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Why Get Rid of Your Tattoo?

Why Get Rid of Your Tattoo?

A well thought out, professionally inked tattoo is a beautiful thing. Getting a tattoo on impulse? Not so much. What are impulse tattoos? You know, the ones you decide to get based on young love, a mid life crisis, on a dare, you get the picture. In most cases, what seems like a good idea today probably isn’t going to feel like that down the road. If you’re considering having your tattoo removed, you’re in good company. Some of the world’s favorite celebrities have either had their tattoos, altered or removed in an effort to erase a reference to an EX, to get rid of poorly designed tattoos and those that have embarrassing typos or a reference to some special event during their younger years that they’d just as soon forget.

Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and laser tattoo removal specialists, including the Spa 915 are seeing a growing number of people wanting their tattoos removed, in many cases because they’re worried about how it’s going to impact the possibility of employment. Then there are those who opted for lower back tattoos that eventually were referred to as “tramp stamps”, talk about an unflattering name you wouldn’t want to carry with you through life. Other tattoo fads that grew tiring were the ones that laced barb wire around the arms (and sometimes necks – what’s that all about?) and the Chinese lettering that may or may not mean what you originally thought it did. All great reasons to get rid of a tattoo.

One of the most common reasons people have given for getting their tattoo’s were that they were young and it seemed like a good idea at the time, that they didn’t consider the fact that what they felt at the time wouldn’t be the same in the future. In Great Britain, 19% of the individuals who had tattoos regretted getting them and 11% of Italians felt the same way. Additional interesting surveys carried out between 1996 and 2006 reported that people who regretted getting their tattoos typically got theirs in their late teens to early twenties and this was across the board between men and women. Over half of these patients said that they were embarrassed by their tattoos. Another poll conducted by Harris Interactive in January 2012 reported that 1 in 7 of the around 20% of adult Americans who have a tattoo were sorry that they made the decision to get one.

Most people who have had their tattoos removed wish they’d asked themselves if they really wanted to live with a permanent reminder emblazoned on their bodies of what more than likely was going to change in the future and one that they wouldn’t want to showcase for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, thanks to laser treatments which are the most common and effective approach to removing tattoos, you can erase those unfortunate, often embarrassing tattoos.

Spa 915 specializes in laser tattoo removal; call 925-491-6346 or stop by for more information about our laser services or to make an appointment. Our physical address is 1533 N. Lee Trevino, Suite C1, El Paso, TX 79936.

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Dr. Dave Williams

Spa915 is El Paso's #1 choice for laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and the "Nail Fungus Cure." Spa915 was nominated for "Best of the Best" by What's Up magazine and "Best Spa in El Paso" by the City Magazine. Visit to learn more about what we have to offer.

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