As tattoo removal experts we see a large variety of tattoos of all sizes, colours and on all locations. There is no doubt that most clients never considered they would have to undergo laser tattoo removal. From our experience the most common reasons for wanting a tattoo removed are:
- Poor design / bad tattoo – The design did not meet their expectations. A way to avoid this would be to ensure you research your tattooist and take a look at their portfolio. Don’t assume that they will produce the design that you want but instead get a stencil made up. (At LaserYou, for example we have seen a number of clients who have had country maps tattooed on them which are not realistic)! And why not have a temporary tattoo done first with henna or a transfer to see if you will truly like the design.
- They’ve outgrown the tattoo. At the time a non-personal tattoo seemed like a good idea for example a butterfly or a flower. In the end the tattoo simply did not have any significance and had to go
- The tattoo was too personal. It was the name of their favourite football club or the name of an ex. Allegiances change and unfortunately the tattoo simply isn’t relevant today
- The tattoo is not socially acceptable in their workplace or for their family. A commercial pilot required laser tattoo removal for a forearm tattoo. Even though it was covered up it was visible under his white shirt. Another client entering the navy had to have the large neck tattoo dedicated to his daughter removed. Clients returning to work in Poland and Japan felt their tattoos would not be acceptable hence the decision to remove.
- The tattoo was visible. Of course it doesn’t make sense to have a tattoo if you don’t want to show it off but there may come a time when you would be grateful the tattoo can be hidden. A client with a wedding finger tattoo of her former partner felt it was ruining her life; it was a constant reminder of her past – if only she had the tattoo on a less visible body area!Ultimately laser tattoo removal is the best and safest option for tattoo removal.
At LaserYou, we offer a free consultation with our qualified and experienced laser technicians. We will also perform a patch test on the tattoo for free. If its your time for change, come and see us!