Tattoo removal before and after

Top 8 Reasons Why People Get Tattoo Removal

There is no doubt tattoo removal is growing in popularity. There is no shortage of people who are now having a change of heart about a past tattoo. We’ve all seen the photos online of regrettable tattoos!

Reasons why people get their tattoos removed are just as diverse as the ink people get. Here are some of the most common reasons people use tattoo removal services:

1. Instant Regret

For some people, getting a tattoo seems like a great idea, until they actually get it and regret it instantly. This is often the case when people make an impulsive decision to get a tattoo without thinking it through. That goofy tattoo may seem like a good idea in the moment, but we all know it can end up being an eyesore and embarrassment in the future.

2. It Didn’t Turn Out

People often spend months looking for and planning a tattoo design, to the point where it can become an obsession. But no matter how good it looks on paper, it’s what it looks like on your skin that really matters. Unfortunately, some tattoos don’t always turn out so well.

3. Just Because

There is a growing number of people who want to get their tattoo removed just because they don’t want it anymore. Some people wake up one day and just want to get rid of it without much of an explanation.

4. It Caused Some Level of Embarrassment

You don’t always get the reaction you want when you get a new tattoo. Whether it’s the design, content of the tattoo, placement, or other reasons, tattoos can cause some people a level of embarrassment they didn’t expect.

5. It’s Time to Make a Career Move

Tattoos and employment often don’t mix. While it’s less of an issue than it was in the past, for some careers, having tattoos can hurt your ability to get a job. If you are ready to get serious about your career, tattoo removal may become part of your job search strategy.

6. Stigma/Stereotyping

People with tattoos often get treated differently. They are stereotyped in a certain way, and if this has impacted your life, you may want to get your tattoos removed.

7. You’ve Outgrown It

People outgrow tattoos. Some of the things you thought were cool in your 20s may not exactly mesh with today’s version of you.

8. You Tried a Cover Up, But It Didn’t Work

In an attempt to hide or fix a bad tattoo, many people try a cover up job. But they don’t always work. You could end up with an ink-filled mess rather than a clever cover up tattoo. Tattoo removal can help undo some of the damage caused by a cover up tattoo.

These are only a few of the reasons we hear from our clients about why they are getting their tattoo removed. Contact us today if you are considering tattoo removal. We are happy to help you get rid of your unwanted ink.


An update for our clients regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will be closed until we get the green light from the government to reopen. We will be answering phones and emails as we can. If you would like a consultation on tattoo removal we can arrange a Zoom or Skype appointment. Stay healthy and know that this too will pass and we will resume our normal lives. Remember to breathe and stay focused on the future.