Removing a tattoo is much like getting a tattoo. The people who are the most satisfied are those who have considered their goals and done their research. Just like getting a well-done tattoo, a successful removal takes collaboration with a well-trained professional.
There are some important things to consider when deciding to remove or alter a tattoo.
Good reasons for considering laser tattoo removal are:
To get rid of a tattoo that no longer represents the person you have become. Life is a long journey that changes not only people, but their situations and the people who surround them.
To get rid of a tattoo that has become associated with a bad experience. People say their tattoo makes them feel marked and unable to move on.
To get rid of a badly done or disappointing tattoo. Misspellings in permanent ink or a 4-leaf clover that looks like broccoli are just wrong. A tattoo should make you feel proud.
To fade a tattoo for a better cover up. Sometimes tattoos are outgrown or just too old-style, and a new tattoo in the same location is wanted.
To remove parts of a tattoo. You may love the artwork, but the tattoo's lettering needs updating or some other elements removed.
A bad reason to remove a tattoo is to make someone else happy. It's your body and mind. There is a good chance you will regret it later, when that person is no longer in your life.