Tattoo Removal: A Rising Trend

In recent years, removing tattoos in Edmonton, Canada has become an ever increasing trend. It is estimated that roughly forty-five million Canadian have at least one tattoo. As of 2014, a study has concluded that there has been a fifty-two percent increase in the amount of people that want tattoos removed. This research also concludes that one out of three people dislike their tattoo. As one would think, the typical person(s) that would want their tattoo removed would be someone was has had them for several years and they are now much older and regret getting it. This isn’t the case at all. There is a wide range of ages and reasons as to which why a person wants to remove tattoos.

There is a great stereotype about the type of people that get tattoos. Most people associate tattoos with young and wild people. Teenagers and young adults that “party”, get into trouble, are gang related, people with no direction, and just plain “bad” people. This isn’t the case at all. There are numerous people of every sex, race, ethnic background, and religion that have been inked. It is not just one group of people with tattoos. Across the world, tattoos do not discriminate against anyone. All ages have tattoos. doctor with tattoosHopefully, no one under the legal age of what the law has in place for most places. That in itself is a whole other topic and an accompanying reason why someone who was not of legal age still received a tattoo and later in life regrets it. For instance, the elderly have tattoos. Grandmother’s and grandfathers have tattoos. The young, middle aged, and old have tattoos. Occupation does not discriminate against people with tattoos. You will find that doctors, lawyers, teachers, government officials, law enforcement personnel, CEO’s of great Canadian companies and businesses, even religious leaders have tattoos.

Since we have such a wide variety of people who have tattoos, we also have a many reasons why someone wants to have them removed. Some just as quickly as they were to get the tattoo. One out of five adults that have a tattoo will get it removed. Many tattoo removals in Edmonton are due to regretting ever getting the tattoo. Maybe they were young and picked out an outrageous tattoo that embarrasses them now, or they are a totally different person today and have no relation to the tattoo anymore. A significant reason why people are removing tattoos at a increased rate is because of obtaining and keeping an hiding a tattoo at workoccupation. Many places up for hire do not like the appearance of tattoos to be exposed to their clients or customers. This causes the person to either not be as likely to get the job, or if hired, needs to cover them up (which in itself can be an issue for the tattooed person). They have to wear extra clothing and in most cases this is very uncomfortable for the employee. Thus, seeking tattoo removal Edmonton companies. There is a good number of people that get tattoos of names of people they had been in a relationship with. If the relationship fails, you are stuck with the name forever….unless it is removed. Some people get tattoos removed because the tattoo signifies things from the past that they do not want to remember or are involved with anymore. Some people get a tattoo, and the next day absolutely hate it. Tattoo artists aren’t always on point or aren’t very good or qualified to be giving someone a tattoo and the design comes out horrible.

There are a few factors to consider when getting a tattoo removed in Edmonton no matter what procedure is used. The size, the color of ink used, and the location. The process of tattoo removal has greatly improved over the years. This is another reason why more people are removing tattoos. At first, the process of removing tattoos was a grueling one. Removal would leave people with abrasions, burns, and sal abrasionscaring. Ways to remove the tattoo were procedures such as Sal abrasion which is the rubbing of the area very hard with salt, sanding the tattoo after it was frozen, TCA a procedure using acid on the area, and excision which is the surgical process of removing the ink with a scalpel. As one can imagine this would be a frightful reason to not get that unwanted tattoo removed. Tattoo Removal Edmonton has improved to laser treatments. The laser treatment associated with the removal of tattoos is called the Q-Switched Laser. This is where the laser is used on the tattoo and it breaks down the particles in the ink. It is then absorbed into the body as a tattoo would naturally if exposed to the sun and fades away. Although laser treatment sounds great, there are also risks involved in this. It is costly and time consuming and the person needs to be completely committed to going through with it. This seemingly is a much more effective treatment that would have anyone that wants to remove a tattoo more eager to get it done.

For many, getting tattooed should be a great experience and something of one’s own decision and choice. Considering the lives of most people are ever changing and we all aren’t who we were when one got a tattoo, people will always be removing them for one reason or another and increasingly so. One should really try and think about getting a tattoo and think of the future, whether it be years from now, or the day after getting the tattoo.

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