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Advanced laser tattoo removal technology and a skilled technician are the two pre-requisites for an effective tattoo removal process. Skin treatments such as Lymphatic drainage therapy can reduce the healing time and increase the efficacy of the procedure, making laser tattoo removal worth its price.

Understanding the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system, much like blood vessels, is a network of vessels. The main difference between the two is: blood vessels circulate red blood cells while the lymphatic system circulates white blood cells. Lymph nodes are the natural drainage system for toxins in the body.

Lymphatic system and tattoo removal

The laser tattoo removal procedure turns ink in the tattoo from liquid to crystals form, and the lymphatic system removes the crystallized ink from the dermis. This is the primary reason why tattoo removal experts recommend a long gap between treatments if there is redness, blistering and scabbing on the skin. The body takes time to heal and lymphatic system supports the process.

Why lymphatic drainage therapy?

Lymphatic drainage therapy boosts the immune system, aids in relaxation, provides relief from stress, and detoxifies the body. This is a non-invasive procedure, where a skilled massage therapist works on the laser treated area to exercise and energize the lymphatic system around the old tattoo. The detoxification process of the body energizes and stimulates the lymph nodes to allow more efficient healing. Lymphatic drainage therapy is effective in getting out last bits of the remaining ink after laser tattoo removal.

Other ways to support lymphatic treatment

In addition to taking regular lymphatic drainage therapy sessions, you can also introduce lifestyle changes to increase the effectiveness of the laser tattoo removal procedure.

  • Stop smoking as it damages the vessels and makes plasma transfer difficult

  • Stay hydrated to help the body work hard to flush out the tattoo ink

  • Go for a walk every day as muscles will strengthen the lymphatic system

Final Words

A successful tattoo removal procedure takes time, especially when you want it to be done right without scarring. Consult our laser tattoo removal experts to learn more about the procedure, cost for your specific tattoo, and how to speed-up the healing time. You can count on our us for all tattoo removal needs in Melbourne at affordable prices. Call us at 0448 886 935 to get answers to all your questions or book an appointment. You can also fill out our contact form and we will get back to you in no time.


Tattoo cover up offers an effective way to give a new expression to an old art. The option also comes in handy when you want to get rid of a design that was created out of an impulsive decision, or something that you have simply grown out of, after reaching “adulthood”. The process involves fading of the tattoo using laser, and then, covering it with a new design. Although tattoo cover up is not a new concept in Melbourne and other major cities, many still have their share to doubts. We answer five such questions, in this brief post. Have a look.

1. How does tattoo cover up work?

When you get a tattoo, the ink deposits approximately one millimeter beneath the skin, in the dermis. When you get a tattoo cover up, the new ink is deposited along with the old colored ink in the same layer. The pigment in new ink doesn’t settle on the top of the old pigment, instead, both the colors combine to make a new color that is darker than the previous one. The tattoo artist considers the color of the old tattoo and how will it look when mixed with a new color.

2. What are the ink colors used for cover up?

Black was initially the main color for tattoo cover up; however, artists are now using more colors to cleverly hide unwanted designs. Artists use colors such as red, blue and green inks for cover-ups. In addition, tattooists also use colors such as purple, dark magenta, orange and brown to cover up an old tattoo.

3. How does it work?

When creating a cover up design, the tattoo artist:

Step 1

Places a tracing paper on the older tattoo to draw an outline and major features of the design to get an idea of the areas that need a heavier cover up.

Step 2

Puts the outline on light table and places another tracing paper on its top

Step 3

Starts designing the cover up tattoo to conceal specific areas

A cover up tattoo is often thirty percent larger than the original design with darker areas camouflaging the old design and lighter colors used on the surrounding skin that doesn’t have any pattern.

4. Can I skip the laser tattoo removal part?

If you thought going for cover up is a better and time-saving idea than undergoing laser tattoo removal, you might be making a mistake. The ink in the existing tattoo might be a design constraint for the artist. Fading the original design gives the artist freedom to create a better pattern. The density of the ink of the original tattoo and its compatibility with the cover up design are two the important factors that determine the success of the procedure. If your artist thinks that both are compatible, you can skip the removal part.

5. How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?

The number of sessions a person needs to undergo depends on the design of the older tattoo and the one for cover up. If the artist recommends 50 percent fading of the tattoo, you might need to 3-6 sessions. You may undergo one or two treatments for tattoo removal, or the number could even be more than ten.

Did We Miss Your Question?

If you have any other questions related to cover up tattoos or thinking on the lines of laser tattoo lightening, look no further than DRM Laser. Placed among the most trusted names providing tattoo cover up in Melbourne, DRM Laser is a one-stop-destination for laser tattoo removal and cover ups. To learn more, feel free to speak with our experts by calling us at 0448886935. Alternatively, to request a no-obligation quote, click here. Connect with us, today!