Top 10 Most Removed Tattoos

When “Think Before you Ink” Gets a Whole New Meaning

Regretting an ink job? Whether your tattoo is part of this list or not, Precision Laser™ Tattoo Removal can help you go back in time. Contact us in Toronto or London to learn more about the PicoSure™ solution and its amazing results.

Celtic Designs

1. Celtic designs

I’m up for a fight, but this tattoo just isn’t right.


2. Butterfly

Be gone little bug, I wish to be free.

Chinese Symbols

3. Chinese symbols

Confucius says… Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


4. Dolphins

Everyone loves Marineland… NOT.

Misspelled Foreign Quote

5. misspelled foreign quote

Silence is golden.


6. Star

Star light, star bright, star be-gone tonight.


7. Fairy

Get your fairy tale ending.

Zodiac Sign

8. Zodiac signs

What’s your sign baby?

None of your business!

Name of ex-lover

9. Name of ex-lover

She loves me… she loves me NOT.

Barbed wire

10. Barbed wire

Prison break.

Safety and Effectiveness of Tattoo Removal

That tattoo seemed like a good idea at the time, but now it’s become embarrassing, or carries with it painful memories. It’s time for a removal. However, certain techniques offer poor results and increased chances of painful and permanent side-effects. If you’re thinking of getting some ink removed, you should be aware of the various safety risks posed by older tattoo removal methods. Let’s ignore those “miracle creams” that will do little else than perhaps fade your tattoo, and give you itchy and irritated skin.

Dermabrasion and Salabrasion

These methods involve scraping down the skin with abrasives such as brushes, salt crystals or various other mechanical means. Salabrasion works the same way, but uses water and granular salt along with the mechanical device. Not only are these methods extremely painful, they cause bleeding, infection and discoloration, all of which leave behind ugly and permanent scars. These methods are also inefficient, quite often not reaching deep enough into the skin to fully remove all the ink.


This method freezes layers of skin in order to remove them. A freezing agent is used to create a kind of frostbite on the area, which is then scraped off. This method is painful enough to require a local anaesthetic and can cause blistering, discoloration, permanent scars and can even affect areas other than the tattoo itself.

Surgical Removal

If those earlier methods are not hard-core enough for you, you could always opt for the surgical method, where your tattoo can be removed by effectively cutting it out of your skin, and then stitching up the wound. As expected, this method causes pain and can lead to very ugly scarring.

Acid Removal

Whether it involves a trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid peels, this method involves using various mixtures of acid to burn layers of skin away. Another method is the injection of acid, which attempts to flush away the ink of the tattoo. This method is quite dangerous, given the hazardous properties of the liquids used, and it can cause pain, sores, bruising, infection and, you guessed it, permanent scarring.

Save Your Skin

Thankfully, technology has kept up with the growing demand for tattoo removal. Laser removal offers by far the safest, most painless and efficient method of removing that unwanted ink. At Precision Laser Tattoo Removal, our specialists make use of the most cutting-edge technology in the PicoSure™ technique. Whether you visit us in Toronto, or at our new London location, you can be assured of receiving the best in laser tattoo removal treatments. We’ll help you shed the ink, not the skin.

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