Ouch! 21-year-old Pasuda Reaw was left with horrific scars on her chest after going through a non-laser tattoo removal treatment called Rejuvi.

For the uninitiated, Rejuvi uses a small tattoo gun to raise ink pigments to the surface of the skin and create a scab that can be peeled off. According to The Sun, this method is widely used in the UK.

Source: Asia One

The Thai arts student, who got the chest tattoo last year, said that she wanted it removed to “look more professional at work”. She did the tattoo removal treatment at a clinic in Thailand on 4th February and several days later, her chest was filled with pus and her skin started to come off.

“At first Rejuvi seemed like a good way to remove the tattoo. I did not want to use lasers. I began the treatment and immediately it was itchy and hurting a lot. The skin has taken a long time to come off. It was like torture and I could not sleep,” she shared.

Source: The Sun

Reaw also added that she does not recommend this method. “Laser is a lot of money but I wish I had done that. At times the pain of the itching and the scar were unbearable. I shared the pictures as a warning to others to be so careful about what they do,” she explained.

After her story went viral, Rejuvi’s manufacturer, Rejuvi Labs in California, is reportedly investigating Reaw’s case with its distributor in Thailand.

Sources: AsiaOne, The Sun.