So you and Billy didn’t work out. And that’s ok. But now you’re wondering what to do with that “Billy 4 Ever” tat… Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
Tattoo Removal to the rescue! Bye bye Billy.
There are as many reasons to get a tattoo, as there are to have one removed. At Longevity Medical Spa we have the privilege to see some pretty unique tattoos (good and bad) that people have decided to part with. Although we never ask our clients “why” they’re getting their tattoo removed, many willingly share with us their stories and reasons.
Below is a list of our top 6 reasons people are getting tattoos removed:
1. Recent Break-up
Many people ignore the “Golden Rule” in tattoos – never get a tattoo of your significant other’s name and never get a tattoo that is meant to symbolize your love for your significant other. Although the thought and meaning behind the tattoo is admirable, in the words of Nazareth “Love Hurts” and can often times go sour. When the relationship does go sour and a break-up is the result, people want to get the tattoo moved as soon as possible.
Not winning Denise.
2. Change in Interests
Tattoos are a great way to express someone’s personality and interests. However, as people undergo changes in life, so do their interests. All of a sudden that tribute to your favorite rock band becomes less relevant and more of a nuisance.
Maybe Nickelback will make a comeback…maybe not.
Oh, to be young and dumb again…one of the more popular reasons people get tattoos removed. Pretty straight forward here, when we’re young we don’t necessarily think things through all the way and make more spur of the moment decisions. YOLO!
Despite the fact that tattoos have become more mainstream these days, more and more people are having tattoos removed to help their chances in getting a better job or career started. Even the US Military recently tightened their tattoo policies. This surprised us, firefighters and police officers in some states are required to get their pre-existing tattoos removed.
5. Poor Quality/Misspelling
Not all tattoo artists are created equal. Some have more experience than others, some are more creative than others and some specialize in certain styles (ie. Japanese, New School, Realism, etc.). And some, flat out don’t know how to spell. Moral of the story, do your homework on your prospective tattoo artist and don’t forget to spell check.
6. Turning a New Leaf
We understand that no one is perfect. The same can be said about one’s choice in tattoos. These visible tattoos that can hold people back in life and interfere with moving forward. These tattoos are an obstacle to employment. But why does it matter? A client who obtains employment is about 80% less likely to re-offend, return to crime/prison and/or need social and public services. Even if we divert one out of 100 from the poverty-prison-crime-drug-gang-trauma-gun violence vortex…. we are doing a world of good. For the client and for our communities.
If you’re a victim of any of the above reasons to have a tattoo removed and live in or around Oklahoma City, OK call Longevity Medical Spa to schedule your free consultation today: 405-703-4990
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