Tattoo Regret

If CNN devotes a full feature to this topic, it must be big. Multi treatment laser procedure that will gradually erase tattoo with little or no scarring is a booming business . The process is painful, expensive and time-consuming. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that tattoo regret is common and big in the USA. In a study of a of 18 to 50-year-olds surveyed in 2004, 24 percent reported having a tattoo and 17 percent of those were considering getting their tattoo removed. In 2006, the number of people with tattoo regret seems to have doubled. The removal laser technique goes through the skin without damaging it and hits the pigment depending on which wavelength and which color you have, and it blows it into small pieces. The process is a lot more painful than getting the original tattoo, Yellow, green and purple, are harder to remove. Tattoos the farthest away from the heart are hardest to treat. So, the ankles are the toughest. No surprisingly, the most popular tattoos to be removed are the names of old boyfriends, girlfriends and former spouses.

3 Responses to “Tattoo Regret”

  1. 1 CJ "Warden" Hanlon Sep 24th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Cyril, as any tattoo person will tell a client, don’t get names of anyone on you as life changes as do our loves. Cool story. Cj

  2. 2 a 1 cycles Sep 25th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    names are great any time a relationship is starting to falter i go get the girls name on my body,,,never fails within two weeks its over..and then i get to get a new tatoo to cover up the name.and then a new girl, its a cosmic rule. name of girl on body equates to end of relationship…nothing is permanent in this world other than our love of motorcycles.

  3. 3 letisha Jan 28th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    hm. well i’m married, and my husband and i are thinking of getting a key and lock tattoo’s . I’d get the key and he’d get the lock. Divorce isn’t an option 🙂 unlike the rest of the population, treat’s divorce as a break up. Marrying someone is a lot more serious than a mere relationship. So..that’s why i doubt i’d regret it 🙂

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