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Why do we stipple when we remove red ink?

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Why do we stipple when we remove red ink?

Choosing the ink color for your tattoo is an important part of the entire tattoo design process. Not only because it represents the art you love or your freedom for self-expression, but because it’s crucial if it has any reaction on your body. Also, your choice of tattoo pigment can help you determine the best method to use should you decide to have it removed one day.

What to know about stippling

The purpose of art is to make a statement. When artists complete a certain art piece working with several mediums, they would often have a method of choice that can help them achieve an intricate and impressive artwork. The stippling technique is one of them.

Stippling is a drawing process of using same-colored dots or small circles, drawn, painted, or etched onto a surface, to create an image. Since the Renaissance period, this technique has been evident in several art forms such as paintings, drawings, and engravings. And while this approach can be used with various tools, stippling is more commonly associated with pen-and-ink work.

Stippling For Tattoo Application

The beautiful art of stippling is also making waves in the field of tattoo creation and design. By inscribing multiple tiny dots onto the skin, these stipple markings construct form, shape, depth, and contrast, hence, producing an image or pattern that could truly be remarkable. Plus, it works well in designing any art piece. Since it is a great method for amazing shading features, it also creates a wide range of tonal effects.

However, if you’re wondering whether a stippling tattoo lasts, the answer would most likely be yes. But it will also depend on the size of the dots and the gauge of the needle used by the artist.

Laser For Tattoo Removal

Today, most experts have established that laser treatment is proven to be the safest and most effective method of tattoo removal. Using a high-intensity light beam, lasers shatter ink colors into particles and these pigments are being absorbed and flushed away by the body. Thus, eliminating the tattoo.

The interaction between the color of your tattoo and the shade of your skin can also play a vital role in the success of tattoo removal. Generally, the higher the contrast between your skin color and tattoo ink, the faster the removal will be. On the other hand, sharper contrasts between the two allow the laser to better target the specific ink.

However, some colors are harder to remove than others. Different wavelengths of laser target different dyes in the skin. This is why to remove a multicolored tattoo successfully, multiple lasers are required. This also means that you’ll need to undergo more than one treatment session to remove all colors. So, bear in mind that even if some shades much tougher to erase, it doesn’t mean there's no other way to have them completely removed.

Red Ink and Sensitivity Reactions

Tattoo colors are an important part of your decision when you say ‘yes’ to being inked. And of course, there are still absolute risks in both the tattoo application and removal process even in the best of circumstances. And among all ink colors, red is the riskiest one because of its pigment’s chemical composition.

Red pigment often causes the most skin reactions, considering because it contains cadmium, mercury, or iron oxide. So when it comes to your skin having any reaction to red ink, it’s usually common. However, for some, it can spark a possibly serious allergic reaction, turning the tattoo experience into a not-so-good memory.

Apparently, this color is more well-known for causing sensitivity reactions. Though you may want to make the pigment more dilute to lower the chances of a skin reaction, you have to keep in mind the risk still being present. And most importantly, always seek medical advice and care the moment you feel something your body does not like.

Choose To Do It Right

Vanish Clinic in Toronto provides quality tattoo removal services using modern laser technology. Our PicoWay laser treatment is one of the most reliable on the market. It’s quick, efficient, and comes with a flat fee pricing that allows you to save more. It’s an offer you won’t find anywhere else.

We want you to have the best possible treatment for your tattoo, so we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. Our laser technician and aesthetic nurse will consult with you to formulate an action plan to remove unwanted tattoos and guide you throughout the process to ensure a hassle-free experience. Get in touch with us today to book a free consultation or if you have any questions.

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