Tattoos have become more commonplace in recent years, with even the most straight-edged, conservative people sporting ink. Unfortunately, greater acceptance has led to far more people with regretted tattoos. With laser tattoo removal now an option for almost everyone, there are good reasons to consider removing your old ink.
Facilitating a Cover-Up
If you want to cover up the black and gray work you got on your arm at 18 with a gorgeous, colorful scene in your thirties, your tattoo artist will likely tell you that the old image is going to still show through. With laser tattoo removal, the old work can be faded down so that the new art will cover it entirely. If you want to change your art and the old work is too dark, a laser can make it possible.
Avoiding Unwanted Effects of Aging
Your grandmother was right when she asked how that tattoo is going to look when you’re 80. Of course, almost everyone is wrinkled when they’re 80. What you may not have considered in your younger years, however, is how that tattoo is going to look when you’re 30 or 40. Our skin ages slowly over time, and a sagging tattoo can make the almost-imperceptible aging of 30-year-old skin look 50, especially in areas like the neck, collarbones and torso. By having the tattoo removed, you can allow your skin to age gracefully.
Removing Signs of Poor Decisions
Tattoos can sometimes point to signs of our misbegotten, fanciful youth. Almost no one is the same person at 40 that they were at 18, yet tattoos will endure as painful reminders. If you have a gang tattoo or other artwork that now deeply embarrasses or upsets you, laser tattoo removal can help you erase the past. Even if it’s just a faded old ‘tribal’ design or foreign characters that now scream cultural appropriation, you don’t need to go through life with it.
Removing Unintended Meanings or Mistakes
Sometimes a person will choose a tattoo with a deep personal meaning only to discover the artwork is affiliated with something completely against their values and beliefs. Or you may have a tattoo that is, unbeknownst to you at the time you got it, misspelled, upside-down or backward. Laser tattoo removal can wipe away these mistakes completely.
Saying Goodbye to Your Ink
Tattoos can be a great way to express individuality and adorn your body, but mistakes and changes in your life can leave many people to regret them. If you’re interested in laser tattoo removal, make an appointment at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.