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Tips on getting a new Tattoo

Posted Apr 15 2009 12:36pm

Most people do not think about removal of a tattoo when they are having a tattoo applied. Nevertheless, the statistics show that 80% of people with tattoos eventually regret having them put on. That means it would be smart to at least give a little thought to the possibility that you might not be totally happy with the tattoo sometime in the future.

Removal of names is one of the most common reasons for tattoo removal. Since approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce, it is reasonable to consider that the name of a loved one may not be what you want to have semi-permanently placed on your body. There are gang and prison associated tattoos. These are not necessarily connections that you will want to make public for the rest of your life. We've had people come in saying that they're no longer associated with that lifestyle, and they want the tattoo removed. If you're going to have a tattoo, consider where you have it placed. Visible tattoos may unfavorably affect your ability to get a job or be accepted into the military.Finally give serious consideration to the colour of your tattoos.
Currently there is no standardized tattoo ink, and a variety of products such as car paint and clothing and furniture dyes may be added to tattoo ink. Some of these may change color when struck by the light from a laser, and can change from a treatable to an untreatable color. The effectiveness of the tattoo removal laser depends on the laser light being absorbed by the tattoo ink. Dark blue, black and red are colors that are relatively easy to treat. Green can be treated by a laser, but it requires a separate laser that is expensive and therefore not widely available. Other colors such as sky blue, white and pastels can be difficult or impossible to get rid of.
If you're planning to get a tattoo, it's best to think before you leap.
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