Ever wonder how popular cosmetic procedures, such as laser tattoo removal, are in other countries? To answer this question and compare many other procedures, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released “The International Study on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2016.” This report helps us figure out where around the globe the most people are seeking to get their tattoos removed.
India leads the list with 22,860 laser tattoo removal procedures conducted in 2016. India has a deep cultural connection with tattoos and the body art tradition there goes back thousands of years. Tattoos have become more mainstream and modern in past years, which has led to an increase in tattoo removal procedures. India’s large number of tattoos may also be tied to the large population residing there.
In Japan there is a huge stigma against tattoos. Read our recent post about it here. Showing tattoos in public is considered taboo and there are many establishments that will not allow people with visible tattoos. Japan comes in second on the list, having conducted 20,159 laser tattoo removal procedures in 2016.
Coming in third on the list is the United States with 14,124 tattoo procedures conducted in 2016. This number is not surprising with nearly 50% of millennials now reporting tattoos. As laser tattoo removal continues to improve and become accessible for more people, we expect to see this number continue to rise.
Thankfully, those who live in the United States – more specifically Milwaukee – have access to Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic. Remove a Tattoo offers physician performed laser tattoo removal that is both safe and affordable. Remove a Tattoo is located in Glendale and serves the Greater Milwaukee Area. Call us today for your free consultation!