EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TATTOO REMOVAL… AND SHOULD ASK… BEFORE YOU GET A TATTOO!
WHY DO PEOPLE GET TATTOOS REMOVED?
- Most frequently we hear, “It just isn’t what I expected it would be. It just isn’t me.” People often think a tattoo will suit them and after getting it find that it feels out of place.
- The artwork ends up being a mess such as homemade tattoos, prison tattoos or tattoos done by less skilled artists.
- Sometimes the vision of the artist may differ from the vision of the person getting the tattoo. Miscommunication with the artist can result in tattoos that are bigger or darker than the person intended.
- Having your Ex’s name tattoo on your body is a tattoo that usually has to come off when a new relationship begins.
- An upcoming wedding will often trigger the desire to get a tattoo off before the big day. Tattoos can definitely clash with the beauty of a wedding gown.
- Employment opportunities may be diminished with a tattoo that is visible. Some employers frown on tattoos and will hire another suitable candidate over a person who is tattooed. Some companies have a strict “no tattoo” policy.
- When artwork has become dated, such as the tribal armbands that were so popular a decade ago, people often want them off.
- Another example of a tattoo trend that warrants removal is the lower back tattoos that were so popular with women before they were coined “Tramp Stamps.” Mothers of young children often want them off before their kids become acquainted with the meaning of the term.
- Men also frequently want to get their tattoos removed once they become fathers.
- Sooner or later almost everybody will want a facial tattoo taken off.
- Tattoos applied in youth often change shape or look ridiculously small when an adult body has grown, for example, a small Tasmanian devil on the arm of a burly man looks out of place.
- As the body ages and changes shape so does the tattoo. The cheetah on your chest can look more like a giraffe. The Rose can become a long-stemmed rose.
- Tattoos that were done to commemorate the loss of a loved one may become a painful reminder of a sad time in life years later when healing and closure would be welcome.
- Distasteful tattoos that may seem cool during a rebellious period of youth can become an inappropriate embarrassment once a personality matures.
- Clearing the canvas for better artwork is a common reason to have tattoo faded. It opens the door for greater freedom in planning new art.
- Tattoos that have been covered up. Cover-ups without preliminary fading often look more like blobs of ink than anything resembling art.