A researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada has invented a topical tattoo removal cream that makes tattoo ink fade away painlessly. Getting inked can be a lot of fun, but there's no fun in the realization that that skull-and-chains tattoo on your bicep is actually incredibly lame and diminishes your value as a human being. Whereas laser-based tattoo removal leads to burns, blisters and scarring, this cream has none of those side effects.
During tattooing, ink is injected into the skin, causing cells called 'macrophages' to move into the area and absorb the ink, making the tattoo visible underneath the skin. The tattoo removal cream works by selectively targeting macrophages at the tattoo site.
However, the cream is said to work best on tattoos that are more than two years old. So if you got a tramp stamp in 2014 and are regretting, you may need to cover up for a little while longer.
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