Rethink Your Ink: How to Cope with Tattoo Regret

tattoo regretTattoo regret comes in many forms, and research has shown that most people who have tattoos have experienced tattoo regret in one way or another. While tattoo regret can take years to develop, it often arises after a trend has come and gone.

Those who have tribal ink know how that is. Perhaps the worst form of tattoo regret occurs immediately after you see the completed piece. Maybe your tattoo artist turned out not to be much of an artist after all, or maybe your tattoo looked better in your head. Either way, don’t fret. There are things you can do to cope.

Laser Tattoo Removal

The most common solution for those suffering from tattoo regret is complete tattoo removal. Whether the name of an ex or poor artwork has got you fuming, laser technology has taken the permanence out of ink.

How does it work? The laser creates short pulses of intense light that target the pigment in your tattoo. The laser energy causes the pigment in the ink to fragment, which allows your body’s immune system to remove the ink from your skin. As this is repeated over several sessions, your tattoo will fade and eventually disappear. Dark colors and simpler tattoos are typically the easiest to remove, but thanks to state-of-the-art PicoWay laser technology, all tattoos are treated equally. These award-winning lasers have no trouble removing all ink colors faster and more comfortably than any other technology available.

Other tattoo-removal methods, such as creams and chemical peels, often damage the skin and leave permanent scars that make the tattoo appear worse than it did originally. Laser tattoo removal is the only method that doesn’t harm the skin since the treatment professional is able to adjust the laser according to your tattoo’s colors, your skin type, and your skin’s reaction to treatments.

Bond with Others

If you suffer from tattoo regret, you aren’t alone. In fact, some of your closest friends probably have similar feelings about their ink. Commiserate together, compare tattoo horror stories, and maybe you’ll find yourself bonding even closer as you head to your laser tattoo removal sessions together.

Tattoo Cover Ups

Covering a tattoo with another is a difficult process. Depending on the design of your current tattoo and the design that you’d like to replace it with, a cover up may provide the results you’re looking for. But that isn’t always the case. Covering up dark inks and fresh tattoos can be difficult, which is why laser tattoo removal is always recommended before a cover up. A few treatments will lighten the ink enough to make a cover up easier and help your new ink look fresh.

If you choose to undergo laser tattoo removal, head to Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, the only company that offers a free lifetime guarantee. We offer tattoo removal in Miami and several other South Florida cities with convenient night and weekend hours, so be sure to schedule a free consultation by calling 866-708-8645 or visiting one of our skin laser centers near you.

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