Do you have a tattoo you regret? Has it been a few years, or did you just get it done? Tattoo regret is something really common and you should not feel ashamed of it. Whether you were too young when you got it or the artist didn’t quite meet your criteria, everyone has a bad story about tattoos.
It is important that you take your time to choose what you’d like to do and where. This decision shouldn’t be taken lightly nor on a spur of the moment. If you’re thinking of getting one, I’d recommend testing it out first to see how you feel, especially if this is your first tattoo. You can find realistic temporary tattoos to test out shapes, quotes, colours but more importantly, the placement of your tattoo. I definitely recommend trying out InkBox – this is how I chose where I would later get my first tattoo.
But if your story is about a tattoo you’ve already gotten, and you want to get rid of it… Well, let’s see what you can do about that.
Keep reading below to find out the easiest ways to get rid of that old tattoo… (or new!)
One of the easiest ways to get rid of a tattoo you regret is to fix it. Simple as that, if you will. By fixing it, you can ask to get colours changed, more saturation in certain areas, better, more defined lines, or simply a better design for your tattoo. If you got when you were much younger, the chances are that you don’t love it as much now, so why not get it cleaned up.
Find a trustworthy, local tattoo artist and ask them for help. They’ll be able to guide through the different steps you can take and maybe even show you how and what they would do to get it fixed for you. Work together with them and I’m sure it’ll feel like getting a new tattoo – one that you love, that is.
Go for a Full Cover-up
This applies if your tattoo really doesn’t represent who you are anymore or didn’t turn out as you’d hoped for. It happens sometimes, guys, don’t dwell on it. Find a good cover-up artist – not all tattoo artists know or want to do cover-ups – and again, discuss with them solutions that would fit your old tattoo.
Maybe you already have something in mind, but if you don’t, don’t let that stop you. Go and ask the expert for some ideas and advice. There will be things you just don’t know about the art of tattooing and it’s always better to get professional tips. Some cover-ups are so good that you can’t see the old lines at all, and it will be as if you never got a tattoo regret before!
Get it Laser Removed – begone regrets!
The best option of all is to get your old tattoo removed with laser. It’s the simplest and easiest away to get rid of it and the results are so amazing that you’d never know there had been a tattoo on your skin before. Yes, it is painful and expensive, but these mean nothing when you can finally get free of your tattoo. Remember that this process is long, and it might take a couple of years to get it completely removed, but if you regret this much, you’ll love the end result.
Mix it all up
If you want a cover-up but your tattoo is quite big or maybe has a lot of black, the best solution is to get laser done so it makes the black fade quite a bit and turn into more of grey, and then you can get it covered up.
On the other hand, if you would like to have it laser removed but can’t afford it at the moment, by combining these two methods you’re saving money because you’ll only need a few sessions but at the same time, you’re getting a new, beautiful tattoo. It’s the best of both worlds, don’t you think?
In the end, it’s your body and your skin and you should feel confident about it. Actions we took in the past should not reflect on the person we are today and if you’re truly regretting a tattoo, you have to get it fixed. You need to be okay within your body and even if it’s a tattoo no one can see when you’re dressed, if it bothers you, it shouldn’t be there.
Whichever process you decide to choose, just remember that we all have regrets, some of them are less noticeable than others, but we’ve all got them!
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