Tattoos: those pieces of art we place on our bodies, as a constant reminder of what we hold dear. Tattoos are favoured by the adventurous; those who want to express themselves with more than just clothes, makeup, and accessories. But their permanent nature can lead to some interesting and less-than-ideal results. ‘Tattoo Regret’ can arrive, and when it does it can get messy.
Take one Kat Von D—a former tattoo artist on reality TV show LA Ink. Unfortunately, being in the profession herself didn’t give her immunity from a bad tattoo idea of her own. According to the LA Times, she underwent laser tattoo removal in 2012 after breaking up with her ex-fiancé Jesse James. He cheated on her with not one, but 19 other women. The tattoo in question? His entire face right on top of her ribcage.
Maybe you can relate. If you do, you may be wondering “can tattoos be removed completely?”. You’ll be pleased to know, thanks to laser tattoo removal, the answer is a resounding NO!”. But how does it work, and is it accessible to everyone wanting to erase their embarrassing memories? However, 93% of laser removal will leave scars and you will never tan in that area again.