What tattoo removal lotion is most effective?

I found several tattoo removal creams and I can't decide which one to try. Some are not irritating, but take longer to deliver results (Tab B Gone), while others remove tattoos on all body parts but cause irritation to the skin (Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fade System). Ideally, it should be cheap and effective, because I don't care much about anything else. I can stand the pain as long as I get the results I want. Any recommendations?


F, 30, Utah

Tags:woman age 25-34 unwanted tattoo tattoo cream removal

I am so happy that there is a less painful way of removing this unwanted tattoo without having to show more people than I already have this stupid, ugly thing. It was a crazy night, and I have been too embarrassed to go explain the why and how to a doctor that I don't even know.

So, I've been looking online. Since I got this tattoo in a spot that I can still easily hide, I decided to go with a tattoo cream, over laser surgery, that takes a bit longer to work, but I was hoping would not irritate my skin too much. The cream I have bought is the Profade line.

It works in three different steps. I am using the third tube already, and my skin is not reacting badly to it (and I do usually have sensitive skin). I really like the fact that it contains all natural ingredients. I'm very glad that in my stupidity that I did not get a very large tattoo, or one that is very dark. My tattoo has started to fade, but I still have a long way to go before I will be fully satisfied. I may have to end up getting laser tattoo removal if I want it completely off.

When I was looking for tattoo removal creams, I came across quite a few options. Personally, I found that Wrecking Balm worked best for me. It didn't bother my skin at all, and within a couple months, the red tattoo ink on my tattoo was noticeably lighter. The removal lotion did not get rid of my tattoo altogether, but it did lighten it enough for me to get a cover up. I also tried ProFade, but it didn't seem to do anything and it felt really unpleasant. In general, it seems like most of the tattoo removal lotions take months and months to even start lightening up a tattoo, and they are only effective on certain ink colors.

I had a small tattoo that I wanted gone but didn’t want to pay for laser removal. I did a bit of research and found Profade tattoo removal to be a good option to remove tattoos. It’s pretty cheap and it worked well enough for me! It has three “steps” to do. It came with three creams. The first cream you’re supposed to put on first to “prepare” your skin for the next two. After you apply the first cream, you wash it off and dry the area. The next cream separates the ink particles from your skin. You have to keep it on for at least 10 minutes. Then the last one pulls the ink out and also has to be on for at least 10 minutes. I had to do this twice a day for about 7 months for the tattoo to be faded enough for me to be happy.

I also did a lot of research into the best tattoo removal options. I needed something that I could do at home because of that one drunken tattoo that I am definitely not proud of. I ended up going with a combo of creams that I was told that worked. I chose Tat B Gone to go along with the Wrecking Balm ointment.

I have very pale skin, so it did turn a bit red. The burning wasn't too bad, and it did itch for awhile as well. But, considering it was using the cream and ointment or try to explain to a doctor as to what in the world I was thinking, this was a much better option for me.

There are some tattoo removal creams that actually work but none of them completely remove tattoos. It basically works to fade tattoos so that after months of treatment you will see far less of the tattoo. If you are looking for full removal then you'll need to have it removed with a laser.

The top two options that my personal tattoo artist has suggested to other people is the Wrecking Balm Tattoo Fade System and the Tat B Gone Tattoo Removal System. She does caution that if you have a skin condition then you should not use these creams because it will cause severe skin discolorations.