Sunday, October 14, 2007

Why did you get *that* tattoo?!

Tattoo Parlour
Has anyone ever said that to you? Did you go out one night and impulsively have the dumbest thing ever tattooed on your body? Or did you break the cardinal rule and have someone's name (besides your mother's) permanently inked on your body? Yikes!

Often, people come to discover that they don't really like 'fairies' forever. Or maybe you're pretty sure you aren't happy having a bar code on your neck anymore. Whatever the case may be, you want to get your tattoo removed, and you have to be careful about what method you choose.

There has actually been a ban on the over the counter bleaching creams, by the FDA - I had not heard about that until today. They apparently can cause cancer. That is definitely scary. But there is a safer way of tattoo removal than creams, and it is also more cost effective than laser removal. It is called TCA and it is a non-prescription skin peeling agent and it has been used for much more than just tattoo removals.

InkBusters.com Press Release
Headline: FDA bans Tattoo Removal Creams?

San Diego - With the launch of it’s new website, Inkbusters.com warns the public about possible health risks associated with using tattoo removal creams purchased on the Internet. The new site states “many” tattoo removal creams sold online contain Hydroquinone, which is usually the active ingredient in skin bleaching creams.

In August 2006 the FDA proposed a ban on over the counter skin bleaching creams containing Hydroquinone due to concerns about Cancer and Exogenous Ochronosis. This proposed ban is similar to those already enacted in Japan, France, Great Britain and Australia for the same reasons.

InkBusters.com CEO Rick Barker notes, “Indirectly—and probably without knowing it—the FDA is saying they think the tattooed public may be at risk if they use tattoo removal creams containing Hydroquinone. This is particularly true when you consider most skin bleaching cream makers––prescription or OTC––never recommend Hydroquinone be used more than 4-6 months for maximum effect. Many tattoo removal cream makers online offer supplies well beyond this recommended period.”

InkBusters.com sells TCA at its website to help consumers remove tattoos in a natural non-laser fashion. TCA is a popular non-prescription skin-peeling agent commonly used by doctors, health spas and private individuals to remove fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars on the face. TCA has twice been medically tested and proven to fade and/or remove tattoos on the body. TCA looks and feels like water and is applied with a q-tip. There is no Hydroquinone in TCA.


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