The Oldest Method of Tat RemovalBy Pete On March 19, 2012 Under Uncategorized
Salabrasion is the oldest form of tattoo removal known to man. Looking at the word meaning will tell you all you need to know: sal (salt) + abrasion (rubbing). This can be a DIY procedure but all you will end up doing is replacing that unwanted tattoo with an unwanted scar. Here is how it works:
1) Area to be treated is shaved and cleaned.
2) A topical or local anesthetic is applied (if done by a medical professional)
3) A gritty paste of salt and water is made
4) The paste is applied to a wood block wrapped in gauze
5) The tattoo is rubbed hard for 30 to 40 minutes. Enjoy.
Intense bleeding will result. Healing time will be many weeks and the procedure almost always requires repeat treatment (ouch!) to get all the ink out. The rubbing has to be deep to get down into the dermis where the ink lies. This method may be the oldest and cheapest but it is probably the worst of all your choices. Heavy scarring is almost guaranteed and the risk of infection is high. Salabrasion should not be considered by people who are prone to keloid formation. Salabrasion is not a DIY procedure. Not recommended.
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