What should I do if I don’t like a tattoo?

Don’t be discouraged if you no longer like your tattoo or don’t want to be reminded of uncomfortable memories and the time it was made.

You have the choice of either removing the tattoo with lasers or adding more ink to the area to hide the unwanted design. The choice between covering up a tattoo with another design or removing it permanently requires careful consideration.

Well, here are some strategies for dealing with tattoo disappointment.

Laser tattoo removal

Laser tattoo removal is the most popular way to permanently remove the ink.

Because lasers use extreme heat to remove the dyes in the skin, removing the tattoo can be as painful as applying it.

Unfortunately, this is not a one-time fix and the laser is not 100% effective. 

The number of sessions required will depend on such characteristics as the size of your tattoo and the colors used in the design. The breakdown of some colors is more difficult than others.

One of your best choices is to consult with a dermatologist who has extensive experience in tattoo removal. It will aid in ensuring that the process is both effective and safe.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends waiting six weeks between laser sessions to allow the wound to heal and the body to soak up as much ink as possible.

Covering Up An Old Tattoo With A New One

There is, moreover, an alternative for all real tattoo lovers.

Unless you choose to remove your tattoo, you can cover it up with more ink.

If you decide to hide a tattoo with another, you’ll have to accept a larger design.

An experienced tattoo artist will know how to incorporate the old tattoo into the new one so that they work together to create a design you’ll really like. It is possible to make a mess of an inky tattoo by applying a new one over a previous one without considering how the designs might work together. So, the most important thing is to select a good specialist in this field.

Therefore, a laser procedure is time-consuming and costly, and there are no guarantees that you won’t see a shade of your old tattoo behind your new ink.

So, before you go under the needle again, ensure you absolutely adore the design and keep in mind how difficult it can be to remove an annoying tattoo.

Don’t forget, however, that it was your choice and that you can leave it as a reminder of the decisions you’ve made and about those times in your life.