Laser tattoo removal is common among people in their 20s and early 30s
According to several news stories over the last two months, laser tattoo removal is on the rise. What seemed like a good tattoo idea when a person was 16/17 is now an unsightly blemish.
In our last article we talked about Generation Ink and how tattoo removal business was growing alongside the tattoo business. We also discussed how regret was the biggest reason people got their tattoos removed.
Another reason for tattoo removal, according to an article published in a Sydney newspaper, is becoming a dad. Apparently, many new dads are getting their tattoos removed because they want to set an example for their kids. Actor mark Wahlberg is an example of this…although he actually took two of his kids with him so they could watch how painful it was to have tattoos removed.
Clearly, not everyone is going to regret their tattoos, and some new dads instead of removing tattoos, get the name and birthdate of their child tattooed on their arm.
Professional Reasons for Laser Tattoo Removal…
Aside from regret the other big reason for laser tattoo removal is job related. Some jobs that won’t tolerate visible tattoos are the police force, army, and various corporate jobs.
Between it being a necessity for certain jobs and regret, the laser tattoo removal business is only getting bigger.
The advice many tattoo artists are giving is if you really want a tattoo, wait. Put a picture of your intended ink on the wall for a year. If you still like the picture after a year then seriously consider it. Other advice has been, wait until your 30. Apparently some experts believe that this is the best time because you’re more mature.
According to statistics published in July, people between the age of 25 and 40 are getting their tattoos removed. Of this demographic, most people got their tattoos either when they were 16/17 or after a big night out.
Getting your Tattoo Removed With Laser Tattoo Removal At Ashbury Cosmetic Surgery…
Whatever your reason for wanting to get rid of your tattoo, Ashbury Cosmetic Surgery can help you.
A laser treatment for tattoo removal is a gradual process. The treatment will slowly fade the tattoo over a number of sessions. The laser removal treatment does this by breaking and dispersing the pigment that is fixed within the layer of your skin. This allows your body to eliminate the pigmentation as waste via your circulatory and lymphatic system.
It is important to keep in mind that this is a gradual process. And for your comfort a local or topical anaesthetic is used.
The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the size, colour, and depth of the tattoo as well as a number of other issues. Also, the cost of treatment will depend on the size of the area treated.
Once the treatment has been finished there is a possibility of some scarring. However, this will depend on how your skin reacts to the treatment. At Ashbury Cosmetic Clinic we do provide aftercare if you need it.