I have a couple of friends who, over the last 5 years or so, have had laser tattoo removal. They have similar size/color tattoos as the one I want removed so I listened when they made a big deal out of the expense and the pain involved so I was always putting it off. So finally I decide to bite the bullet and on Thursday of last week I call a laser/cosmetic surgery center in DC and they brought me in for a my first treatment Friday afternoon.... Apparently my friends are pussies.... cheap pussies. I walk into an office staffed entirely with beautiful women. The receptionists, the nurses, the doctors... all knockouts! They gave me a 5 minute consultation, then a couple of shots to numb my arm and went at it. Besides the smell of burning skin and hair, I hardly noticed more than a tickle and that was it. This is a good thing because I didn't want to look like a wimp in front of the gorgeous Asian nurse performing the procedure. The whole thing costs $200 per session and I shouldn't need more than 3 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart. It's been 4 days and there has been no bleeding, swelling, blisters, scabs or anything else they warned me about. It doesn't even hurt more than mild sunburn and it's healing fast. I think I might even be able to go back before the expected 4-6 weeks. Has anyone else gone through this? Is my experience the norm or the exception?