Is that tribal tat you got in college not working for you anymore? Are you rethinking the rose/heart/angel/butterfly on your wrist/ankle/back/shoulder? Are the disapproving looks you get at the office when your tat is exposed cringe-worthy?
Tattoos seem to elicit a visceral reaction in all of us. Some find these adornments sexy and edgy, while others consider them a symbol of a ‘bad boy’ who has a rebellious streak or a lingering reminder of a past life. Terms like “tramp stamp” and “slag tag” also come to mind. The celebrity influence cannot be overstated either. Every starlet and stud on the red carpet – from Angelina to Hayden, Eva to Megan, Brad to Beckham – seem to be sporting some b
How can I get rid of a tattoo I have had since college?
Tattoos are one of those spur of the moment things you tend to regret at some point down the road- except maybe if you’re a rocker or a biker babe. They are also not so easy to get rid of – but lasers are the answer. Having a tattoo removed is much more expensive than getting it. Tattoo artists use heavy metals in their inks that can be resistant to many new laser technologies; for example, black has iron, blue has cobalt. The age of the tattoo and the ink that was used will factor in to how easy it is to obliterate – or not. The most commonly used lasers fall under the Q-switch category because of the short, high energy pul