The following FAQs apply to Botched Ink removal treatments. If you visit a tech using a different product, these answers are unlikely to apply
What is Botched Ink?
It’s a type of tattoo removal solution used to lift, improve and remove bad or unwanted microblading, permanent makeup (eyebrows and lip liner) or scalp micropigmentation
How does Botched Ink work?
Botched Ink is a salt based tattoo removal solution, and salt dries out skin. Uniquely, I added some extra ingredients to help the skin dry our super quick, within an hour in most cases! So when Botched Ink
is implanted into a tattooed area, the skin containing pigment also dries out, removing it during the skins natural healing process. Each time a treatment is carried out, more pigment is removed, it doesn't matter if the pigment is deep or superficial, it'll work!
Will I feel anything during the treatment?
For most of the treatment, you will feel no discomfort. Towards the end you’ll feel a short and mild sting, this is good, and we want you to feel it
as this tells us Botched Ink has soaked in sufficiently and the skin will dry out quickly. With Botched Ink
I have adjusted the pH to a skin friendly 5.5, other types of salt removal feel like an eye watering burn. Until Botched Ink came along, saline tattoo removal was a notoriously uncomfortable treatment
Does it matter if the technician offers hand tool or machine method?
No it doesn’t, Botched Ink was formulated to soak into the skin really easily using either method
to gently make needle holes. We use numbing cream prior to starting, so you barely know this
is happening and it’s likely to feel nicer than a microblading or permanent makeup treatment!
Do I need to shave my brows off?
Thankfully no you don’t. We can easily work alongside your eyebrow hair, and you may even find Botched Ink wakes up dormant hair follicles that were trapped in any scar tissue from microblading or permanent makeup
How long does each treatment take?
Actual hands on treatment time is about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of eyebrows we’re working on. Add to this numbing cream and consultation time
How many treatments will I need?
During your initial consultation we take a thorough history of your tattoo, how many treatments and top ups you’ve had, when was the last treatment etc.
This helps us understand your tattoo and skin better and advise. As a guide, we always recommend a client mentally and financially commits to a course of 3 treatments, then we can assess how easily the pigment is removing and form the next plan
How quickly can I have treatments?
If it’s a fresh tattoo we call this an Emergency Removal! The sooner you decide you want to start removal treatments the better, within 48 hours is ideal, though if the area has started to dry out and heal, we need to wait a few days for the scab to naturally heal off, and then we can start treatments. Please never attempt any removal treatments yourself, and no picking! This will delay when we can work on you
My eyebrows are really saturated, will it work?
Yes definitely. Please accept that the pigment will be compacted and may well have some scarring, but this is OK as the first couple of Botched Ink® treatments will get the skin improving and pigment removing
Will I have thick ugly scabs?
Uniquely for saline tattoo removal, Botched Ink dries out skin so super quickly that it doesn't have time to start its natural wound healing response; this means you don't get a traditional type of scab. A Botched Ink scab is a dried out skin and pigment scab, it even looks brown for many people!
Is there aftercare to follow after treatments?
Yes, it’s really simple and will be covered during your consultation. You just need to put one application of the aftercare we supply, 48 hours after treatment, and that’s it! Botched Ink is unique that we can start aftercare quickly, meaning a more comfortable healing for you!
When can I put makeup on after a treatment?
When the scab has naturally healed off, though still be careful with some modern or high coverage foundations and creams containing actives; the skin will be baby new and still healing, needing gentle care! Put the wrong product on this healing skin and you’re likely to cause irritation, redness, bumpiness and itching, this can become quite a problem
Will I see pigment coming out?
This tends to happen on fresh pigment removals or very superficially implanted pigment. You may see some acid or alkaline removal solutions showing a brown substance on the skin or cotton pad, but this is most likely blood that's been turned brown
Why does pigment change color over the years?
Pigments change and degrade over the months and years, there’s many reasons including body acids, pigment oxidation, sun and environmental changes. It’s kind of like when you color your hair, a permanent change was made, but that still fades and changes over time
I had my eyebrows tattooed 10 years ago using tattoo ink will Botched Ink work on mine?
Yes definitely. It may even be easier to remove as tattoo ink requires less (if any) top ups, so you’ll have less pigment in your skin
Isn’t laser the best removal method?
>Laser is not the first option for cosmetic tattoo pigments, especially eyebrows which are brown - brown is made up of black, white, yellow, red and green, laser has difficulty with 4 of these colours. The underlying brow colour isn’t always visible due to top ups and pigment fading, especially iron oxide which is traditionally used for permanent makeup
If you’re undecided between laser or Botched Ink, always do Botched Ink first as this draws pigment up and closer to the surface, making an easier removal for either method. If the brows are scarred from multiple or heavy handed pigment treatments, laser cannot get to the pigment in scar tissue, Botched Ink can!