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Top 10 Most Commonly Removed Tattoos

December 08, 2016

Fashion trends come and go, but a tattoo is forever. Or is it? Now with the latest technological advances, tattoos no longer have to be a permanent decision. That said, you should probably put some serious thought into your tattoo choice before you go under the needle. Just like those bedazzled jeans and graphic tees of the early 2000's, there are a wide variety of tattoo trends that seemed like a good idea at the time, when in reality, are cringe-worthy decisions to look back at. Here is a list of the top 10 most commonly removed tattoos, just incase you weren't already sure. 


10. Fairies - These mythical little creatures seem harmless and tiny, but people's love for them is more often than not, just a phase. A phase that until recently, you were stuck with. 

9. Zodiac Signs - Were you worried you might forget which sign you are? Did you check your horoscope on the daily? Either way, people tend to regret this celestial decision. 

8. Celtic Designs - Wanting to represent your heritage is great. Jumping in head first without doing your research is not so great. It's the latter that typically brings people in to remove these tats. 

7. Chinese Characters - Your tattoo may very well say wise (or at least you think it does...) but these tattoos are usually far from it. 

6. Butterflies - Ah yes, the quintessential tattoo of the late 90's early 2000's. Like the aging pop stars of that era, these tattoos have all but faded from memory. 

5. Stars - It's better to leave these little beauties in the night's sky. 

4. Barbed Wire - You probably got these to prove that you're tough, which turned out to be true when you had to go through the process of getting the entire thing removed. 

3. Misspelled Words - Spell check, it's a thing. Use it. And make sure your tattoo artist makes does, too.

2. Dolphins - The world's smartest creatures prove to be one of the dumbest tattoos. 

1. Tattoos with Names - Even your tattoo artist probably tried to talk you out of getting your (now ex) girlfriend's name tattooed on your arm. These tats tend to last longer than the relationships they represent, but thanks to the power of tattoo removal, don't have to be a constant reminder for the rest of your life. 


Any tattoos we left off this list? Keep in mind that this is simply the top 10 most common tattoo removal requests. You better believe there are plenty out there that are almost just as regrettable. I wonder what will become this era's most regrettable ink designs. Guess we will just have to wait and see. 

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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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