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All you wanted to know about TATTOO removal

Visual imaginary translated into inking two layers of the skin, is indeed permanent.
Hence interpretation cannot be impetuous.

It’s not all fair if you choose to repair(pent), cosmetology is your only antidote

Dr. Vikram of Nova Cosmetic Surgery Centre will take us through the course of tattoo confiscation.

Glossary to Inking

1. Ink: Usage of metallic ink to organic makes the removal a tougher process. Organic ink could also fade off with time and is easier to drop.

2. Professional vs Amateur: Professionals are trained to handle the depth of the needle. An Amateurs inking would pose to be a problem during the removal process, since the depth the needle could have pierced deeper.

3. Colours: Single or monochromes hues are easy to erase.

4. Skin type: Lighter skin tones behave better to laser; removal is easier to darker skin tones

5. Tattoo Studios: An amateur artist or studio could attract air borne diseases.

Pain to re-Gain

1. Surgical
2. Grafting
3. Melanocyte transfer
4. LASER (Q switched ND-YAG LASER and PICO sure)
5. Fractional Co2 resurfacing LASER

The Process to Correction

a. Surgical removal: show almost instant results. This method is done by carving layers of skin to the fat tissue. This is done in the chest region. The procedure would leave a linear cut scar. This procedure is usually not advised. The costs vary between eight thousand to ten thousand rupees.

*the cost would vary again on the hospital, city you live at, the year and economic fluctuation.

b. Grafting: Skin is harvested from another part of the body, usually the inner area of the thigh or areas where the donor area scar is inconspicuous and grafted to the area of the tattoo (after removing the tattoo). This method would usually leave a dark patch in the area of the grafting. The costs would vary between fifteen to twenty thousand rupees.

*the cost would vary again on the hospital, city you live at, the year and economic fluctuation.

c. Melanocyte transfer: Is an alternative to grafting. The superficial skin in the area of inking is abraded and small skin graft is taken from behind the ear, through melanocytes. The cells giving colour to the skin is extracted from the skin and sprayed to the abraded area. The results are finer to grafting. This method would cost rupees twenty thousand a convening.

*the cost would vary again on the hospital, city you live at, the year and economic fluctuation

d. LASER: Is the most used method, requires a least of six conveying’s spreading over six months, yet depending on the scale, depth and colour used the tenure of treatment could range to twenty-four months. The Q Switched ND- YAG Laser widely is used. The PICO sureis the most advanced LASER now. PICO sure is more expensive than the Q Switched ND-YAG. The Q switched ND-YAG costs usually vary from two thousand to five thousand rupees a sitting.

*the cost would vary again on the hospital, city you live at, the year and economic fluctuation.

e. Fractional resurfacing Co2 LASER: Usually the last process. This method is to remove a ghost image (an outline of the inking that still is faintly visible), Even if it’s the final process the doctor could decide to do a resurfacing in-between depending on his scheme of deletion.

Know your Machines

Results are varied subject to the machinery used for the process.
Compromising on the cost of the apparatuses could mean poor quality output.

Apparatuses manufactured in the United States of America and France work cream, equated to the machines manufactured in China and Korea.

PICO sure is a fresh intervention to the cosmetology clinics in India. Owing to the muscle of the expenditure the machine is obtained at. Clinics tend to stick with Q-switched. The result of the PICO sure machine would be improved nevertheless would reflect on how burrowed your pocket can get.

Doctor Vs Posing Doctors

A doctor’s expertise plays an important role in the removal. The LASER settings and dosage is a major factor. An unsupervised machine or inexperienced person could burn the skin beyond revival.

Food of Thought

Dr. Vikram articulates, cosmetology is not only for the affluent, needless over-charging at several clinics make believe it is an affluent affair.

“The plans of the diligent one make for advantage, but everyone that is hasty heads for want. –(Proverbs)

TATTOOS: The Perception

Egyptian mummies to iced icemen have been excavated with ink needled into their body, the art goes a long time. Tattoos denoted ranks and demanded respect

The piece of art could reinforce perception into negative stereotyping. Well, not all criminals have tattoos for identification. We don’t say tattooed people should receive preferential treatment or benefits. However, employers who provide flexibility and freedom to allow inked staff, provides higher hiring options, higher retention rates, and better public relations. The outcome would unfold into higher profits and margins.

Recent polls still show that being inked is one of the strongest factors effecting recruitment. People with tattoos reconsider jobs, if the corporate policies are too rigid. Recruitment takes a brunt finding qualified, experienced, skilled and employable talent if their policies are too rigid.

If corporate policies indicate covering up the ink that could symbolize a family member, memory or values that hold intrinsic meaning, it would hurt the strength of the company. If companies value the individuality and character of their employees, the employees in return value the character and culture of the company.

Let’s get real, people do not change their shopping habits even if the staff are inked.

Then why get INKED:

1. Self expression
2. Style statement
3. Spiritual believes
4. Cover up of surgical scar tissue, birth marks and pigmentation
5. Representing a name or memory

Protocols of a Professional Tattoo Artist:
1. The client should not be under the influence of intoxication
2. Unless an adult family member subscribes to the inking, the artist would not work with an individual under the age of 18. Also the tattoo would shift positions of the tattoo and also resize due to the changing body.
3. The clients are advised on the inks, length and colour to be used on them.
4. A check on allergies is done, usually a test pack is induced into the inner side of the arm and checked for reactions.
5. Names of other individuals are usually advised below the neck area and fore arms. Then it is user discretion.

So the long and short of it, tattoos are highly individualistic and the write up should help you decide your untrodden/trodden road into inking yourself.

This Movember, go the distance-Times of India 4 November 2016

This Movember, go the distance with these whacky moustache styles
Mohammed Waseem| TNN | Nov 4, 2016, 12.00 AM IST


It’s November, and that can mean only one thing for men who love facial hair, or love supporting worthy causes, or both — Movember. The annual event, named so by blending the words ‘moustache’ and ‘November’, involves growing moustaches during this month to raise awareness of various cancers and depression in men. The movement had very humble beginnings. Renju Joseph, a Bengaluru-based image designer and lifestyle consultant, says, “The movement started in Australia in 1999 with a group of about 30 people who sported moustaches throughout November to be attached to the cause. Word caught on and eventually, events were organized to raise funds for the cause.”
Since it’s followed all around the world, we give a list of 10 unique but easy-to-maintain moustache styles for men this Movember…A La Souvarov
Named after the Russian General Alexander Suvorov, it is a combination of moustache and sideburns that grow down and then curve up like a candy cane to connect with the moustache. The moustache has two wide wings with a curve into the burns.

The style consists of three sections — moustache, chin beard as well as a soul patch under your lower lips, without the moustache and beard touching each other. It’s a classy style that’s very easy to maintain as well.

The Chaplin, or also known as the toothbrush, is a style that has shaved edges, except for three to five centimeters above the centre of the lip, with the sides of the moustache vertical instead of tapered. Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin famously sported it.

Friendly Mutton Chops
A style made famous by American soldier and politician Ambrose Burnside, this style has thick sideburns that extend to the edge of the mouth and connect to a hearty moustache. Pro tip: The bottom line of the sideburns should define the jaw line.

Fu Manchu
The Fu Manchu, named after the fictional character created by Irish author Sax Rohmer who sports a similar style, is grown exclusively from the corners of the upper lip, and hangs down past the clean-shaven mouth and chin area.

One of the most recognizable styles, the Handlebar is a particularly lengthy moustache, which upwardly curve on either side of the face. This style is named so for its resemblance to the handlebars of a bicycle.

This is a full moustache with vertical extensions grown on the corners of the lips and down the sides of the mouth to the jawline, resembling an upside-down U or a horseshoe. The width of the whiskers vary depending on each person’s preference



This is a neatly-clipped, thin moustache that sported a little above the lip, as if it had been drawn using a pencil. A large gap is left between the nose and the moustache.


The Zappa

Named after Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frank Zappa, The Zappa is a full, bushy moustache with edges that droop slightly past the corners of the mouth (but not as much as the Horseshoe) and includes a stout soul patch.

Mohammed Waseem| TNN | Nov 4, 2016, 12.00 AM IST