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So, I started trawling (-thank you Autocrat at Google for the correct spelling-) the internet for information on tattooing and tattoo removal. The most comprehensive information was on sites that considered tattooing part of a subculture. Since I don't consider tattooing "extreme body modification," getting the information I needed was very much a hit or miss proposition.
Since I first wrote the article below, the US Military had no idea that tattooing, piercing, body art, scarification/mutilation, and cosmetic dentistry would become so popular and mainstream. They’ve been playing catch up to changes in our general society.
Your first henna tattoo should be in a place where you can cover it if it lasts longer than you expect, and it is not advisable to try to remove your henna tattoos. You should try to let them wear off naturally. Use extreme caution as to not damage your skin.
That being said, the following steps will not totally remove your henna tattoo design, but will help speed its departure. Different skins absorb henna at different rate, some henna tattooing that's meant to last a few days, can last more than two weeks. Everyone is different. Anyone interested in getting henna tattoos should read our black henna tattoo warning.
"There is nothing like the first tattoo. It's like, all of a sudden, you're part of something bigger than you are. The pain, the rush, the hum of the machine, it's like a having a religious experience." Anne V.
Annie's worked her way up to four tattoos. Four very discretely placed tattoos. I kid her about becoming the illustrated woman. But seriously, I know what she feels.
Is getting tattooed addictive? It can be.
Getting tattooed in many ways is a ritual. You put your mind in a different place and go into a meditative trance.
Whether it's an armband, ankle band, wrap-around or lower back design, a great tattoo always starts with a great tattoo design.
In addition to deciding where you want your tattoo, you have to decide what kind of tattoo you want. Blackwork, Tribal, Celtic, Lettering, New Style, Old Style, Portrait and Asian are all different types of tattooing styles.
If you have gang-related tattoos, getting them removed will make a big difference in your life. Programs have been started all over the country to help you. Giving generously of their time and resources community programs such as the ones we documented, in Los Angeles will help you get your tattoos removed.
Many of these services are privately funded, due to funding cut backs to local government agencies. Doctors and councilors donate their time to help make this happen. Private contributions play a big roll in many free tattoo removal clinics. Everyone wants to see a positive change in their community.
For a new start, contact one of the following free tattoo removal services: