The tattoo removal business increased 440 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to MarketWatch. Who’s getting their tats removed? Some of your favorite celebrities.
Khloe Kardashian Removes Tramp Stamp
In case you haven’t been keeping up, reality star Khloe Kardashian livestreamed her laser tattoo removal in September 2015. She apologized for neglecting to warn fans ahead of time.
“I didn’t think about it until the laser was already out,” she tweeted.
According to ET, Kardashian got the tattoo with friend Nicole Richie when she was 16. The angel wings and a gothic-style cross said “Daddy” in honor of father Robert Kardashian, an attorney who defended O.J. Simpson during his 1995 murder trial.
In the July/August 2015 issue of Complex magazine, she confessed, “I hate my tramp stamp. It’s the worst.”
Richie admitted hating her own “butt-crack cross” during the first episode of her reality show, Candidly Nicole. She claimed that she got it because she wanted a tattoo where her parents couldn’t see it.
Iggy Azalea Removes A$AP Rocky Tattoo from Fingers
“Love doesn’t always last forever. And, thankfully for all the smitten lovers who’ve ever gotten their S.O.’s name permanently inked on their bodies, neither do tattoos,” MTV said in 2015, when Iggy Azalea was spotted with bandages on the fingers that once said, “live,” “love,” and “A$AP.” Azalea reportedly inked her digits in 2011 while she was dating rapper A$AP Rocky.
“Azalea was first spotted at a tattoo removal center in December 2014, but now it looks like she’s getting them all removed before she walks down the aisle with her fiancé Nick Young,” celebuzz said. The two are slated to marry this coming summer.
Victoria Beckham Stirs Divorce Rumors by Removing Tats Dedicated to David
Since Victoria, FKA Posh Spice, married soccer star David Beckham in 1999, she’s commemorated their relationship in ink a few times. Her right wrist says, “together, forever, eternally” in Hebrew, her left wrist reveals the date that she and her hubby renewed their wedding vows along with Latin phrase de integro, which means “again from the start,” and her back says “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” in Hebrew, according to the Mirror. Or, at least, they did.
“The 41-year-old pop-singer-turned-fashion designer has reportedly undergone laser treatment to remove some of her ink because she now finds the permanent scribbles cringe-worthy,” Women’s Weekly said last September.
Hopefully she doesn’t feel the same way about her husband, who has 40 tattoos, but a source told tabloids that Victoria and David aren’t as lovey dovey as they seem on social media.
“Victoria and David have grown so far apart—they have more of a business partnership than a marriage,” the source said. “Victoria’s been pulling away. The tattoo removal is just the latest sign. They simply want different things.”
Whether or not the rumor proves to be true, there’s no mistaking that Victoria’s tat appears to be fading before our eyes – and the paparazzi’s cameras.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
As Business Insider reported last year, tattoo ink contains metals that the body’s immune system attacks like bacteria or a virus. White blood cells then transport ink particles to the liver, where they’re disposed of, but most ink particles are too large for the white blood cells to latch onto and remove. Lasers, on the other hand, are able to break up these particles, so white blood cells can do their job.
The process typically requires five to ten sessions, depending on several factors, including:
- How many layers of ink were used
- The colors that were used (for example, blues and yellows take longer to remove)
- Where the tattoo is located on the body
- Skin tone
- The tattoo removal laser technology
- The laser clinic’s experience
Do You Have Questions About Laser Tattoo Removal?
If you have a tattoo that you now regret and would like to learn more about the laser removal process, contact Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal today to schedule a free consultation by calling 866-708-8645 or visiting http://www.bodydetails.com. Body Details is the only company that offers a free lifetime guarantee, and it has several locations throughout South Florida with convenient night and weekend hours.