In addition to asking professional institutions to remove tattoos, people also DIY some methods to remove tattoos at home. Because they believe tattoo removal at home saves time and money instead of going out for a professional laser. The most common method is to use lemon, honey, salt, and Aloe Vera.
1.Honey, Aloe Vera, Yogurt and Salt
This is the most natural way to remove tattoos, you just need to mix aloe vera pulp, yogurt, honey and salt together. After cleaning the application area, put the mixture on it and massage the area with it. While this is one of the best natural methods, you need to use it multiple times to gradually remove the tattoo, or even apply it four times a day.
In addition, honey and aloe vera are also good for the skin, honey helps to remove excess oil from the skin, while aloe vera can provide nutrients to the skin, reduce inflammation, and calm the skin. And this natural method does not leave any scarring like several other tattoo removal methods.
2. Lemon and Salt
Lemon juice is not only rich in vitamins but also has a bleaching effect. It smoothes and enhances the complexion of the skin and also promotes cell growth. Salt, rich in sodium and chlorine, penetrates deep into the skin and helps the ink fade. Therefore, lemon juice mixed with salt is a great way to remove tattoos naturally. You need to apply the solution to the tattoo area and keep rubbing it for more than half an hour to see the effect. You need to apply multiple times to the tattoo until it disappears.
However, this method is suitable for tattoos that are already light in color, and you will experience pain from the friction of the salt against the skin. Because of the high acidity of lemon, it may cause rashes and sensitivity issues, especially if you have been exposed to the sun for a long time after applying it. So there is a price to pay for tattoo removal with this method.
However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not mentioned any kind of DIY tattoo removal because they are usually ineffective and risky.
A professional laser can remove tattoos from the skin without damaging it. The laser pulses of professional laser removal machines penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin and break up the ink into fine fragments that can be disintegrated and expelled. This is by far the most effective method recognized. Therefore, if you want to remove the tattoo, it is recommended that you go to a professional to help you solve this problem.