MEGUMI'S STORY · SLEEVE TATTOO REMOVAL

Megumi Sleeve Tattoo Removal. NAAMA Studios in NYC.
Megumi Sleeve Tattoo Removal. NAAMA Studios in NYC.

Megumi chose to clear an entire sleeve at NAAMA on the frank recommendation of her tattoo artist. A positive review of the studio led Megumi straight to our front door, where she was welcomed by fellow tattoo lovers. 

And as with many tattoo lovers, this removal is not because Megumi is no longer fond of her ink, but simply because she has outgrown it. 

“I still love the tattoo, but it doesn’t reflect me anymore.”

Tattoo lovers and tattoo artists alike flock to NAAMA because we offer a skin-kind, technologically advanced, and above all else, “safe” environment. 

After hearing the buzz around our new laser technology, Megumi scheduled a visit. “I came here myself and I understood it’s a really safe environment.”

LightSense Laser in London

Wait a pico second! What laser does NAAMA use?

Part of the reason Megumi felt safe at NAAMA is because we exclusively use the LightSense® laser system which works on extremely low energy. It uses approximately 34 times less energy compared to the average pico laser. 

LightSense® laser tattoo removal technology in our NYC studio

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“I actually didn’t know it was possible”

“Coming from an Asian background I do get judged a lot when it comes to having tattoos. Having tattoos taught me to be myself and brave and unapologetic,” Megumi told NAAMA.

Of course all of this is excellent, becoming brave and confident in your skin and choices of tattoo art. But it’s also pleasing to hear of clients who discover the technology and what it is capable of, and how this positively impacts their lives. 

“It feels liberating, I actually didn’t know it was possible. I’m making a choice for myself and it feels great. ”

“It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy wearing it”

Describing the clearance of her sleeve tattoo, Megumi told NAAMA, “it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy wearing it. I got it from a tattoo artist that I really love.”

The line speaks to what we do at NAAMA in a number of ways. First, laser tattoo removal is for tattoo lovers. This is certainly not about regret or shame, but rather freedom and body positivity. Second, and perhaps more importantly, Megumi’s description of “wearing” tattoos is precisely the sort of language we’d like to champion.

Tattoos are an adornment, and needn’t be any more permanent than your hair, makeup, clothes, or jewelery.  

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With reduced downtime between sessions, on average every 2-3 weeks, the laser offers tattoo removal in months, not years.  

The supreme innovation of the LightSense® laser system takes some of our clients by surprise, and even necessitates a new way of speaking about tattoos - as impermanent and ephemeral.

Megumi Removes a Sleeve Tattoo with a Pico Laser.
Megumi Removes a Sleeve Tattoo with a Pico Laser.

Tattoo Removal FAQs

Yes, it is possible to completely remove a tattoo with the LightSense® laser system.

However not all tattoos are created equal, and there are a variety of factors that can impact the tattoo removal process. The success of the removal is dependent on the size, depth, position, and color of the tattoo itself, as well as your skin type. The health of your immune system will also play a key part in the efficacy of the removal.

For a specific evaluation of your individual tattoo, contact us and discover how our experts can help you to achieve your goals. A complete tattoo removal is possible but there are certainly things you can do to improve the chances of full clearance.

On average a tattoo will take 8-12 sessions to completely remove; sometimes fewer sessions, sometimes more.

Each removal is unique and will depend on factors such as the tattoo location, type of ink used, skin type, aftercare, and the health of the immune system.

To find out more about the factors that influence how many sessions it will take, read our blog here

We treat tattoos as often as every 2-3 weeks. Thanks to the skin-kind LightSense® laser system, NAAMA clients require minimal downtime between sessions.

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Stay hydrated, rest well, and enjoy exercise. The better the state of your general health, the more likely your immune system will respond positively to treatment. 

Additionally, we advise that you protect your skin with a sun-safe skincare routine and use a moisturizing sunscreen with high SPF when exposing your treatment area to direct sunlight within two weeks of your treatment.

You might also like to explore our highly-curated range of NAAMA Plus treatments, paired with laser tattoo removal to supercharge your results. 

You may be asked to shave if the removal area is densely covered with hair. We will not ask you to shave your eyebrows. Speak to our expert consultants for more information. 

No, with LightSense® adverse effects are extremely rare. However, during treatment there is the possibility that you’ll experience the following typical reactions:

  • 79 in 100 experience redness, which can be alleviated with the NAAMA aftercare cream.

  • 41 in 100 experience swelling, again which can be alleviated with an aftercare cream.

  • As few as 24 in 100 people experience pinpoint bleeding (also called petechiae, it’s absolutely normal and refers to when some of the small blood vessels near the surface of the skin burst leaving temporary redness.)

For the likelihood of side effects read our informed consent document. If you notice other reactions or are concerned in any way, please contact us at consultation@naamastudios.com.

We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA.

Black ink can be treated on all skin tones, but there are some limitations on treating color inks on darker skin tones due to an increased risk of skin damage. We can only safely treat colored inks on Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types. 

Speak to one of our experts and get a personal assessment, or read more on our blog.

The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification of human skin types, from 1 to 6. We use this to assess individual skin types so we can create safe and bespoke treatment plans for each client.

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