Making the decision to get a tattoo removed is an important one. Most of the time a lot of thought goes in to it, just like getting a tattoo. There are many things to take into consideration and it can be hard to remain objective when your ink is causing you regret. Our experience shows that many people live with tattoo regret for a long time before deciding to take the plunge and get that tattoo removed. So how do you know when it is time for your tattoo to go? Here are four signs that it may be time to remove your tattoo.
Is your tattoo costing you some opportunities in life?
Even though overall acceptance of tattoos in the workplace is reported to be increasing, there are certain situations or careers where your tattoo may be costing you some opportunities. This isn’t just limited to career options. Tattoos, especially highly visible ones, can also have a negative effect on interpersonal relationships or things like schooling. If your tattoo has cost you some opportunities in life, it may be time to consider removal.
Do you find yourself covering your tattoo most of the time?
If you are reluctant to show your tattoo, even in casual settings, removal might be a good option. Maybe the tattoo wasn’t bothersome while you were young and carefree, but now you find yourself covering it all the time. Perhaps you are reluctant to wear to wear certain clothes or a swimming suit or keep your hair long just to keep it covered. If you are making a concentrated effort to keep your tattoo covered, it may be a good time to consider tattoo removal.
Is your tattoo harming your self-esteem?
Tattoo regret can negatively affect self-esteem. If your tattoo is causing you to question your worth or abilities, it may be harming your self-esteem. If you no longer have a favorable view or impression of yourself, your tattoo may be harming your self-esteem. If you no longer value yourself because of your tattoo, it may be time to seriously consider laser tattoo removal.
Do you find yourself constantly justifying your tattoo?
Are you finding yourself constantly explaining your tattoo to everyone new you meet? When you catch people staring at your ink, do you immediately explain that you were young or impulsive or feel compelled to tell the story behind it? Constant justification of your tattoo may mean that you worry about other’s opinions and are projecting your own regret onto them. If you find yourself constantly justifying your tattoo, it may be a good time to consider removal.
If you at the point where you are interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal, give us a call to book your free consultation. Dr. Brotzman can help answer any questions you may have about laser tattoo removal. Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic offers physician performed tattoo removal that is safe, affordable and effective. We are located in Glendale and serve the Greater Milwaukee Area.