I'm in the process of having one removed. I tried to go the laser route, but after one treatment, I ended up with a draining "burn" on my hand (where the tat is...yeah, I wasn't a real bright 16 year old! LOL!). I expected some drainage, but I had to keep dressings on this thing for almost two weeks, changing the dressings sometimes three times a day. When that quit, I ended up with a big raised scar (almost a keloid) and the tat was now bright, shiny, and 3-D!
And I don't ever scar from anything...I don't even have stretchmarks! With no fading at all...I expected a 30%-50% fade with the first treatment. The treatment kinda stung, but I had waited so long to get rid of it that I didn't care.
The healing, plus the craptacular results have me looking at just having the stupid thing incised out.
I have tried laser treatment for hair removal, umm...yeah, there.
That was painful! I made it to five treatments before I decided that razor burn wasn't so bad afterall And again, after five treatments, every freaking hair has grown back. I hate lasers.
I feel your pain...literally. Depending on where it is, have you looked at having it incised? I'm just gonna get it over with myself. And then get the tat that I really want (well hidden, of course! LOL!)