Tattoos are one of the oldest forms of body modification and have been practiced by many cultures around the world for millennia. From beautiful designs to lifelike portraits, skin art can be a powerful form of self-expression and beauty. However, not all tattoos are created equal. If you have artwork you no longer like, tattoo removal can help you to look and feel better in several ways.
Making Way for New, Better Art
Many people get a tattoo and are later dismayed when a reputable tattoo artist informs them that there is simply no way to cover it up because it’s too dark. Tattoo removal treatments fade the tattoo a step at a time, eventually blanching it out until it is light enough to be covered over successfully. If you want a cover-up tattoo and are worried the old work will ‘bleed through’ into the new art, removal is a great way to ensure this doesn’t happen. Even if the ink of your old work has ‘blown out’ and looks absolutely terrible, removal sessions can fade it enough to be covered. A reputable artist can work with you to ensure the fade is sufficient.
Remove Painful or Uncomfortable Memories
Tattoos can have deeply personal meaning. If you have a tattoo that reminds you of an ex-lover or a cringe-worthy band tattoo, erasing it entirely from your body can help you erase it from your memory, too. As some gangs also use tattooing to identify members and some human trafficking victims are tattooed against their will as ‘property,’ removal also provides the chance to leave a bad past in the past forever.
Reclaim Your Skin Entirely
Sometimes, it’s not the art that is bad, but the placement. Tattoos on the neck, face, and hands are still unwelcome in some conservative workplaces and social circles. If you have a tattoo in a bad place, tattoo removal can be done again and again until only clear, unblemished skin remains.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
We all deserve to love and own the skin we’re in. If you have a tattoo you want covered or removed entirely, tattoo removal treatments can help you reach your goals and move forward. To learn more, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with the Center for Dermatology. At our convenient location in Lawrenceville, GA, we are proud to serve the areas of Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Duluth, Buford, and Snellville. Our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!