Tattoo removal on the rise

United States
March 11, 2008 8:38am CST
Apparently, tattoo removal has been on the rise recently. Or, at least, they are publishing articles about removing tattoos again. Some people get quiet extensively tattooed. Such that I don't think they can ever remove them all. I have a friend with tattoos up and down his arms, over his back, across his chest, down his legs. He used to work in a technical career and had to wear long shirts even in the summer to cover the 'tats.' Other people just get little ones. But, if the little tattoo is a message of love, and that love goes south, then off must come the tattoo. Do you have a tattoo? Have you ever thought you might need to get it removed or have you no regrets at all? Do you know someone who had to have a tattoo removed? Why?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I do not have any tattoos nor do I plan of ever getting any. I do not know anyone who has had a tattoo removed either. I know lots of people with at least one tattoo. I have heard that it is rather expensive to have done. My ex sister in law got a tattoo of a frog on her neck shortly after her and my brother split up. I can see her regretting that in another 20 or 30 years if she is not already.
• United States
20 Mar 08
Frog on the neck after divorcing your brother? Some reference to having kissed a frog? Hrm...
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
23 May 08
I have a tattoo that I have decided to remove. I've also found the stuff to do it. I just have to wait till I save up enough to get it. I got mine in a moment of anger and wish now that I hadn't. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
12 Mar 08
I have a few tattoos they are all in places that are covered, but yet I still have to look at them everyday I got my tattoos as soon as I turned 18 and thought it was cool. I think they should change the age to 21, because I regret all but 2. And yes if I did have the money I would have them lasered off. I feel trashy for having them.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
11 Mar 08
I was talking about tattoos just yesterday with someone. We walked past a guy who had a tattoo on his head and I said "what would make someone think that that is a good idea" I can see tattoos on areas of the body that you can cover when you have to and when you are old but can you imagine how silly you would feel sitting in the old folks home with "born to party" tattooed across your head? Mike Tyson has this tattoo on his face covering one eye too and he looks stupid but I bet no one dares say it to his face. I would never get a tattoo of some lovers name, it is too permanent for that. I wanted to get a small tattoo about 20 years ago and then they became popular and everyone was getting them so I think I'll wait until they are out again then I may get a small one on my ankle. I don't know anyone that has had them removed but I have seen ones that had to be changed by tattooing over the old tattoo. Sounds painful to me.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Well I have two tattoos. I love them, I thought long and hard about what I wanted. They are something that is going to be with me forever. I have not nor do I think I will get them removed. I don't know any one who has had one removed. I know a few that got a cover up tattoo, one tattoo over the other cause they didn't like it. In my opinion if you are second guessing a tattoo, then don't get one unless you know for sure its what you want to live with.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I dont have a tattoo as of yet but I do want one. The thing is this is something i have thought long and hard about. I dont want anything I am going to regret later on so I refuse to have my husband plastered in me. I have decided to get a tattoo that represents my 4 children. That I think is a tattoo that I will proud to show off when I am 80 because they are my babies. To me that is my way of bringing a little of mu kids with me when I pas on.
• United States
11 Mar 08
I have several tattoos and all but 2 I wish I could afford to have removed. The one on my hand mostly is the one I want gone, it is a cover up and it was a horrible fix. It looks like an ink splatter. No one I know has ever gotten any tattoos removed. I don't really have any regrets getting them, just don't like the way some of them turned out.
@rockvixen (894)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Well, I don't have any. I keep thinking about getting one and I know which one I want, but the thing is that at the same time I may regret it. I did know a few who had tats and then had them removed because they could not stand the sight of them. Sometimes at that point people want tattoos, but after some time they do get sick of them. Also I've read it's bad luck to have a tattoo og the name of the one you love, because for some reason it breaks up the couple.