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As a person who cannot make up his mind about anything, I don't find myself ever settling on getting a tattoo for myself. I do not think I could handle with the permanency of receiving a tattoo, especially if it were to be done incorrectly. I know many people have tattoos and they absolutely love them, but there are people who wish to remove the art from their body due to various reasons.

In the past, to remove a tattoo a person would need to burn or cut the tattoo out which leaves scarring behind and of course is very painful, so not too many people choose to do this. Luckily today we have a laser tattoo removal process to erase the tattoo with a significantly less amount of pain.

Currently there are a variety of different wavelengths of lasers in use to remove the range of colors involved in a tattoo. One being Nd:YAG Lasers used at 532nm and 1064nm to remove certain pigments, especially for red/orange tattoos, from the tattoo. (II. Laser Physics | New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic) The process involves the laser pulsing quickly, mere nanoseconds, to heat the skin and disrupt the tattoo, causing it to break down. This leads to a relatively easy procedure that only takes a few appointments for the laser to diminish the appearance of the tattoo. (Tattoo Removal Guide | New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic)

With the advancements in technology occurring so quickly, this procedure is only going to get better with time. Also, the lasers that are used in the future will be more efficient and able use shorter pulses, which should lead to a better removal process. Like I stated earlier, commitment to a tattoo can be difficult; maybe one day people will be able to wear tattoos for a year or so and then have easy access to a handheld laser removal system that will clear up their skin (however, this may cause medical implications if used too frequently). Right now laser tattoo removal is a great way to undo unwanted tattoos or even tattoo mistakes, and it also removes the permanency that is associated with tattoos, which is a phenomenal benefit. And it certainly beats the old way of removing tattoos.

And since lasers are our hobby, we should look forward to the advancement of lasers in industry. Maybe they'll trickle down to us?

What are your thoughts on laser tattoo removal?


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Old 06-29-2013, 09:52 PM #2
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its definitely an interesting topic i havent seen here at LPF so +1 for you and like you I would never get a tattoo because preferences change over time and lets say when you're 25 you may want one but 5 years later you may wonder why did i get this. And, even with advanced laser removal technology that may make the removal process quicker and less painful i still wouldn't get one because of the potential complications as well as the impurity feeling (it may just be me) that you're staining your body with ink. Overall, i wouldnt get a tattoo and don't think i ever will. Although, id like to hear from someone on LPF who does have one and their thoughts about it
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Maybe when lasers advance ever further so a simple wave of a wand and a tattoo is gone. Then I'll get one.

I've always been open to the idea of a tattoo (a small one) if I could think of something meaningful enough, but that hasn't happened yet, and probably won't, so I likely won't get one anytime soon.
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on the topic of physical body changes... if they could implant a micro laser into my hand or even eye safely with no complications i would definitely take that
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Maybe when lasers advance ever further so a simple wave of a wand and a tattoo is gone. Then I'll get one.

I've always been open to the idea of a tattoo (a small one) if I could think of something meaningful enough, but that hasn't happened yet, and probably won't, so I likely won't get one anytime soon.
I agree, I'm the same way. It's not that I don't like them, I just can't picture myself with one right now... maybe down the road (especially with an advanced laser tattoo removal system) . And plus when you find a design then you have to decide where.
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When tattoos can be removed upon a whim they will lose an important aspect; permanence.

The permanence of tattoos is a big part of what makes them special and worth the pain and enduring the tenuous aftercare (getting the work done is NOTHING compared to the 2-4week healing process). Tattoos are an investment in yourself, an augmentation that lasts until you die. There is nothing else you can buy that is ALWAYS with you and no one can take away from you.

If you don't have an image or quote that is important enough to you to put on yourself permanently then you probably shouldn't put anything on yourself at all.
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