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5 Top Reasons People Have Tattoos Removed

Remember that night you went out with your buddies – or your girlfriends – and you decided it would be cool to get a tattoo? Maybe you even went more than once. Unfortunately, people change over time. What seemed like a great idea at the time may be an eyesore to you now. There are five top reasons why people have tattoos removed.


This is probably the most common reason for tattoo removal. When people are in love, they think the relationship will last forever. In reality though, most people have different lovers throughout their lifetime. Not only is having your ex’s name tattooed on your skin a painful reminder of the love you lost, most people find out pretty quickly that it doesn’t go over too well with their next boyfriend or girlfriend.

Social Pressure

Extremely visible tattoos such as those on a person’s neck or a large number of tattoos tend to create a negative impression in other peoples’ minds. We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but unfortunately many people do. The truth about tattoos is that the ones you got in your teens or twenties can become a real problem when you hit your 30s. Wanting to draw attention to your personality instead of your tattoos is another common reason for tattoo removal.

Application Denied

Many employers frown on tattoos, especially for positions where they require their employees to present a professional image at all times. People with prominent tattoos often find themselves locked out of certain jobs because of their body art. This can be a huge problem for people trying to make upward career moves. The only way to solve the problem is to have the tattoo or tattoos removed.

Change of Interest

As people grow older, their tastes change. Some people decide that what looked cool at the time may not seem so interesting later on. This is why most people try to avoid “fad” tattoos like cartoon characters that lose popularity. Another problem is people just lose interest in things they used to like and the tattoo ends up becoming a blemish you would rather live without. Some people also just lose interest in having body art altogether.

Family Life

Some people get tattoos when they are young and single, then realize that it does not set a good example when they have children of their own. It is very common for people to have tattoos – especially ones that they feel are obnoxious – removed while their children are young so that they feel as if they are not being a bad influence as a parent.

There was a time when tattoos were permanent and what you were stuck with them for the rest of your life. However, there have been great advancements in the field of tattoo removal over the past decade. If any of these reasons apply to you, or you have another reason, you can feel confident that you can safely have your tattoos removed.


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