Marine Corps Tattoo Removal – New Regulations

Marine Corps Tattoo Removal – New Regulations

Many of our laser tattoo removal patients are young men and women who desire to enlist in the armed services. While each branch has its own specific regulations, earlier in the year the United States Marine Corps updated their tattoo policy seeking “to balance the personal desires of Marines with high standards of professional military appearance and heritage,” according to a statement posted on its website. This new policy has spawned new Marine Corps tattoo removal requirements.

To avoid any misinterpretation, the Marine Corps published a detailed illustration with designated red zones where tattoos are not allowed and a 12-page set of rules which includes the following general guidelines:

  1. Marines can have an unlimited number of tattoos that are covered by their “physical training uniform,” which consists of a green t-shirt and shorts. But it bans tattoos on the head, neck, inside of the mouth, wrists, knees, elbows, and hands. The only exception to that is a single band tattoo of no more than three-eighths of an inch in width is permitted on one finger. […]
By | October 26th, 2016|Tattoo Removal, News|

Is tattoo ink harmful to your health?

Is tattoo ink harmful to your health? – A far cry from their tribal predecessors made with dyes from the natural environment, many of today’s tattoos contain an unknown conglomeration of metallic salts, organic dyes or plastics suspended in a carrier solution for consistency of application. Without full disclosure of ingredients, it is impossible to know for sure what is in tattoo ink. Added to this, each color and each brand of ink has completely different ingredients, according to a 2005 study from Northern Arizona University.

In a recent European Commission’s report on the health risks of tattooing, they note that close to 40% of organic colorants used in permanent tattoos in Europe are not even approved for use on the skin as a cosmetic ingredient and just under 20% of the colorants studied contained a carcinogenic aromatic amine. Many of the chemicals found were originally intended for use in writing and printer inks, as well as automobile paints. These inks are injected deep enough into the skin that often tattoos will not even be destroyed by severe burns.

European countries such as Germany, […]

By | September 13th, 2016|Tattoo Removal, News|

Dr. TATTOFF CLOSES Houston Clinic – Inkfree, MD Steps Up to Help Abandoned Patients

drtattoffDr. TATTOFF (laser clinic) has shuttered it’s Houston (Galleria) location, leaving countless patients desperate and stranded without care. Inkfree, MD is already assisting multiple customers with completing their tattoo removal treatments.

Dr. TATTOFF’s is the latest in a long line of laser tattoo removal clinic closures, particularly in the corporate-funded sector. Each time this happens, patients are left high-and-dry in the middle of expensive and delicate treatments. Each time, Inkfree, MD has stepped up to help – offering patients free consultations and special deals to ensure their tattoo removal needs are resolved. It’s about providing peace of mind and doing the right thing.

Inkfree, MD is different. Established in 2012 (before Dr. TATTOFF), this family/physician owned clinic has worked hard to build a successful business. The right balance of technology, services and pricing have enabled a growing and sustainable laser clinic with the highest-levels of patient care and satisfaction. At the end of the day, it’s about delivering results in a safe, affordable and effective manner.

Customers affected by the Dr. TATTOFF closure […]

By | September 8th, 2016|Tattoo Removal, News|

Avoid sea salt scrubs to remove tattoos

We recently have had several inquiries into whether or not you can remove tattoos with a sea salt scrub after some recent YouTube videos have surfaced. While salt is an abrasive and does have some use in facials and exfoliant scrubs, it will not clear or remove any tattoo ink. The skin has two layers: the dermis, or inner part of the skin, and the epidermis, or outer layer of your skin. When you get a tattoo, the ink travels past the epidermis, or superficial layer of skin, and into the dermis.

Rubbing salt onto the epidermis is easy but useless as to remove the tattoo ink you would need for it to penetrate the dermis which is impossible without extensive damage to the epidermis. Attempting to do so will only lead to a rash which can cause an infection, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation or eventually scarring. For the same reason, creams such as Wrecking Balm and other methods which claim to fade a tattoo – actually involve harsh abrasive methods with a mild and essentially ineffective cream. The only way to effectively removal an […]

By | August 12th, 2014|Tattoo Removal, News|

Houston Bridal Extravaganza

We are finally unwinding from participating in the Houston Bridal Extravaganza at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One of the highlights was actually seeing Randi Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress fame. He’s even cuter in person! What a treat to meet so many lovely brides, grooms and their entourages. Wedding bells will be ringing across Houston for sure!

As a preferred vendor we gave away $1000 worth of laser services to one lucky winner, and signed up over 300 brides for a free laser session. With all the preparations involved in planning a wedding, it’s very important for a busy bride not to neglect herself. What better way to make sure you’re looking and feeling your best for your special day then with laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal or a fabulous VI Peel.

Inkfree, MD at the Bridal Extravaganza

By | July 27th, 2014|Tattoo Removal, Hair Removal, Competitions, News|