On June 7, 2015, I got my first tattoo. Now a year later, I want to get it removed. It’s crazy to think how my mind has completely changed on having tattoos. When I first wanted to get one, I was excited and eager to get something that I would want forever. I got it on my arm so that I could easily cover it while wearing a shirt. However, I noticed that when I wear short-sleeved t-shirts, the bottom of my tattoo would still peek through, and people would question what was on my arm.
My decision to get my tattoo removed is not based on others judging me. I simply started to realize I get no pleasure from having anything on my body that’s permanent. Especially now that I understand your skin doesn’t stay radiant forever. Eventually, I will start getting wrinkles, and that tattoo will look terrible. I also see my friends having to re-ink the tattoo as it begins to fade over time. It’s just too much of a hassle to make it look presentable at all times. These are all things I did not consider when I decided to get a tattoo.
It’s safe to say that I regret making the decision so rapidly. I mentioned in my blog post when I first got my tattoo that my mother always said no. I respected what she wanted. She gave in only if I got it where no one could see, but here’s the problem, I can see it. I see it every day. When I wake up, when I sleep, when I shower, the tattoo is there. It’s important that if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, make sure that you are 1000% sure this is something you’re okay with forever.
Luckily, laser tattoo removal is available, and because I only have black ink on mine, it should be an easy process. From what others are telling me, it’s still going to be expensive. Most likely three or four times more the cost of actually getting the tattoo. Additionally, I hear that it’s a bit more painful, but I think it will be worth feeling uncomfortable for an hour over a lifetime of feeling miserable with this tattoo.
I was referred to Dr. Khorsandi from a good friend of mine. I’ll be visiting his clinic in Las Vegas next week for my first consultation. If you are in the same boat as me, and you’re interested in laser tattoo removal, be sure to check out www.VIPtattooremoval.com. From what I can tell, he does incredible work. Examples of his work can be seen here. They exclusively use the picosure laser as well, which supposedly is the least painful and most effective. I’ll be sure to report back after my first session and show everyone my results.
I can’t believe I am more excited to get my tattoo removed than I was getting my first tattoo. Please do not make the same mistake I have made. Think thoroughly throughout all your decisions. Otherwise, you will be shot a few thousand dollars, as well as a horrible healing process.