Getting a tattoo can make a person happy and help them grow as a person. When you make something important to you last forever on your body, it brings you closer to it and keeps it in your mind and heart all the time. The bad news is that not all tattoos continue to make people happy as time goes on. You might need to get your tattoo removed to make your life better for a number of reasons, like if it didn’t turn out the way you wanted or if it hasn’t held up well over time. Here are the top four ways getting a tattoo can hurt your mental and emotional health.
Tattoos from former relationships
When someone loves their partner, a lot of them get a tattoo for them. A great way to show how much you love and care for each other is to get a tattoo that represents your partner or that you and your partner both get. But if the relationship ends, it can be a painful daily reminder of the old one. Getting the tattoo completely removed or faded so you can cover it up with something else is a great way to get over the emotional trauma.
Things you still have from your old self
One of the best things about life is that you can always change who you are tomorrow, no matter where you are today. When a person goes through a change that they like, it’s natural for them to want to leave the old version of themselves behind. Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of a tattoo that used to fit who you were but doesn’t fit who you are now.
If you use social media, you’ve probably seen an article called “Tattoo Fails” shared by someone. People may share these posts because they find them funny, but it’s not so funny for the people who were promised one thing but got something else instead, which was then left on their bodies for everyone to see. When a tattoo doesn’t look as good as promised, the person who got it can be very upset. In these cases, the only way to stop being embarrassed by the tattoo might be to get rid of it.
Things about your reflection that you don’t like
When you no longer love a piece of jewelry you’re wearing, the reason isn’t always clear. When you look in the mirror and see your tattoo, it doesn’t matter why it bothers you. What matters is that you don’t like it, which can be very painful and stressful. When this happens, you can use a laser to remove the tattoo so you can love your appearance again.
At Integrity Ink, we know that a person can feel bad about themselves if they have an unwanted tattoo, and we’re happy to help them feel better. If your tattoo is making you feel bad, call us right away to set up a consultation. We’ll talk about your choices and help you figure out the best way to get rid of that emotional drain.