Till death do us part… but not from body art.
Tattoos, much like marriage, use to be for life. But with new laser technology, you can now “divorce” your tattoo.
In 1912 the divorce rate was only 0.1%. A hundred years later and it has climbed to 41.8%
In 1912 the Tattoo removal rate was 0.0%, and a hundred years later it too has climbed. The exact percent of removals is not known, but according to statistics released from the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, 50% of single people and 70% of married people are wanting to get it removed.
Many people who have smaller tattoos, and fall out of love with their art, simply get them covered by a bigger one. But some tattoos cannot be covered and some people no longer wish to have any form of ink on them, and for these people laser removal is the only other option.
Listed below are a few reasons why people want to get their ink removed. Strangely enough some of these reasons are used for grounds of divorce too:
- Spiritual Conflict
- Change of interest or lifestyle
- Break-up of a relationship
- Career path
- Embarrassment or self-consciousness
- A partner who doesn’t like the tattoo
- Fading of ink or it has become blotchy
- Distorting of design due to dramatic change in weight
The cost of tattoo removal is determined much the same as getting your tattoo done in the first place. The size of the tattoo, where on your body it is and the color of it are all factors that make the procedure more expensive.
The average tattoo will take 10-15 sessions, and bigger more intricate designs could take as much as 30 sessions.
Now for the price… you may want to make sure that you’re seated…
The average price per laser removal session is $600 (£400). Multiply that by 10-15sessions = $6,000-$9,000 (£4,000 – £6,000)
One important thing you must remember is that even if the removal is performed by a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon using the latest technology in laser removing equipment, the ink design will still be visible to a small degree.
So all these factors considered, we once again need to urge you prospective inked people to plan, plan plan!
Question: Do you regret any of your tattoos and if so is removing it worth the cost?
Contributing Source: http://tat-removal.net/