April 19, 2019
Tattoos have been around for thousands of years. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date was found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating somewhere between 3370 and 3100 BCE. Today, tattoos are common and attract all types and all ages. Some tattoo fanatics go to great lengths and tattoo large parts of their body – some, even their face. However, despite all those eager to get tattoos, there are just as many, if not more, wanting to remove theirs. Tattoo removal is possible; however, make sure to research the different options available before making a decision.
What makes a tattoo permanent?
Tattoo ink is considered permanent because it stays in the skin forever. The reason it stays has to do with our immune system. The process of tattooing includes ink flowing down a tattoo needle into the dermis (middle layer of skin). This, in turn, creates a wound which your body tries to heal by sending macrophages (a type of white blood cell) to the area. The macrophages swallow the ink to take the foreign particle away from the wound. However, the pigment in the ink is too large for the macrophages to remove, so the macrophages — with the ink inside — end up stuck in the dermis. Moreover, voilà, you have a permanent tattoo. But what if you don’t want your tattoo anymore? This would then involve finding a technician that has had proper tattoo removal training.
Why people want to remove their tattoos
Tattoos, for many, have sentimental meaning. Some are paying tribute to a loved one that passed away while others are paying tribute to their culture. Some get their girlfriends/boyfriends initials tattooed, and others simply pick a design from a book. Regardless of the reason why more and more people are looking to get their tattoos removed. According to a survey conducted by YouGov, almost a quarter of Americans who have tattoos regret at least one of them. This has led to rising demand for tattoo removal training. Just as you would search for a certified and qualified tattoo artist, you will want to find someone that has had proper tattoo removal training before going through the process.
Different types of tattoo removal
Up until recently, the most popular methods of tattoo removal were a laser or surgical removal. These methods are often costly, painful and can lead to permanent scarring. Other methods, such as the Tattoo Vanish® Method have proven to be an effective tattoo removal alternative. Tattoo Vanish® Tattoo Removal Technicians receive virtual and hands-on tattoo removal training, ensuring customers are happy with their results.
Getting a tattoo is a big investment and a decision that should not be taken lightly. Permanent means permanent and for many, getting a tattoo ends up being a big mistake. Thankfully, there are technicians with tattoo removal training that can help erase your mistakes! When considering fast tattoo removal, make sure you research technicians that have received the proper tattoo removal training. Otherwise, you could end up with a bigger problem than just the tattoo on your body!