It holds true that we must suffer for our art. Whether painting a detailed portrait or erasing a blank canvas: no pain no gain. Luckily, just like your ink, the pain is temporary.
Some regret? You’re not alone. According to a Pew Research Center Study done this past August, nearly 20 percent of inked Americans “have some regret after getting their tattoo.” That’s almost 10 million people weighing their options: to remove or not to remove?
If you could travel back in time just half a century, you’d discover a strange dimension where lasers were science-fiction and tattoos were actually permanent. As Dr. Matt Lodder, Ph.D., told The Dermatology Times, he does “not doubt that removing permanent tattoo marks has been attempted, by abrasion and excision, for millennia.”