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Heartbreak: Think Before You Ink

February 10, 2017

One of the most common tattoo removal requests is to remove the name/important date of an ex significant other. People often get these when they are in the throes of a passionate relationship and feel that they need to match their everlasting love with an equally everlasting tattoo. Unfortunately, more often than not, the tattoo outlasts the relationship.

Are you in this group of removal or replacement requests? Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone. Even celebrities make the mistake of getting their spouse’s name tattooed permanently on their body. Here is a list of well-known celebs that have all gone through the removal process.

  • When Angelina Jolie split from actor Billy Bob Thornton, she had a tattoo of his name removed from her shoulder in 2003. She now has a new tattoo honoring her children in the same location.
  • Kaley Cuoco opted to cover her 2013 wedding date tattoo with a large moth design after divorcing husband Ryan Sweeting.
  • Supermodel Heidi Klum had her tattoo of former husband, singer Seal, removed from her arm after their divorce. She did choose to keep a portion of the tattoo – four stars – meant to represent the couple’s four children.
  • Not even celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, could help herself from going above and beyond by getting the face of former boyfriend, Jesse James, tattooed across her ribcage. She had this removed after they broke up.
  • Marc Anthony had his ‘Jennifer’ tattoo covered up after his divorce from famous singer, Jennifer Lopez.
  • Denise Richards chose a discrete fairy to cover up her mistake of having the name of her former husband, Charlie Sheen, tattooed on her ankle.   
  • Adrienne Bailon had boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name tattooed on her backside, of all places. Although she did wait 6 years, she eventually decided to have the ink removed.
  • Desperate Houseswives star, Eva Longoria, had three tattoos that paid tribute to her former NBA star husband Tony Parker. The word ‘nine’ in tribute to his jersey number, their wedding date on her wrist and his initials on an undisclosed location. After the couple divorced in 2012, she went through the process of getting all three removed.  
  • Although their marriage may have lasted the longest on the list, Melanie Griffith wasted no time after she and husband of 20 years, Antonio Banderas, got divorced. Just one month after their split, Griffith started the process of getting the heart on her bicep that said “Antonio” removed.

Even if you forgot to stop and think before you got your “eternal love” inked on your body, we are here to help. Give us a call at 253.681.5330 to start the removal and ultimate healing process.



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Because we use the most advanced laser available, we can generally complete your tattoo removal in 40% fewer treatments than other providers. The number of treatments depends on your tattoo. Contact us today and tell us about your tattoos. You can even send us a photo. We’ll let you know what it’ll take.

Tattoo ink exists deep below the first layer of skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatments are needed to break up the ink in layers. The size, depth, and color of the inked area is also a factor in the number of treatments needed. In your consultation, our Seattle Tattoo Removal Master Aesthetician will be able to give you greater insight as to what your tattoo removal treatments will entail.

Contact us today and tell us about your tattoos. You can even text us a photo. We’ll let you know what it’ll take.

In many cases, yes. However anyone seeking tattoo removal treatments should be aware that there are many factors which will determine the final results of laser tattoo removal treatments.

Get in touch. We'll set up a time to talk, or ask you to text us a photo of your tattoo. We'll work with you to put together an affordable, low-hassle tattoo removal plan so you know what to expect before you begin.

Patients who have received tattoo removal treatments with the Cutera enlighten laser compare the sensation to having a rubber band snapped against their skin. Not bad, right? But even better: Sound Tattoo Removal operates within Sound Vascular under the direction of a Medical Doctor. That means that unlike most tattoo removal centers, we can offer most patients lidocaine, a topical anesthetic to numb your skin. While your tattoo is being removed, you'll barely feel a thing.

Many patients report some redness and swelling. It doesn’t last long, and you can go about your normal work and family life immediately after treatment and throughout the process.


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