What if you went to sleep with a tattoo on your arm and when you woke up you found it had moved to your leg?! The following is a strange but true story from one of my PicoSure tattoo removal patients.
Here’s what happened:
A patient, I’ll call Callen Holfield to protect his identity, woke up one day and looked down at his leg to find one of his tattoos had moved from his left forearm to his left leg! Needless to say, Callen was shocked. How could a tattoo move? Answer: it was moved by a gifted surgeon! You see, Callen was in a horrific motorcycle wreck that nearly cost him his life and his left leg. To save it, skilled surgeons in Austin, TX (Yes!) harvested his left forearm muscle, skin and artery and transferred it to his leg. When the surgeon saw the tattoo, he carefully cut around it and preserved it, effectively moving the entire thing to his leg.
Although Callen is now undergoing PicoSure laser tattoo removal for numerous tattoos, I’m not sure the one in this story will ever be taken off. Wow, what an amazing story – right out of the Illustrated Man. To see the surgeon’s work you may click on the icon but be warned: the photo is graphic.
Meanwhile, if you have a tattoo you would like safely, quickly and COMPLETELY removed in as few treatments as possible, I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.