tattoo addiction

The Science Behind Tattoo Addiction- Is it a Reality or Fallacy?

Many people who have tattoos would generally agree that once they had one, it was hard to stop. With the rapid increase in popularity of tattoos over the last two decades, the number of tattoo parlours has grown as well as their repeat visitors. Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 people in Australia have tattoos, but are tattoos addictive?

Humans have been tattooing their skin for thousands of years. Otzi, a 5000 year old European mummy was found to have over 50 tattoo markings over his body. A tattoo can be cultural, a remembrance, a constant reminder of a thought process, a prayer, religious, or simply a work of art. The reasons behind a tattoo can be very personal, spiritual, tribal, decorative or whimsical.

Is it actually tattoo addiction that drives an urge for further body modifications?  Our biochemistry might hold some of the answers.

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immune system

Faster Tattoo Removal with our Top Immune-Boosting Winter Foods

Do you want more effective tattoo removal? Looking at your immune system is one way to really improve the tattoo removal process! Our laser machine that is specifically designed for tattoo removal is highly effective at breaking up the ink particles, however, it is your body that actually removes the ink! Your immune system is the work horse for tattoo removal. Read more

chicken soup

Chicken Soup Good for the Gut, Good for the Soul

Chicken Soup Good for the Gut, Good for the Soul

Cold and flu season beware! Here is an easy recipe to help your immune system repair.

What’s great about this soup?

Simple- antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and contains potent antioxidants. Read more

Australian tattoo expo conventions

The Best Australian Tattoo Events in 2018

There are some great Aussie tattoo events coming up soon. Thousands of like-minded people that share your passion for ink ensures you’ll be immersed in the latest tattoo trends and techniques. An Australian tattoo expo is a great opportunity to explore the vibrant world of body inking, and also to bump into the best tattoo artists. You might find a local tattoo artist that can turn your vision for a great tattoo into reality. With live tattooing, daily tattoo contests, music, and performances on the schedule, making time for Australian tattoo expo in your calendar is something you won’t regret!

Each year there are national tattoo expos in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and smaller shows across Australia. So what’s coming up near you? Check out our list of upcoming Australian tattoo events in 2018.

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tattoo arm

Nano VS Pico Technology for Laser Tattoo Removal

With the rapid increase in tattooing, there has also been a rapid increase in the demand for tattoo removal. Choosing where to go and deciphering all the marketing, including Pico v’s Nano technology, is not only really confusing but also time consuming.

The only real difference between picosecond and nanosecond lasers for tattoo removal is the pulse speed, pure and simple. Both are extraordinarily fast and both shatter the ink and shatter it well. The confusion for people seems to lie in the marketing campaigns by Pico companies. Marketing is a very powerful tool and if we want to speak recently, is very capable of spreading “fake news”. New research from MIT has found that fake news travels far faster and is much more likely to be retweeted. Elections can be won and lost by it.  Wrong decisions can be made due to it.

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skin care

Skin Rejuvenation: Skin Care from the Inside Out

A newcomer in the world to the skincare industry is Dermo-nutrition and without a doubt, it is the greatest means of obtaining quality long-term results in skin rejuvenation. Clients around the globe are starting to learn that good lasting skin comes from the inside out and are looking at better and cleaner ways to improve their beauty routine without harm. Toxic chemicals are rife in the skin care industry, all of which can place a burden not only on your skin but also on your overall health due to their capacity to be absorbed into the bloodstream. There are also online blogs that have many examples of negative consequences of ablative laser procedures, not just for their long down times.

Dermo-Nutrition along with non-ablative laser treatments and other quality skin regimes can help clients receive results that far out way what they would achieve just with beauty skin treatments alone. Skin is the largest organ in the body and its beautiful barrier to the elements is determined by gut health and stress response. In essence, your skin is the reflection of your life and overall health.

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man with tattoo on arm

Our Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal

Have you ever wondered what most people ask us during a consultation for tattoo removal? Generally, there is a lot of confusion about the procedure, all the marketing claims they have heard about as well as queries and concerns regarding their skin quality following the laser treatment.

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tattoo removal gone wrong

Tattoo Removal Gone Wrong: How To Avoid A Tattoo Removal Disaster!

We see alarming cases of tattoo removal gone wrong all too often. Many people come to our clinic with tattoo removal disasters caused by inexperienced laser technicians, the wrong laser equipment, lactic acid injections, tattoo removal creams as well as plenty of scarring from tattoo artists being too heavy-handed.
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matcha protein balls

Matcha Madness Balls – A Kick Start for Better Tattoo Removal

For those of you have followed our blogs, we have banged on many a time about the importance of your immune system for effective tattoo removal. The lymphatic system is what tattoo removal is all about as well, as a great laser to break up those ink particles.

Have you ever resisted a fad for a long time only to find out how wonderful it is later? Protein balls, Raw Cacao, Green Tea, Hemp, Coconut Oil, Activated Nuts?  Well, we’ve decided to combine all of these ingredients into one amazeball!  A ball that helps your immune system, provides important nutrients and is wonderful for skin health, all factors to help the tattoo removal process, as well as being yummy to eat.

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constitutional facial accupuncture

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Coming Soon to Renude

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture or CFA was developed by Chi-Akra Centre founder Mary Elizabeth Wakefield New York, USA and is now practised in five different countries. Read more