Suffering From ‘Tattoo Regret’

“According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of people undergoing laser tattoo removal increased 43% from 2011 to 2012. This is consistent with a recent survey from the United Kingdom which found that nearly one-third of people suffer from tattoo regret”. Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists are seeing more and more people who want their tattoos removed. Often the person is worried that the tattoos could cause problems with their employment.

Designson the lower back were the new tattoo rage, until people began calling them “tramp stamps.”  Along with other tattoo fads such as the barbed wire and Chinese letter, which may, or may not mean what you think they do, have left many people with regret for getting them. Even many celebrities have gotten their tattoos removed.

It should not really matter what your reasons are for getting a tattoo in the first place. What matters is that someone actually thought it through and was mature enough at the time to make that kind of a decision. Any person should know what tattoos will and will not affect their future. For instance, like face tattoos. Personally, I admire the unapologetic people more. If someone wants a tattoo, they do not have to invent reasons, they just get one.


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