Ankle Tattoo Removal Process: Before & After

IMG_1818Last October, Peri (pictured to the left) started her tattoo removal. We filmed her story and her second treatment (which you can watch here), and we’ve been keeping up with her since.

Peri’s tattoo was a simple dolphin that she got on her ankle about 20 years ago, when she was in her twenties.

She came into Dr. Tattoff a couple months before a trip she had planned to Costa Rica. She was destined to make it her last vacation with the ink she felt she had outgrown. This is a selfie she sent us saying, “my last vacation with my tattoo!”

Peri has been diligent about taking care of her tattoo during the process, applying sunscreen when it is exposed. She doesn’t smoke, and she gets regular exercise, both which help flush the ink through her body.

Ankle circulation isn’t as strong as some other parts of the body, so it will take longer than it might if it were on her chest. It has been 8 months since she’s started treatments, and we expect it to take about 4 more before it’s completely gone. When all is said and done, it will have taken a little over a year to remove.

I remember meeting Peri at Dr. Tattoff on the day she had her first treatment. She was surprised by how long it was going to take. Although she wanted to remove it anyway, she felt like it was going to take an eternity.  The most recent time she came in (pictured below), she couldn’t believe how quickly the time had passed. It seemed like yesterday to both of us.

Here are some photos of her tattoo removal progress, so far.


After One Treatment

ankle tattoo after one removal session

Now (After 4 Treatments)