What is the first thing that comes to mind when you picture someone who is seeking tattoo removal? Maybe you think of the people with tattoos that have become blurry or faded with time. Or maybe you think about the three-inch panther crawling up your brother-in-law’s back – a monument to his days of teenage rebellion. Perhaps you think about all the people you know who have followed tattoo trends or your friend who constantly pulls down her shirtsleeve to cover her ex boyfriend’s name. These are all examples of tattoo regret, which is something that drives many people to seek out laser tattoo removal.
There are some circumstances that go beyond tattoo regret. When tattoos are tied to a negative part of life or associated with poor life choices, removing them can be significant of a fresh start or a second chance at life. This series of blog posts will focus on situations in which laser tattoo removal can play a role in a new phase in life. The first situation we will discuss is when tattoos are a result of human trafficking.
Many times human trafficking victims are branded or tattooed by those who enslave them to indicate ownership, similar to livestock. These tattoos can be found anywhere on the body – the neck, head, face, arms, legs, hands or feet are all common areas. When someone is rescued from human trafficking, the branding tattoo can be a constant reminder and can hinder the healing and recovery process. Either the tattoo itself serves as a painful reminder or they find themselves having to explain the tattoo to those who inquire. Many survivor support groups strongly advocate for the removal or cover up of tattoos associated with sex trafficking.
Removing human trafficking tattoos with laser tattoo removal offers victims the chance to have a second chance at life. Experts say that it is equally as important for the victims to have a fresh start physically as it is for them to receive healing and treatment mentally and emotionally. Many second chance programs that offer tattoo removal to gang members have now expanded their services to include human trafficking victims. Laser tattoo removal is the best option in these cases because it is effective, approved by the FDA and it works.
Whatever the reason for seeking laser tattoo removal – a fresh start is possible. Call us today for your free consultation!