Saturday 24 November 2018

Tattoo regrets

The art of tattooing is increasingly popular with a variety of people all across the globe. The meaning and reason behind getting a tattoo can differ from person to person. Tattoos can be a way for people to express their creativity and offers artistic freedom, be a form self-expression and enables people to showcase their personality, be connected to spiritual/cultural traditions, a tribute to a loved one or a way to rebel.

Whilst many people wear their tattoos with pride and develop a life-long love and passion for tattoos, there are many cases where people have tattoo regrets. You only need to watch Tattoo Fixers to see examples of tattoo regrets.

A tattoo is that is poor in quality and badly tattooed. The name of a loved one but then breaking up. The size and/or location of a tattoo. A tattoo you got on a whim or a generic design. A tattoo affecting work opportunities. Outgrowing your ink.

The downside of tattoos is the fact that they are permanent. So if you do end up with tattoo regret how do you deal with it?

Apart from living with the tattoo you regret there are a couple of other options you have.

Tattoo cover-up
If you still love tattoos but regret a design for whatever reason or the tattoo was terrible quality then an option you have is to get a tattoo cover-up.

Simply put a tattoo cover-up is where another tattoo design is tattooed over the existing tattoo where a tattoo skillfully blends colours, shades and find details to cover-up and create a new tattoo you’d be proud to show off rather than hide away.

The success of your cover-up tattoo will depending on a few factors such as colour, how old and how faded is the original tattoo, size of tattoo and design of tattoo - original and cover-up. When getting a tattoo cover-up to help ensure it will be a tattoo you love and not regret carefully consider your new tattoo design, find a skilled tattoo artist - get recommendations, check out their portfolio of work and discuss their experience of cover-up tattoos and be flexible and realistic of what design is achievable.

Laser tattoo removal
Another option people with tattoo regret can consider is having their tattoo lasered.

Even if you want to get a new tattoo in the same location as the original tattoo that you regret getting a few sessions of laser tattoo removal to fade the existing tattoo will help with a successful cover-up and give you more options of colour and design of the new tattoo.

For people who simply want completely rid of their tattoo laser tattoo removal could be the answer.

Laser tattoo removal works by using laser energy to break down the ink of a tattoo into small particles which is absorbed into the body. Unlike other tattoo removal methods such as dermabrasion and using Trichloroacetic acid, Laser Tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin whilst removing the ink.

Trusted clinic City Tattoo Removal established in 1991 by Pulse Light Clinic London offer expert laser tattoo removal. They are one of the only in the UK to offer PicoWay and PicoSure laser tattoo removal treatment which is suitable for all skin types, tattoo colours and provides faster tattoo removal than other laser machines.  

Pulse Light Clinic have two main clinics offering this amazing laser treatment, detailed below:

Oxford Street
5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1EB

Do you have any tattoo regrets? Have you covered-up or had laser tattoo removal on a tattoo you regretted?

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