A student has been left with horrendous scars after she took to a lazer free method to remove her tattoo.
Pasuda Reaw, 21, decided she wanted to get rid of the rose across her chest in order to look more professional at work.
Which is when she decided to use Rejuvi – a chemical method applied to the skin – in Feburary, but within days it had become itchy and painful.
It is a laser-free alternative which can be applied with a small tattoo gun, and claims to raise ink pigments to the surface of the skin and create a scab that can be peeled off.
But two months later, Pasuda said she has suffered ‘torturous pain’ and been left with an unsightly scar across her chest.
The art student from Udon Thani, northern Thailand, said: ‘At first Rejuvi seemed like a good way to remove the tattoo. I did not want to use lasers.
‘I began the treatment and immediately it was itchy and hurting a lot. The skin has taken a long time to come off. It was like torture and I could not sleep.
‘What is left if worse than before? I do not recommend this treatment because it hurts so bad and takes a long time.
‘Laser is a lot of money but I wish I had done that. At times the pain of the itching and the scar were unbearable.
‘I shared pictures as a warning to others to be so careful about what they do.’
Pasuda said that after returning home from the clinic on February 4 she could not sleep because of a stinging sensation.
She cried all night, and 10 days later the area had started to fill with puss and the skin was peeling.
On March 2 she pulled off the tattoo, leaving wounds on the skin. By May 7, there was still a large pink raised scar.
Pasuda’s tattoo has now been removed but she has a large mass of pink scar tissue on her chest.
Rejuvi Labs was founded in 1988 by Dr. Wade Cheng, a biochemist in the San Francisco Bay area.
They state that a tattoo may be completely removed in just three or four sessions ‘using a high specification digital permanent make-up machine’.
Although Pasuda’s tattoo has now been removed she is left with something even more unsightly than the rose tattoo in the first place.
She hopes the photos make others think twice about how they remove tattoos and I add to get some.