There are many reasons why you may regret getting a tattoo. Maybe you got it when you were eighteen and it doesn’t hold the same meaning that it used to. Maybe it’s in a prominent spot and is preventing you from getting a job or advancing your career. Perhaps the artist wasn’t as accomplished as you thought, so the tattoo is faded, spreading, or of poor quality. Whatever your reason is to get it removed, there is hope. Laser tattoo removal has increased in popularity over the years, and it’s no surprise.
You see, tattoos have become a normal part of our culture, and while they can be beautiful and worthwhile, opinions on art change over time. Perhaps something that meant a lot to you years ago doesn’t necessarily speak to you anymore. About forty percent of adults between 26 and 40 years old have a tattoo, so laser tattoo removal has also increased in popularity. The days of tattoos symbolizing ‘tough guy’, ‘sailor’, or ‘bike gang’ are long gone; you’re likely to see many tattoos everywhere, on canvases ranging from grandmas to teachers to waiters to anyone in between. Although tattoos can be a lifelong love, that’s not always the case. And with tattoos becoming much more popular, of course tattoo removal (and regret) will increase as well.
At Perfect Skin Center, we are proud to treat a wide variety of patients from many different backgrounds, and this comes as a great reassurance to those feeling worried about being judged for their tattoo or their reasons for seeking laser tattoo removal. You won’t feel like an outcast when getting your tattoo removed at our office; more likely, you will realize that tattoo removal is far more common than you may have realized.
Laser tattoo removal also gives individuals who grew up with a rough background a second chance. For example, the Washington Post tells the story of a man who got swept up in gang violence at a young age. For that reason, he had certain tattoos that gave him very slim chances of finding a job. Tattoo removal has given him a new lease on life and the chance for a future.
If you’re dealing with a tattoo that you no longer enjoy, it may be time to consider laser tattoo removal with our experts at Perfect Skin Center. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Tempe or Scottsdale!