A MAN'S finger was left swollen and blistered after suffering a horrific reaction to a laser tattoo removal treatment.
Andrew Milne wanted his ex-wife's initials removed from his ring finger and opted for a cheap laser therapy option. Anyone can buy a laser machine oeBaybay and offer this service via daily deals sites.
But after his second treatment, the 32-year-old was left with a huge pus-filled blister that caused his finger to swell to half an inch wide.
Andrew, a fashion account manager from Northamptonshire, said: “When I went to bed on Friday night the skin was slightly raised, about a couple of millimetres, which is quite normal after the first couple of laser sessions.
“But then I woke up on Saturday morning and it had really come up.
“It's about an inch long and half an inch high, and it seems to be quite tough.”
“It's not too painful, but it's just very unsightly. It doesn't look great at all. It's lasted two days now, and it's still going strong.
“I have mentioned it to the woman who did the laser session, and she seemed a bit concerned. She told me to just do my best not to pop it.”
Andrew has been careful not to pop the blister, which could leave him at risk of infection if bacteria were to get into an open wound.
“It does leak every now and then,” he said.