Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Tattoo Troubles: Why People Remove Their Tattoos

A form of expression for some, a bitter regret for others, tattoos can mean many things to many people. It is also a choice to have something visually represent their identity. But what would bring people to have these permanent markings erased from their bodies? Apparently, there are many reasons.

They Feel The Tattoos Don't Represent Their Identities Anymore.

A famous Hollywood actress known for having a Marilyn Monroe tattoo had it removed because she didn't identify with her anymore. She felt that the ghost of Monroe and her personality disorders were haunting her in some way. This may not be the case for most people, but that same fact that their tattoo might not represent where they are in life anymore is a common one.

Work Bans People From Having Tattoos.

It's not just the HR department that people with tattoos should grumble at. There are quite a few people who frown upon those with body art and if those people include clients of your company, then it's a given that you should ditch the tattoos.

They Grow Up.

The majority of the youth are not known for thinking too far ahead. It's a common reason to get tattoos removed because people grow up and regret their decision to get inked.

Relationships End

It's generally unwise to have permanent ink on your body in the form of someone else's name. Sure, it may seem like true love now, but when it's the third time you're getting laser treatment to remove a tattoo, you better rethink your life choices.

They Feel Stigmatized.

People judge others unfairly. It's a sad fact, but that's how life goes. There are some who think that tattooed individuals are prone to committing crimes or are generally of ill repute. Though this may be far from the truth, they can't help that others think this way of them so they decide to do away with the body art instead.

They Got Horrible Tattoos.

Not all tattoo artists are talented. If an artist tattoos an image that is just ugly, then they would choose to have it removed instead of having to live the rest of their life with a bad design on their body.

They Don't Like How Their Body Looks.

Tattoos that cover a large portion of a person's body can either look very artistic or very garish. If someone is unhappy with the condition of their body after getting a tattoo, they may opt to have them removed.

They Wake Up.

This applies to 'waking up' both literally and figuratively. Most of those who get tattoos while intoxicated or under other influences instantly regret the decision to get inked once they're sober.

There are many reasons why people choose to remove their tattoos. It could be just one or a combination of the above. The common thread that links them is that the tattoos the owners had just didn't match their current life anymore. Despite tattoos being labelled as permanent, if you need to have your tattoos removed, know that you're not alone.