As we get older, our perceptions of what’s tasteful and what’s tacky. When this female Blink Tattoo Removal patient was in her early 20′s, a black sun belly button tattoo seemed cool enough to have it inked onto her skin. Fast forward 14 years and now she’s afraid she’s approaching the age border line where a sun around her navel will appear downright tacky. She’s talked with the experienced medical staff at the Seattle Blink location and has learned the entire process, and how many treatments she’ll need. She now knows that laser removal is the safest, most effective and permanent method available. She’s ready to take that first step towards an ink free belly button.
How long have you had your tattoo?
I’ve had my tattoo for almost 14 years. I was in my early twenties when I went to a tattoo artist with some girlfriends.
Why are you seeking treatment at this time?
I’ve wanted to have this tattoo removed for quite a few years now, but I’m just getting around to doing something about it.
What is your goal at Blink Tattoo Removal?
I really want to see my undesired tattoo ink taken off my skin. Completely would be great, if not, faded as much as possible.
Do you have any upcoming engagements prompting you to want your tattoo removed?
Well, I actually planned on starting the removal process just after the New Year, so I was aiming for summer.
Where is your tattoo located?
My tattoo is around my belly button. That’s part of the reason I want it gone so bad. I’m not getting any younger and I think it looks tacky to see an older woman with a belly button tattoo.
What is your tattoo of?
I have a sun tattooed around my belly button. My navel is the center of the sun, and the rays radiate out from there.
What color inks were used in your tattoo?
I only had one color, thank goodness! My sun belly button tattoo has only black ink in the design. I’m really glad I didn’t go for yellow.
Do you have any additional comments/questions?
Well, I did have questions when I came in to see about getting the black ink of my belly button sun tattoo taken off. I dropped by for a free Blink consultation and the medical staff here gave me the answers I was looking for. I wanted to know how many sessions it would take to erase my black sun belly button tattoo, and I found out it will take 12 treatments. I also asked how long before I could expose my former tattooed belly button area to the sun and I learned that I need to keep the area covered with sunscreen after laser tattoo removal, and not to get it sunburned.
How much was the total removal treatment estimate?
The total cost to get rid of the black ink sun tattoo around my belly button is $3000.
How much was the per treatment cost estimate?
Each of the 12 laser treatment sessions to remove the black ink from my navel will cost $250. With a treatment every 6 weeks, I won’t have any problems putting the funds aside from each paycheck.
What location are you seeking treatment in?
I’ve scheduled my first appointment at the Blink Tattoo Removal location in Seattle. I can hardly wait to get the process started to eliminate this unwanted black sun tattoo from my belly button!