Why did you get your tattoo? Depending on how long ago you got it, you might not even remember why you got it. Maybe you were out with a bunch of friends or on vacation and you felt that it was the time for you to define who and what you were. Or maybe you wanted to commemorate a special event, and so you went to the tattoo parlor and got the tattoo. In the moment, you loved it. You thought it was awesome, your friends were cheering you on, and you thought it was the best thing in the world. How do you feel about your tattoo now? If you are looking at this, it is likely that you are not as happy with your tattoo today as you were when you first got it. Fortunately, tattoo removal exists, and it could work for you.
Tattoo regret is a very real thing, and it affects millions of people around the globe. In fact, it is estimated that upward of 35 percent of the individuals who get tattoos regret it at one point or another in their life.
If you are regretting your tattoo or you feel like you’ve reached a stage in your life where your tattoo no longer reflects who and what you are, you are in luck. Now more than any other time in mankind’s history, tattoo removal is a viable option.
Tattoo removal is relatively simple, relatively easy, and is more flexible today than at any time in the past. Now, you can remove tattoos regardless of their location, and you have a higher chance of the end result of your tattoo removal being positive with little to no side effects.
That being said, there are some things that you should think about when you decide to get your tattoo removed. When you visit our office, you need to come with realistic expectations. While we are able to successfully remove a wide array of tattoos, there is no such thing as a guaranteed tattoo removal. As you talk to our laser tattoo removal experts, they’re going to look at your tattoo and give you a realistic assessment of what can be done. In some cases, tattoos can only be partially faded. Results do vary from patient to patient.
Also, tattoo removal is not a one-time thing. You can’t just walk into the clinic and then walk out with your tattoo gone. It requires multiple treatments in order to remove the tattoo and get the desired results.
Here at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, we are able to help individuals remove unwanted tattoos, and we are happy to help you. During the initial consultation at our office in Redlands, we will give you a frank and upfront evaluation of what we can do for you, and then we will get to work to make your tattoo a thing of the past. Contact us today to schedule a tattoo removal consultation.