How many tattoos does Harry Styles have? 1,5,10,20 No one knows for sure the exact number, but what we do know is it takes hours for a makeup artist to cover them all up.
In a new interview with Howard Stern, Styles said he had to covered all his tattos for his upcoming film “My Policeman”. “I’d look at myself with no tattoos and be like, ‘look at this boring *ss body.’”
While covering a tattoo might look like a simple process, removing a tattoo is a complicated process and there are a lot of aspects to consider. And you’re not alone if you have a bunch of questions. So, here’s everything you should know before thinking getting your first or another tattoo.
How can I remove my tattoo.
Considering getting some ink removed? There are several ways to approach tattoo removal:
- laser removal
- surgical excision
The price of a laser tattoo removal is often based on the size, location, and complexity of the tattoo design. But you can definitely expect to pay much more than you paid to get the tattoo done in the first place. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates the average laser removal can cost $463 per session.
It will take months—if not a year or more.
Tattoos don’t just disappear after a once-over with the laser. A complete tattoo removal takes a minimum of 2 1/2 years on average. Laser treatments should be scheduled three months apart from one another so you get the most out of each treatment. This allows your body to break down as much of the tattoo as it can while also giving your body the opportunity to heal completely before your next session.
Not all tattoos will disappear.
It’s important to set realistic expectations when considering tattoo removal. Start by discussing your expectations with a laser treatment expert. Some tattoos fade only partially after a series of laser tattoo removal treatments. Red, yellow, and green inks tend to be the hardest to remove, and some amateur tattoos can even take twice the number of recommended treatments to fade away.
Body placement matters.
Where did you get your tattoo? Fading is generally slower for tattoos located farther down the arm or leg. These tattoos often require more laser treatment sessions and may demonstrate slower healing in-between sessions. Tattoos located on the back are the easiest to treat. As a rule of thumb, tattoos located closer to the heart are easiest to treat because they have good circulation and fast healing rates.
Your skin may change.
Tattooing itself may scar or change skin texture, an effect often hidden by the inks. If laser removal uncovers skin changes, you may be left with what looks like a “ghost” of your old tattoo. This is especially true for people who chose to tattoo over an undesirable tattoo. If you have one tattoo on top of an older one, extra laser treatments will probably be needed, and no results are guaranteed because there is likely to be a large amount of ink (ink from the new cover-up tattoo plus ink from the old tattoo).
Different colors mean different lasers.
No single laser can remove all tattoo colors. Different inks respond to different wavelengths. Black and dark green inks are the easiest to remove. Yellow, purple, turquoise and fluorescent inks are hardest to fade.
Who Did your Tattoo.
Did you get an amateur tattoo? If so, they’re usually easier to remove than professional tattoos. Amateur tattoos typically have less ink deposited at varying depths, and therefore require fewer treatments. Exceptions occur when the ink is deep under the skin or there is scarring present. Professional tattoos, on the other hand, have a more even amount of ink at a consistent depth. Most of the ink is located deeper in the skin than amateur tattoos, with more ink used. Professional tattoos often include colors that are difficult to remove as well.