Fade Fast Dallas – New Location – New Days – New Hours

Location – As of August 2015, Fade Fast Dallas has moved to a new, larger facility in Dallas, 2928 Main St, Suite 100, Dallas Texas 75226 (in the heart of Deep Ellum).

Mondays – Starting Monday September 14th, 2015, Fade Fast Dallas will be extending our schedule to be open Monday-Saturday.

Hours – Now open at 11am weekdays for clients wanting to make lunchtime appointments (Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-6pm)


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ConsultPrivate Consultation Rooms

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For information on our Arkansas location please visit the following link – http://fadefast.com/arkansas/

Photos by Allan Hayslip and Naked Lens Photography

Best of the Best 2015


As many of you may be aware, our Northwest Arkansas location of Fade Fast Laser Tattoo Removal has recently celebrated its first year of being in business. Well, the time has come to cast your nominations for Northwest Arkansas’ Best of the Best 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Nominating Fade Fast is simple, and only takes a minute. You do not have to be located in Northwest Arkansas to vote, and you do not have to fill in any of the other categories if you choose to skip them. The ballot can be found HERE. Simply enter Fade Fast Laser Tattoo Removal under the category of Health and Beauty – Skin Care. It will prompt you for your email address, but you can opt out of receiving mail from their website.

At Fade Fast, we like knowing that we are providing the best possible care and results, and this is one way that our clients and supporters can help let others know about the positive experience they have had with us.

Thank you so much for your support.

The Great Neck Tattoo Debate

Last week a blogger over at the site Jezebel.com, Jane Marie, was turned down for a tattoo. In short the artist, Dan Bythewood of New York Adorned, refused to tattoo her neck. Both her initial blog and his response on inkedmag.com have really gotten people all riled up.  How do we feel about?  Well, let’s just say the two most common tattoos we remove are Names and Wedding Rings.  The two most common places?  Fingers and Necks.

Choose Wisely or Choose Fade Fast

Please read the two articles linked below to decide where you stand on this topic.

Jane Marie’s Initial Post – http://millihelen.jezebel.com/dont-tell-me-i-cant-get-a-fucking-neck-tattoo-1707496653

Dan Bythewood’s Response – http://www.inquisitr.com/2169063/neck-tattoo-refused-to-whiny-blogger-who-cries-discrimination-artist-responds/

Picosure Comparison

We have had a few clients ask about the Picosure laser and how it compares to our laser, the NaturaLase QS 2J.  So here is a photo comparison on similar tattoos and a little information about our equipment:


All lasers have their strengths and weaknesses.  Here is the honest information about our equipment.

NaturaLase QS 2J Strengths:

  • Energy – 2 Joules of Energy – Double Energy of Many Lasers
  • Spot Size – 10 to 15mm (over 1/2 inch) – Deep Energy Penetration
    • Speed – Energy + Spot Size = Faster Treatments
  • Wavelength – Nd:YAG – High absorption into black and red inks, Low absorption into melanin (skin tone)
  • Multi-Wavelength – 585nm and 650nm – High absorption in Blue and Green Inks

NaturaLase QS 2J Weakness:

  • Consumables – Unlike Ruby and Alexandrite lasers (Picosure for example) an Nd:YAG uses dye pack hand pieces to treat blue and green inks.  This equipment has a limited life span and must be replaced.  What does this mean for our clients?  Although our prices are competitive, sometimes very large blue and green tattoos can be expensive for us to treat.

NaturaLase QS 2J / Picosure Comparison: The lasers are very different and making a true side by side comparison is difficult.

  • PulseWidth – The Picorsure’s main selling point is the pulsewidth, 550-750ps or .55-.75ns (ps=picosecond and ns=nanosecond)  The NaturaLase QS 2J in comparison operates at 8,000-10,000ps or 8-10ns.  Is shorter pulsewidth better?  The simple answer is yes.  How much better?  That is a very good question and the answer has been widely debated in many different forums.
  • Wavelength – The Picosure is an Alexandrite laser (755nm) where the NaturaLase QS 2J is an Nd:YAG (1064nm).  Both wavelengths break up black ink, however the Nd:YAG has a lower absorption into melanin (skin tone) making it safer for use on darker skin tones.  Both lasers produce wavelengths for breaking up blues and greens; and now the Picosure is offering a 532 wavelength so both lasers can treat red.
  • Spot Size – The Picosure has a maximum spot size of 10mm, where the NaturaLase QS 2J goes up to 15mm.  Because of this the NaturaLase QS 2J can cover 1.5 times as much area per shot, meaning  that the NaturaLase QS 2J has both deeper energy penetration and faster treatment times.
  • Energy – Because the wavelengths are different, the energy is difficult to compare.  The Picosure produces 200mJ (0.2J) where the NaturaLase QS 2J produces 10 times the power 2000mJ (2J). How does this effect overall results?  Please refer to the photos above.

Why Fade Fast; and more importantly why choose the NaturaLase QS 2J? The answers are simple: Experience and Results

Bottom line, researching tattoo removal can difficult, confusing, and sometimes even misleading.  Here at Fade Fast we believe that our clients deserve a straight answer and that honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of a reputable business.  Although we’ve done our best to give you a fair comparison, please feel free to do your research and read more reviews.  Do you have more questions?  Feel free to contact us online or setup an appointment and come in for free consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate you taking the time to read this post.

Father, 20, defends decision to get a portrait of his toddler son tattooed on his Face

A young father has paid tribute to the toddler son he almost lost by getting a massive tattoo of the boy’s portrait on the left side of his face.
Christien Sechrist, a 20-year-old from Houston, Texas, had a black and white image of his young son Perseus etched onto the left side of his head in July. But a snapshot of the tattoo is quickly helping the young father to gain national attention after it was shared on Imgur earlier this week.

Click photo above to read the full article

Does the Apple Watch Work on Tattooed People?

Is this an isolated incident or does the Apple Watch not work on people with tattoos covering their wrists?

“Reddit user Guine55fan purchased the 42mm SS watch and found himself unable to get any notifications when he placed it on his wrist. In fact, the watch locked up and asked for his password once it would go dark. Guine55fan has a tattooed sleeve that covers his left arm, including the spot on his wrist where the watch rests. Curious to find out why the watch wasn’t working Gunie55fan slid the watch down to an untattooed part of his hand and lo and behold the watch worked beautifully.”

Click on photo above for link to full article.

It’s official: Army issues new tattoo rules

It’s official: Soldiers can now get their arms, legs and most of their bodies covered in tattoos.  Face, neck and hand tattoos, however, remain against regulation, with the exception of one ring tattoo per hand. Racist, derogatory and sexist tattoos are also outlawed.

Click on photo above to read the full story

Freaks and Fetish – Saturday April 18th

Fade Fast will sponsoring the 7th Annual Freaks and Fetish, Saturday April 18th at the Lizard Lounge aka The Church in Dallas.

After the success of TequilaCon last month, we’ve decided to once again sponsor free shots.  However, we’ve only got 75 shot glasses left.  So between 8pm and 9pm the first 75 people to walk through the door will get a free shot AND once again you get to keep the glass.  After 9pm?  Well if we’ve still got any glasses left come find Allen Falkner and ask him for a free shot.  BTW did we mention it’s his birthday?  Feel free to wish the old man a happy birthday when you get your glass.


Allen Falkner and Fade Fast tattoo removal present – The 7th Annual Freaks and Fetish

Featuring performances from:
The Lizardman – http://www.thelizardman.com/
Acro Britt – http://acrobritt.com/
Sabra Johnsin – http://www.sabrajohnsinburlesque.com/
With Special Guest Emma D’Lemma

Admission $10 advance / $15 day of event
Early Doors at 8:00
***SHOW STARTS AT 10:00***
So get there early
18 + welcome

advance tickets – http://freaksandfetish.eventbrite.com/