Created: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:53:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:54:12 EST
For many tattoos represent freedom of expression.
In this Healthy living segment, I’ll show you help available for those experiencing tattoo regret.
About 50 percent of those who get tattoos later regret them. Laser tattoo removal is on the rise, especially for people like Ryan Dale who take the ink plunge and then regret it later.
Ryan Dale: I started in the military with nothing but tribal sleeves all the way down to my wrists. I found out after going to many applications, and interviews, even passing computer courses, I always never got the job. I blamed it on the tattoos because they can see the tattoos on my hand
Ryan Dale is visiting Pure Skin + Body for laser tattoo removal. He has extensive tattoos up his arms called sleeves, but wants to get rid of the tats on his hands because he believes they are a barrier to finding a job.
Anne Bragg: With the job market like it is. a lot of people are trying to get the edge. Sometimes, unfortunately, if you have a tattoo on your arm or your neck or your hand, or a visible tattoo, you may not get the job.
Anne Bragg is the owner of Pure Skin + Body and has seen an increase in the number of people feeling Remorse Over Body Art.
Anne Bragg: We are not judging them; we know that there is a need that is out there. Because there is so many places that are giving them, we wanted to be a place that was taking them off.
The Scarless technique requires an average of five sessions lasting 10 minutes each. The ink particles are heated rapidly with a laser, causing the cell to rupture and the ink particles to shatter. For Ryan, he is pleased with the results he sees after just three sessions.
Ryan Dale: Major fading, drastic fading, no bleeding, no scarring nothing.
An added benefit of the laser treatment is that it gets rid of melasma and age spots, but most importantly offers hope to anyone who hopes for their tat to be gone.
Anne Bragg: Depends on the ink that was used, how the ink was mixed, the different colors, but you can have a tattoo removed 100 percent.
For more information on laser tattoo removal, call Pure Skin + Body at (478)742-0174.