten and remove.
  3. How much surface area needs to be removed? Smaller areas tend to respond more quickly. Placement can also make it tricky, particularly when it involves the corners of the eyes.
  4. Have you already tried any other removal methods? Some tattoo removal methods, such as laser tattoo removal, are counter-productive to the objective of drawing ink out of the skin and are not recommended prior to pursuing non-laser tattoo removal via chemical extraction. However, if you’ve already tried laser tattoo removal and did not see any improvement, then it may still be responsive to non-laser removal.
  5. Given all the above considerations, even old and/or previously-lasered tattoos can be expected to respond at least by lightening up with each session, but complete removal in one session would be unrealistic.
Multiple sessions may be required for complete removal depending on the age, size, and location of the tattoo. An average time of 4-8 weeks in between sessions allows time for the skin to completely heal. In addition to being completely safe and quite effective, you will be able to see all the ink that’s being removed from your skin. Over the next few days, it’s best to keep the area clean and dry so that the skin can continue to purge the ink through transepidermal elimination.

Other Methods

Have you been looking into existing solutions for tattoo removal such as acids, laser, dermabrasion and surgical excision? All these methods vary in their rates of success while carrying numerous disadvantages that range from high cost, extreme discomfort, extended downtime, and the risk of scarring and noticeable skin discoloration.

The JuvEssentials Approach

We’re able to lighten and eventually remove virtually any unwanted cosmetic tattoo by using our tried-and-true removal solutions. These solutions safely work to quickly draw out the unwanted color for a proven, all-natural, cost-effective option for removing old tattoo ink. If desired, we can then re-do the cosmetic tattoo to what you were hoping for originally –  all with less discomfort than you may have previously experienced.

Prices start at $375 per session, depending on size and complexity.
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JuvEssentials Jeannie Sides Medical ReferralsWe support and partner with many medical professionals in the area and welcome referrals. We offer after post-surgery procedures (e.g., areola repigmentation after breast surgery, corrective to mask scarring, etc.).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a tattoo be removed naturally?

For a tattoo to be able to be removed naturally such as with a salt mixture, aloe vera or other compounds that have the ability to draw foreign particles out of the skin the removal agent must be able to penetrate down to the dermis of the skin where the tattoo ink is usually embedded. Otherwise, any removal agent that relies on lightening and/or exfoliation used on the surface of the skin no matter how often or diligently applied might only lighten and fade the intensity of the tattoo ink as opposed to actually removing it.

How can I remove a permanent tattoo without laser?

The safest and most effective non-laser tattoo removal option involves tattooing a saline or other alkaline-based solution over the unwanted ink in order to draw it out of the skin. Dermabrasion and surgical excision are the other completely effective non-laser tattoo removal options, but those both come with a high risk of scarring. Topical products may lighten a tattoo with repeated use over time, but by itself is unlikely to completely get rid of tattoo unless key layers of the skin are first removed.

Does lemon juice get rid of tattoos?

Lemon juice is a common DIY skin and hair lightener.  So while it may help to fade a tattoo when applied regularly, it still won’t be able to get rid of one completely unless perhaps if the tattoo is very faint to begin with. Eventually the acidic nature of lemon juice can also be sensitizing to the skin, especially when combined with sun exposure and other exfoliating products.

Can aloe vera, yogurt, honey, hydrogen peroxide, and/or any other homemade remedies remove a tattoo?

There is no evidence that any DIY home remedies or OTC creams can completely remove a tattoo once it is healed in the skin.

How do I find a good tattoo artist?

While referrals can be helpful as a starting point, Once you find someone whose work you admire, contact them with questions specific to your situation or what it is that you’re looking to have done. Does the artist feel confident that they can help you? Do they make you feel at ease? Do you feel seem reliable and will be.

What is the art of tattooing?

A tattoo is a form of body modification where an experienced technician uses a grouping of needles to insert some type of ink, dye or pigment, either indelible or temporary, organic or inorganic,  into the dermis layer of the skin to create a visible, but not necessarily obvious, design, illusion, or camouflage.

Can a tattoo cover a scar?

Most likely, but how well a tattoo can cover a scar will depend on where and what kind of scar you have. There is only so much that any kind of cover up via a tattoo or makeup can conceal if the skin is severely compromised. However if the integrity of the skin is healthy and the surface of the skin is smooth, then any kind of camouflage tattoo should be straightforward and work well. That said, it is important for the skin to be fully healed from the scar (6 months post injury is a safe minimum starting point) before any attempts to cover it with a tattoo is made.

How long does medical tattooing last?

The ink from a medical tattoo, just like any with other tattoo, has the potential to last indefinitely. Particularly if the tattoo is performed on a part of the body that is typically protected from exposure. All tattoo inks and pigments do eventually fade over time, so patients should expect to get a touch up to refresh their medical tattoo every few years as a result of normal fading.

Why are tattoos bad? Or, can a tattoo - including a cosmetic tattoo like permanent makeup or paramedical tattoo such as camouflage - can be bad for you?

Assuming that the tattoo has been performed in a professional environment under strict adherence to sanitation and disinfection guidelines and the result is as close an approximation as possible to what the client has voluntarily requested, then it would be hard to imagine why a tattoo would be labelled “bad” unless the client has requested something that may not be in their best long term, aesthetic interest. Of course, there are instances where a tattoo may be “bad” due to having complications; in rare instances someone can have an adverse reaction to the ink (although in reality it would be more common to have an allergy to either the topical anesthetic or the after care ointment), or have issues with healing for any number of reasons. It’s also rare, but not unheard of, to develop an adverse reaction to the ink at a later time. More often than not, any “bad” tattoo is simply one that is no longer wanted because the client has decided that the tattoo in question no longer suits them.

Do tattoo artists ever mess up?

To err is to be human. Luckily it’s unlikely for a skilled and experienced tattoo artist to mess up their work to the point that it cannot be corrected, especially if it is caught soon enough. The factors that make mistakes more likely is the lack of proper screening or disclosure of a client’s health history that might make unknowingly compromised skin more difficult to work on.

What is tattoo blowout?

A tattoo blowout is when ink disperses along undesired and unpredictable paths throughout the skin’s layers as a result of being incorrectly inserted into the skin.

How long do scars have to heal before getting a tattoo to cover it up?

This depends on the skin of the individual and type of scar. Some scars are fully healed in several months while others can take at least a year for the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to fade. Scars on those with darker, more sensitive skin often require longer healing time.