It is fair to say that tattoo artists have booming businesses throughout the United States. It is estimated that 14 percent of the US population has, at least, one tattoo. That is approximately 45 million tattooed Americans. There are approximately 21,000 tattoo parlors in the United States.
Interestingly, not everyone who gets a tattoo is happy with their decision. Statistics show that approximately 5 percent of the US population who got a tattoo opted to cover that tattoo over with a different one. And a whopping 17 percent regret getting a tattoo in the first place. Another 11 percent want to get their tattoo removed.
These statistics underscore the point that not everyone who gets a tattoo loves it, and not every single tattoo is a good idea.
What If You Regret Your Tattoo?
So what if you are among the throngs of Americans who want to get their tattoo removed? Well, you are in luck because laser tattoo removal has made it easier than ever for people to eliminate their tattoo with minimal side effects.
Laser tattoo removal works by causing the pigment of the colors in the tattoo to break up. This is done using a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoos are the easiest to remove because black absorbs all laser wavelengths. Other colors can also be removed by using selected laser wavelengths to match the color of the pigment of the tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal is a customized job. This is because the skin of each individual is unique, as well as the color and the design of the tattoos they have.
Years ago, tattoos were removed using a bunch of different methods. Unfortunately, they left people with a scar that was just as ugly as the tattoo. Modern laser tattoo removal methods can remove the tattoo without leaving unsightly scars.
Individuals who had tattoos removed in the past but still are able to see some remnants of the tattoo may be able to use new laser therapy to completely remove the tattoo and avoid excessive scarring.
Finally Say Goodbye to Your Tattoo
The vast majority of people who get a tattoo do it when they are young. They do it to be rebellious, in response to peer pressure or because the tattoo represents a style that they liked at that time. However, as they age and mature, the tattoo they once cherished now becomes something they regret. Thankfully, laser tattoo removal procedures allow them to undo their past mistake with no future regret.
At Breeze Laser Center in Orlando, we proudly offer laser tattoo removal services as a safe and effective way for patients to finally part ways with their regretful ink.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how laser tattoo removal can benefit you.