Just like each of us has our own reasons for getting inked, each of us also has our own reason for wanting to get a tattoo removed. While there are too many reasons to number,
Here are the top 10 reasons for people wanting their tattoos removed.
You simply just want to:
While many decisions at times are made on a whim, getting a tattoo is one that will stay with you for a very long time. However, we may get bored of the image or just want a change – Falling out of love with your tattoo is a pretty common occurrence.
Your tattoo was done by an amateur:
Perhaps it was a close friend, or you got it when you were younger. When a tattoo is well executed, you feel a sense of pride in showing it off. But if your tattoo artist botched up your design, you don’t want to be walking around with a spelling mistake etched on your skin forever.
The relationship got over:
Although many tattoo artists strongly advise their clients against getting a loved one’s name inked on their skin, many people do it as a sign of their everlasting love. Sadly, more often than not, the tattoo is the more permanent option of a love faded away. Who wants to walk around with their ex’s name tattooed on their skin?
It just isn’t cool anymore:
What you thought was hip and trendy when you were eighteen is probably regarded as cringe worthy now. You probably don’t view your favorite band, a favourite quote or your favourite image from your teenage days the same way anymore. Maybe you’ve decided that it’s time to move on, and that’s a perfectly good reason.
You’ve gotten a new job:
Perhaps your new work environment is not very tolerant of visible tattoos and it is deemed unprofessional. Having a visible tattoo can also affect your job prospects as many employers feel that it may reflect poorly on their business’ image.
You feel social stigma attached:
It is true that society tends to judge people with multiple visible tattoos and this may influence your decision to get it removed.
Your big day is coming near:
Nearly every girl dreams of the perfect wedding and having a huge tattoo that stands out like a sore thumb will not fit in with this perfect image. Whether it is your exes name on your back, or a botched up drawing of a heart and cupid, you want your wedding day to be as flawless as possible. If makeup can’t do the trick and you don’t like your tattoo, you may wish to remove your tattoo.
Joining the army:
There are many ‘no tattoo’ policies that have been recently introduced which may want to make you consider tattoo removal.
You have a better idea for a tattoo that would look ideal just where your old tattoo is.
You have a family:
Your young ones look up to you and want to be just like you when they get older. You want to start them off on a clean slate, and like any parent, you don’t want them to get tattoos. They may admire your tattoos, but the worry of having your young ones mimic your appearance is reason enough to consider getting your tattoo removed.