Tattoos have become more socially acceptable, especially by millennials, across professional and economic status. Statistically, more than 40% of them are sporting at least one tattoo and one in eight regrets getting them. This would explain the 400% rise in tattoo removal clinics. Visible or uncoverable tattoos can still be a liability, professionally. As of 2019, zero states protect people with tattoos from discrimination in company hiring practices.
As life changes, so do outlooks, and the day may come when you might want to get rid of one tattoo or all of them. Easier said than done.
Despite the advent of faster tattoo removal lasers, such as the picolasers, it is still impossible to guarantee 100% clearance. Old black amateur tattoos do best. Pink, red, orange and yellow and white ones are particularly difficult to clear. Large professional tattoos, as well as layered ones require more treatment sessions than smaller ones. Professional dense black tattoos on hands, feet and shins are more resistant because the lymphatic drainage in those areas is slower. Traumatic tattoos such as gravel, lead, paint and other metallic particles respond reasonably well.
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