17% of those who have a permanent tattoo regret getting it.
A poll showed that 19% of British people with tattoos suffered regret, as did 11% of Italian people with tattoos. The patients who regretted their tattoos typically obtained their tattoos in their late teens or early twenties, and were evenly distributed by gender. More than half reported that they “suffered embarrassment.” Tattoos have always been controversial and always will be. Good news is that tattoo removal is now possible. Today there are laser treatments that a person can get to disperse tattoo ink into the body. Traditional tattoo ink may require 8 or more laser treatments costing thousands and still leaving some marks of the tattoo. However, newer tattoos that use Freedom 2 ink need only one laser treatment to disperse the ink into the body and remove the tattoo.