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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Allen

"Say Goodbye to Blow Out Tattoos with Laser Tattoo Removal"

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

Tattoos are a form of self-expression, a way to commemorate memories, and a symbol of individuality. But what happens when your tattoo turns into a nightmare? Enter blow out tattoos, the bane of many tattoo enthusiasts.

So what are "Blow Out" tattoos anyway?

Blow out tattoos occur when the ink spreads outside the lines, causing the tattoo to look blurry and distorted. If you're struggling with a blow out tattoo, it's time to write a new story and get the ink you deserve.

What Causes Blow Out Tattoos? Blow out tattoos occur when the artist applies too much pressure during the tattooing process, causing the ink to spread outside the lines. Another common cause is when the tattoo artist uses a needle that's too big for the design, leading to the ink spilling into the surrounding tissue. Unfortunately, blow out tattoos can ruin the overall look of the tattoo, leaving you with a blurred and distorted design that you may regret.

How Laser Can Help Get Rid of Them? Laser tattoo removal is the most effective and efficient way to get rid of blow out tattoos. The laser works by breaking down the ink into tiny particles, which are then naturally absorbed and removed by the body. At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, we use state-of-the-art laser technology to remove tattoos, and our experienced technicians are trained to target only the blow out tattoo while leaving the rest of the ink intact.

What Blow Out Tattoos Look Like? Blow out tattoos can vary in appearance, but the most common symptoms are a blurry, distorted design with jagged lines. The ink may also look like it's spreading into the surrounding tissue, giving the tattoo a "halo" effect. If you're struggling with a blow out tattoo, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further spreading and distortion.

Can You Tattoo Over Them Without Laser First? While it's possible to cover up a blow out tattoo with another tattoo, it's not recommended. The underlying ink can still cause the new tattoo to look blurred and distorted, ruining the overall look of the design. If you're considering a cover-up tattoo, it's best to remove the blow out tattoo first with laser tattoo removal and make sure to consult your tattooist to get some expert advice on getting any more ink in that area.

Treating a blowout tattoo with a Q Switched Nd:YAG laser may involve the following steps

Consultation: A consultation with a qualified tattoo removal specialist is necessary to determine the best treatment plan for the blowout tattoo.

Skin preparation: Before the treatment, the skin around the tattoo should be cleaned and sterilised. A topical anaesthetic may be applied to reduce discomfort.

Laser (wavelength) selection: The laser technician will choose the appropriate laser wavelength and treatment settings based on the size, location, and colour of the blowout tattoo.

Laser treatment: The laser is aimed at the tattoo pigment, breaking it into smaller particles that can be absorbed by the body. The process may cause some discomfort, but most patients find it tolerable with the appropriate pain management discussed in the initial consultation.

Aftercare: After the treatment, the skin may be red and swollen. Cold compresses, ointments, and pain relievers can help reduce discomfort and speed up healing. Sun protection is also important to prevent further damage to the treated skin.

Repeat treatments: Multiple laser treatments may be necessary to fully remove the blowout tattoo, depending on its size and the type of ink used. The number of treatments required will be discussed during the consultation. Usually ink bleed can be treated successfully within 1 or 2 sessions.

Possible side effects: Side effects of laser tattoo removal can include scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. These can be minimised by following the aftercare instructions and using sun protection.

It is important to keep in mind that the success of laser treatment for blowout tattoos may vary and it is not guaranteed to completely remove the tattoo.

Unify Skin & Laser Clinic: Experts in Tattoo Removal At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic, we're more than just skin specialists. We're a compassionate and caring team who can help you release the story behind your ink and write a new one. With over 15 years of experience, we have been trained to remove tattoos with precision and care. Every tattoo has a story, and we're here to help you create a new story with laser tattoo removal. Say goodbye to blow out tattoos and hello to the ink you deserve.


At Unify Skin & Laser Clinic we answer all your questions before you start your sessions. Experience does count and we want you to know you’re in safe hands.

Call: 0407 413 180 or

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Author: Deborah Allen

13th February 2023


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