It goes without saying, that you should think twice before you get that ink on your skin, because once it is there, it can be complicated to get rid of. Each tattoo has its own meaning and if you are not careful, you could end up getting a tattoo that you do not like, which is why it is important that you know the meaning behind the symbol, before you get it placed on your skin.
In our increasingly “green” minded world, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there would be an option for removing tattoos 100% naturally. One may consider these over the original manufactured versions originally found in shops and online.
Before and After
Harsh Chemicals TCA (TriChloro Acetic Acid) and Hydroquinone
One very important difference between 100% natural cream and the original manufactured creams would be two very harsh chemicals: TCA (TriChloro Acetic Acid) and Hydroquinone (which also goes by the brand names Aclaro and Alera). TCA is dangerous because it burns layers of skin away where the tattoo was, leaving a scar. Hydroquinone is a very dangerous skin bleaching ingredient and has even been banned in countries like U.K. and France for the possibility that it would lead to the development of cancer. When opting for 100% natural creams, you are opting to exclude these dangerous chemicals from your body.
Kojic Acid – a safe alternative for TriChloro Acetic Acid
Kojic Acid has been found to be a safe alternative for TriChloro Acetic Acid and is used as a skin lightener, therefore is also an ingredient in the natural tattoo remover creams. Kojic acid was actually discovered in 1989 on accident during the production of koji mushrooms.
Alpha Arbutin – a safe alternative to Hydroquinone
Alpha Arbutin has been shown to inhibit the growth of melanin in human skin cells (melanin gives skin its dark color). So after much research, Alpha Arbutin was found to be a safe alternative for Hydroquinone as the bleach component in the all-natural version of the removal creams.
Both natural creams and manufactured creams are known to successfully lighten tattoos. There were many people who had reported they suffered burns and scarring after using the creams containing the harsh ingredients. You invest in the creams to get rid of an unwanted mark on your body, yet you just replace it with a new one from the tattoo removal cream? That doesn’t seem right, seeing that these manufactured creams can cost up to $200 and contain only 1 ounce or 2 ounces per container. The natural versions average around $80 per 1 and 2 ounce containers, some for as low as $40.00 (or cheaper still if you make your own).
There are numerous natural tattoo removal creams available online and in specialty shops and they are not only safer for your body but are considerably less expensive than the manufactured brands.
Where to buy tattoo removal cream
Amazon.com is a great place to shop around for tattoo removal creams, especially the natural versions. Along with the ease of finding and comparing prices, you’ll be able to see other customers’ reviews before you make your purchase. How many times have you bought something blindly just to find you need to return it later because it didn’t live up to your expectations? E-bay is another place you can find these creams at a bargain, which is ideal since you will need to use quite a bit of the cream. The cream works by mixing with the ink in the tattoo and breaking the ink down, and can take anywhere between three to twelve months. That will take quite a bit of cream so you’re going to want to find yourself a good bargain.
There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for these creams, but most important is you’ve made the decision to do what’s right for you and do it safely. With the cream versus laser surgery, you are opting for a less expensive, pain free removal experience. Not only is it pain free physically, but you save yourself the time of researching a laser removal center, finding out if your insurance possibly covers it (let’s face it, probably not, that has cosmetic written all over it). You just purchase your cream and apply it in the comfort of your very own home. Plus it’s pain free!
Why not make your own 100% natural cream to remove your tattoos?
But before you rush out and buy manufactured creams why not make your own? Quite likely you already have a number of the ingredients at home and the others are easily obtainable. Besides convenience the really great advantage of making your own tattoo removal cream is that you know with certainty all the ingredients and that they are all natural. Moreover being 100% natural there are no side effects. Importantly, too, the cost will be much less than manufactured creams.
So the next time you’re out and about and you think that sweet tattoo would look good on you and you just have to have it, make sure it’s what you want! Just because nothing’s permanent, doesn’t mean you should partake!