The following FAQs apply to Botched Ink microblading and eyebrow tattoo removal treatments. If you visit a technician using a different saline solution, these answers are unlikely to apply
What is Botched Ink?
It’s a type of tattoo removal solution used for an eyebrow tattoo removal treatment. Our saline solution is used to lift, improve and remove bad or unwanted tattoo ink from microblading, cosmetic tattoos, permanent makeup (eyebrows and lip liner) or scalp micropigmentation
The excellent results our trained and professional technicians have achieved can be seen on our website, listing their location and contact details
You'll immediately be feeling confident rather than scared, sad or blue when you get in touch with a Botched Ink eyebrow tattoo removal specialist
Who makes Botched Ink?
We do! Botched Ink is our own eyebrow tattoo removal solution, manufactured and wholly owned by us. We also wrote the in-depth training course, and exclusively supply to our trained removal specialists. You'll be able to find a local eyebrow tattoo removal technician on our tech map
How does Botched Ink remove eyebrow tattoos?
Botched Ink is an advanced professional only salt and saline tattoo removal solution. Uniquely, we added some other 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 out, more pigment is removed, it doesn't matter if the pigment is deep or superficial, it'll work!
Will I feel anything?
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 we 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
Which is best, hand tool or machine method?
Botched Ink was formulated to soak into the skin really easily using either method to gently make needle holes. We use professional 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. During an eyebrow tattoo removal procedure 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 the eyebrow tattoo removal process 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 sessions and how long the whole eyebrow tattoo removal process takes is an unknown. We need to pace sessions to preserve the area for future tattooing, so depending on how much unwanted tattoo needs removing, this may be 6 months to a couple of years before new work can be added
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 DIY tattoo removal treatments yourself, and no picking! This will delay when we can work on you
My eyebrow tattoos are really saturated, will it still 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 eyebrow tattoo removal aftercare to follow?
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 have my eyebrows changed colour 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 colour 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.
How do I prepare for Eyebrow Tattoo Removal?
We advise that you budget financially and emotionally for 3 eyebrow tattoo removal treatments. That's not saying the tattoo will be gone in 3 sessions, but you and your technician will be able to judge better how easily the cosmetic tattoos removing
Some pigments are more stubborn than others, and the tattoo may be deep in the skin or more superficial. And of course there may have been multiple touch up procedures which will have faded differently over the years
Botched Ink really can help remove old pigment, allowing your technician to give you the pretty new brows you've been wanting!