Ashley Toth from Darwen was left regretting a huge owl tattoo on her lower arm and is warning other people to think before they ink. Luckily, with help from a North West laser clinic, Ashley is now well on the way to getting rid of her tattoo for good.
23 year old Ashley had always wanted a tattoo of an owl, as it was her favourite animal, but once she saw the finished design, she realised it wasn’t what she expected.
“I’d wanted a tattoo of an owl for many years,” says Ashley. “They were my mum’s favourite animal and they’re mine, so I knew that no matter what, it would always mean something to me.
“I spent months and months searching for the perfect owl and after failing to find one that I liked, I asked a tattoo artist to design one for me.”
The first time Ashley saw the design was the night before her tattoo appointment. “I wasn’t 100% sure of it,” she says, “but I told myself it was just nerves about getting it done.”
Ashley had her tattoo in April last year but, as time went by, she began to feel that it was too big and, even though she liked the design, she wished the tattoo was smaller. In the end, Ashley decided she couldn’t live with it any more.
“After hearing about Laserase Bolton, I decided to take the plunge and get it removed,” explains Ashley.
Laserase Bolton, located in the grounds of the Royal Bolton Hospital, is one of the leading laser clinics in the North West and has been using lasers to remove tattoos for over 21 years.
“I have been having laser tattoo removal treatment regularly for the last seven months and I am already seeing good results,” says Ashley. “The tattoo has started to fade and looks a lot less obvious now.
“The staff at Laserase Bolton were all friendly and knowledgeable and I really felt put at ease by the nurse delivering my treatment. The standards are excellent and I would recommend the clinic to anyone.”
Ashley adds that, although the laser treatment can be quite painful, particularly on the areas of the tattoo where there is the most ink, the use of ice and numbing cream helps to make it less uncomfortable.
Ashley is now warning other people to think carefully before they get a tattoo done.
“Make sure the design is what you want and find out exactly how big the tattoo will be. If you need time to think about it before you go ahead, then don’t be afraid to tell the tattooist. Whatever happens, don’t be pressured into anything.
“It’s great that laser tattoo removal is there if you change your mind, but you do need to do your research to ensure you choose a reputable tattoo removal company. I chose Laserase Bolton because the removals are done by doctors and nurses and they are CQC registered.”
As well as laser tattoo removal, Laserase Bolton offers a range of skin treatments including hair reduction, acne treatment, thread vein and birth mark treatment. For more information call Laserase Bolton on 01204 570900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.laserase-bolton.co.uk.