Into the Light- Lumière Professional Laser Clinic

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Lumière Professional Laser Clinic are launching a new treatment so I thought I’d give you an insight into Lumière and what they do as well as some info on the new treatment.

Laser tattoo removal arrived as a new service at Taattoo in 2012. Interest grew for the new service and at the beginning of 2016, we decided to give the service its own identity in the form of Lumière Professional Laser Clinic. Along with the new name, came a new fully qualified laser technician called Ema (pictured below).

emaA Q-Switched Nd-Yag Laser is used for all treatments Lumière has to offer. For tattoo removal,  this machine emits a laser or pulse of light that is absorbed into certain colours of ink. The body can then break down the ink particles and absorb them.

Now for the new treatment…Lumière are launching…

Carbon Laser Facials

Sometimes called Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation, this innovative treatment is listed as one of the top 10 beauty treatments in LA. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston are said to be die-hard fans. It is also referred to as the ‘Black Doll’ facial due to the colour of the carbon face mask and porcelain skin results.

It is a non-invasive, pain free treatment great for:12

  • Treating minor skin imperfections
  • Rejuvenating the skin
  • Reducing fine lines & wrinkles
  • Removing dead skin cells
  • Reducing acne, acne scars and post acne discolouration
  • Stimulating collagen growth
  • Improving skin tone and texture
  • Clearing pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads


Results can be seen after your first treatment but to see the maximum effects, we recommend a course of 6 treatments over a 12 week period.

All treatments, including laser tattoo removal are carried out in a private treatment room.


What happens during the treatment?

We first wipe the face with a non-fragranced, alcohol free cleansing wipe to clear away any makeup, oil and dirt that may be on the face. A thin layer of carbon is applied to the entire face and left to dry for a period of 10-15 minutes.
Once dry, we use the Nd-Yag Laser to remove the carbon. The laser causes an implosion of the carbon particles as they absorb the light. It focuses on the upper layers of the epidermis, exfoliating the skin and removing any debris from the pores.
The treatment minimises pore size and the heat transmitted from the laser stimulates collagen renewal. Only a minor sensation, similar to pins and needles is felt throughout the treatment.
Once the paste has been removed by the laser, we cleanse the skin using another cleansing wipe to ensure any left over carbon is removed. We then apply a moisturising lotion containing SPF to protect your newly refreshed face.
If any initial flushing or mild redness occurs after this treatment, it should fade within a couple of hours. The full effects of the treatment should be visible the following day.


As it is a non-invasive treatment, you can return to your normal daily activities and beauty regime straight after your treatment. We do, however, recommend that you refrain from re-applying any makeup for at least 2 hours after your facial and continue or start a daily cleanse, tone, moisturise routine.

Introductory offer*

£35 per treatment

£200 for a course of 6 treatments

*offer runs until the end of 2016

Sams Life Questions Part 1…

SamSo, I have a lot of questions on life and no one at Taattoo has the answers.


Like, if you somehow had a room full of microwaves, all with metal inside, and could set them all off at the same time, would it blow? Blow the room? The house? The street?



I mean, how much damage can a fork or a spoon do? Does it even make a nuke considering you nuke your food in one?

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I also visited London this year and while I was stood outside ar Liz’s house, looking at the beaver headed guys I got to thinking…

download (2)What if the Queen went AWOL and thought ‘fuck it’ and started shooting or blowing up soldiers and people marching at her parades. Would she be shot? Or just left to it? Would she suffer any consequences? Or just be told to go to her room a while and think about what shes done, only allowed out when she is ready to say sorry. 

Also, say the zombie apocalypse happens, and Liz gets bit, would someone shoot her? Or is she  no harm? I mean, if she has false teeth, can a zombie even infect a person with teeth the same material as a barbie doll?

If anyone has the answers I seek, please let me know, stay tuned for another instalment of Sam’s Life questions…

Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation.. What you need to know..

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A guest post from Lumière Professional Laser Clinic

What is a Carbon Facial?

Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a non invasive and pain-free laser treatment that is brilliant for treating minor skin imperfections and blemishes.

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What does it treat?

The facial is great for treating any fine lines and wrinkles you may have and also tightens and clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads. The treatment is good for reducing acne, acne scarring and reducing any post acne discolouration. It also improves the skins texture as well as stimulating collagen growth.

Why is it also called the Black Doll Facial?

The treatment gets this nickname from the effect that it leaves on the face, it is said to give you a porcelain dolls complexion. It is one of the most advanced treatments for minor skin imperfections and promotes a smooth and glowing complexion.

How many treatments will I need?

A visible difference should be noticed with one individual treatment; however, to achieve the maximum results from the treatment you should have a course of 6 treatments. A 7-10 day break in between each treatment is advised for the best results. After this you should be able to see your full effects for up to a year. As carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation gives an instant improvement to skin tone and texture, some people like to have a single session to have porcelain skin before an event such as a wedding.

Picture sourced from Google Images

Does it hurt?

No, the treatment doesn’t hurt as it is non invasive and gentle, most people describe the sensation as a light tingling feeling, or like a sort of pins and needles.

Do I need to use any special creams after the treatment?

We will put you a moisturiser on that contains SPF 30 to protect your skin, and then you should just continue (or start) with your daily skin routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Can I put makeup on straight away?

We would advise you not to. As the treatment opens your pores the makeup can seep into the pores and clog them, meaning that the treatment you have had will be a little pointless. We recommend leaving a 6 hour gap between the facial and you re-applying a full face of makeup.

Source: Google Images

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment takes approximately 45 mins from start to finish including allowing drying time for the carbon paste. You should also allow an extra 15 minutes for your consultation and to fill out your forms for the treatment. 

This article was written by Lumière Professional Laser Clinic, they offer high quality laser tattoo removal treatments at affordable prices. 

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Top 20 FSQ (f*cking stupid questions) asked by the general public to a body piercer.

Top 20 FSQ (f*cking stupid questions) asked by the general public to a body piercer.

1.”Do I need to book an appointment?”

NOPE so stop asking please.

2.”Do you use a gun?”

Hell to the no, unless you want a cauliflower ear..see below


3.”I’m allergic to surgical steel/titanium can you pierce it with gold?”

And what genius has told you you’re allergic to titanium?

4.”I’ve heard this piercing will paralyse my face?”

This is absurd. No, that’s not true. And a navel piercing can’t poke your intestines, and a tongue piercing won’t give you brain cancer. Where do people come up with these things?!

5.”If I get my tongue pierced apparently I’ll bleed to death”

Unless your piercer is a complete and utter doofus and somehow stabs you in the jugular I’m pretty damn sure that won’t happen.

6.”My doctor says…”

Is this doctor a trained body piercer and pierced to the eyeballs? No? THEN TAKE OUR ADVICE. We research endlessly for a reason -insert crying face here-

7.”Does it hurt?”

I’m gonna take a stab in the dark and say yes a needle passing through your body will pinch a tad.

8.”I’ve heard you could pierce the artery in my ear?!”

Unsure if you ever taken an biology/anatomy class but ya know its super difficult to pierce deep enough to hit the artery which runs pretty much against your skull, unless you get stabbed in the head for asking stupid questions..

9.”Can I change my fresh piercing to different jewellery next week please?”

Unless you’re asking for the jewellery to embed (when the jewellery sits inside of your piercing because of swelling or incorrect size) I highly wouldn’t recommend you changing the jewellery yourself.

 10.”I’ve been cleaning it with TCP/alcohol/peroxide and don’t understand why its angry”


We give you an aftercare sheet and explain in detail how to care for your new piercing, if you don’t follow it, please don’t return and ask stupid questions. TCP or anything with a strong alcohol or chemical base is way too harsh and will do more hurt than good.

11.”I pierced it myself and don’t understand why its gone green”


Why? Just why?!
Ugh…my heart… it just makes me think you’re an irresponsible twit who doesn’t give two sh*ts about their own well being. Go to a reputable piercer or just don’t bother.

12.”Do I need to keep twisting it?”

No, if you do you’ll just end up making your new piercing angry and drag all of that nasty dried gunk into your fresh piercing. Please don’t listen to your grandmother’s piercing advice and listen to the professionals.

13.“Well the OTHER shop said…”

We don’t give a flying  f*ck what the other shop said. WE PIERCED YOU, LISTEN TO US.

14.”Can you pierce it for £5?”

Where do you think our equipment comes from, the piercings are a set price so we can live and buy clamps/needles/jewellery so you can have good quality piercings!

15.”I want my nose pierced but school wont let me, can you write me a note?”

Do I look like a doctor? You don’t need a piercing to live, just be bloody patient and wait until no one can tell you what you can and can’t have done, its not difficult.

16.”which ear is the gay ear?”


I don’t think you quite understand how piercings work..

17.”why has the ball fallen off?”

I’m afraid to inform you that it’s in fact your responsibility to tighten the balls on your jewellery, i cannot personally follow you around and make sure all of the jewellery is on nice and tight.

18.”I can get this done cheaper somewhere else”

Please do, but don’t come back crying to us when its infected, or the newly pierced area has gone green and is falling off..

19.”So when are you becoming a tattooist?”


People automatically assume you tattoo as well and no matter how many times you say you only pierce, they fail to understand. I enjoy being a piercer, end of.

20. “I want to buy a piercing” (this is normally when a client enters the shop and wants to purchase jewellery)


The PIERCING is the actual hole in your body, and also the act of putting said hole in you with needles and love. The thing you put into that hole is called JEWELLERY. Please get it right and don’t make your piercers head hurt, thanks.

Cartilage piercings and everything you need to know before getting one.

Cartilage piercings and everything you need to know before getting one.

So you’ve been thinking of getting yourself a shiny new cartilage ear piercing and unsure what to go with or where to start? Below is a list of the many cartilage piercings available to you and your ear lugs.

Types of cartilage piercings for ears:

  • Helix
  • Tragus
  • Daith
  • Conch
  • Scaffold/Industrial
  • Snug
  • Rook
  • Forward Helix
  • Anti-Tragus

Getting your first cartilage piercing can be nerve wracking and can cause your palms to sweat. Many wonder about the pain, lets just say it’s an entirely different feeling to just getting your lobes pierced but don’t let that put you off! The amount of people that return weeks later for another piercing is mad, once people get the piercing bug (much like tattoo addiction) it can be difficult to shake.

The cartilage part of the ear can often be a bit hard as it mostly consists of connective tissue. It is important to ensure that the piercing is done by an experienced and reputable piercer to avoid complications in future. Generally, piercing guns are used for piercing lobes and only lobes, but that certainly depends on the piercer. If the piercer pulls out a piercing gun of any form to pierce your cartilage, run for the hills! This can shatter your cartilage and cause some serious damage!

Normally the area is clamped and pinched or supported by a receiving tube so that the needle can pass through easily. As the needle passes through, you’ll more than likely experience a slight uncomfortable pinch, the best thing to keep in mind is that the pain is never as bad as you think and always remember to keep breathing.

The correct jewellery size will be inserted for any swelling that you may experience in the chosen piercing area. After a healing period you will need to downsize the jewellery to avoid any later complications such as migration or excessive discomfort.

About us

Established in 2009, we are due to celebrate our 7th birthday on Wombwell High street at the end of July. Since opening our doors, we have built up a great reputation and have become one of the most highly recommended tattoo shops in the Barnsley area.

Over our seven years of business, we have branched into new areas so that we could offer our clients a wider range of services. We now offer tattoo, body piercing and laser tattoo removal services with fully qualified and experienced staff as well as spiritual goods. Customer service is important to us and we pride ourselves in giving you the best possible experience when using our services.

So.. Who’s in charge?


Theresa is a fully qualified Graphic Designer with an avid interest in tattoo’s, body mods and body piercing. Her strengths are the ability to create artwork to cover up unwanted tattoos  by thinking out side of the box. She is also a fully qualified laser removal technician and trains all her staff in the art of tattooing and body piercing.


We specialise in cover-ups and we will try our best to transform a terrible tattoo into a marvellous masterpiece you don’t have to hide. We turn no client away, we’re happy to cater to your tastes, no matter what you want and offer bespoke design service to all of our clients.


Andy is fully experienced, a good all-rounder and has many abilities when it comes to tattoos, his speciality is flowers, which Andy admits he loves doing and would happily do them all day long


Sam is a trainee tattooist and is doing extremely well working her way through her apprenticeship. The clients love her style of geek and dotwork.


Pablo (Jack) is also a trainee tattooist and has recently joined us after coming back to the UK from Spain. He’s enthusiastic and quick to learn, watch out for him tattooing very soon.

Body Piercing

We introduced body piercing in 2013 at the request of many of our clients. We are fully licensed, all our jewellery and equipment is sterile and we use disposable needles. All piercings are carried out in a clean, private piercing room by fully trained body piercers. Our body piercers are happy to assist with all your piercing needs, if you’re looking for advice or have a question about a specific piercing, they will do what they can to help.


Sophie is our chief body piercer and has a fantastic interest in all aspects of body modification, she joined us quite some time ago as a trainee body piercer. After learning the ethics of piercing thoroughly, Sophie has become a favourite with the clients.

 Laser Removal

At the start of 2016, we re-branded our laser tattoo removal company, and we now go under the name of Lumière Professional Laser Clinic. We strive to offer first class treatments at affordable prices with the help of our new, fully qualified laser technician.


Ema joined us in 2015 and has enjoyed learning all aspect of the business, especially everything laser related.