Tattoos are a personal expression that can represent a significant person, symbol, or event that we want to remember. While most are happy with their tattoos long term, research shows that 57% of people eventually regret their decision to get a tattoo. That’s where we come in!
Why Should I Get My Tattoo Removed?
Is the name of someone from a past relationship staining your skin? Is your new job or career against having visible tattoos? Are you preparing for a special event you want clear skin for? These are just a few of the most common reasons people are choosing to have their tattoos removed using laser tattoo removal. Tattoos are meant to be a form of self-expression, and while initially you may have been excited about your tattoo, people and feelings change, and your tattoo should have the same ability. If this sounds like you, we have a solution to your “permanent ink!"
Pulses of high-intensity laser light remove your tattoo by breaking up the tattoo ink into extremely small particles. Your immune system’s white blood cells fight off the ink particles, and are naturally carried out of the body, resulting in a tattoo that is lighter in color or completely removed. Recent advancements in technology introduced new laser devices that can safely remove tattoos efficiently regardless of skin color or skin type.
Quanta Laser Technology enables tattoo removal of a variety of ink colors, and can remove stubborn pigments like red, purple, and green. The laser zaps the skin with intense concentrated light, which penetrates the skin to break up the ink particles without harming the surrounding skin.
At Undo Laser Skincare Clinic, we use only the best and most advanced technology to make the tattoo process easy and painless! The Quanta Q-Plus laser is the gold standard for producing excellent laser tattoo removal outcomes. The Quanta Q-Plus C laser uses three true laser wavelengths, Q switching and high consistent laser beam power to effictively break up a wide range of colors, even difficult dark blues and greens. Utilizing square beam technology, the Quanta Q-Plus C laser is able to distribute energy evenly throughout your tissue allowing for a more efficient breakup of ink particles while avoiding leaving hot spots which cause irritation and scarring.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center found nearly 40% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. In addition, body piercings are also a growing means of self-expression among people in this age group. In a perfect world, we would all be judged solely on the merit of our work. But if the 2,675 people we surveyed are any indication, there is a lot more going on when it comes to performance evaluations, raises, promotions, and making character assumptions about people based on their appearance.
Who has a tattoo, what do people find objectionable about them, and to what extent? The results might surprise you.
Of the nearly 2,700 people surveyed, 12% reported having a visible tattoo that can be seen by managers and coworkers during the workday. Only 3% reported having a visible body piercing (other than an earring.)
The biggest takeaways include a whopping 76% of respondents feel tattoos and piercings hurt an applicant’s chances of being hired during a job interview. More than one-third – 39% of those surveyed – believe employees with tattoos and piercings reflect poorly on their employers.
Fortunately, only 4% of those with tattoos and piercings report having faced actual discrimination because of their ink and body art.
Overall, 42% of those surveyed feel any and all visible tattoos are inappropriate at work. That number climbs to 55% for body piercings. And as you might guess, age plays a huge role in how tattoos and piercings are perceived at work.
The survey also determined people age 26-32 edged out the 18-25 demographic by a 22% to 21% margin. That number drops steadily with age, bottoming out at less than 1% for people age 60 and older. For body piercings, the 18-25 age group topped the charts at 11%, compared to a combined 3% of people older than 40.
Although respondents in each age group seemed to recognize tattoos and piercings hurt an applicant’s job search chances, there was a very clear difference of opinion regarding the appropriateness of tattoos in the workplace.
Jolie loves tattoos — just not ones of her ex-husband’s name. She removed her “Billy Bob” tattoo (in honor of then-husband Billy Bob Thornton) and replaced it with the coordinates of her six children’s birthplaces.
Depp used to have a tattoo that said “Winona Forever,” in honor of then-girlfriend Winona Ryder. After their breakup the Lone Ranger actor had it changed to “Wino Forever.” Because wine really is forever.
The pop star allegedly had a Kaballah tattoo removed from her neck in 2008, during a particularly challenging time in her life, due to the fact that the tattoo “made her feel like a hypocrite.”
Tattoo removal is actually more affordable than you think! There are several factors that determine how much it will cost to remove your tattoo. Dermatologists and skin experts categorized these factors and identified three major elements that will determine how much it will cost.
Size is the number one factor in determining how much it will cost to remove your tattoo. Undo, Laser Skincare Clinic measures tattoos in compressed ink square inches, and we charge approximately $50 per square inch to remove a tattoo.
Where your tattoo is matters when determining the cost of removal. If your tattoo is in a sensitive location, session times will be reduced to prevent an adverse reaction or damage to the outer layer of your skin. This will increase the number of sessions needed to completely remove the tattoo.
Quality of the tattoo pertains to the color, design, density or thickness, and the type of ink used in your tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is more successful on darker shades such as black, dark blue, and red but lighter shades such as orange, yellow, and green take longer to remove which increases the number of sessions needed. In addition, more detailed designs take longer. Density refers to the type of pigment used in a tattoo and how thick the ink is. Thicker pigments require more work from the laser to break down and the body's immune system has to work harder to remove the broken particles.
Kevin is the owner and tattoo removal technician of Undo, Laser Skincare Clinic. Kevin began his career as a surgical technician, providing support to multiple doctors. His career took on managerial responsibilities where he provided workforce management, legal compliance, and leadership in a variety of businesses, including: dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and veterinarians. Kevin also shares his vast experience with Doctorial students at Cleveland University, where he has refined methods of superior patient treatment, experience, and service.
Kevin holds multiple degrees and certificates, including the Laser Safety Officer and Laser Technician Certificate from the A Laser Academy, Denver Colorado.
Mindi brings her passion and experience with patient care to Undo, Laser Skincare Clinic, where she will assist and provide various esthetic treatments. Mindi is a student at Cleveland University, pursuing a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Her career includes experience at local pharmacies and a nursing and rehabilitation center.
Mindi holds multiple certifications; Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Level I Medication Assistant, and American Red Cross adult and Pediatric CPR/ADE.
At Undo Tattoo removal we proudly service the residence of the Kansas City area to include the communities of Basehor, Blue Springs, Bonner Springs, Camden Point, De Soto, Edgerton, Edwardsville, Farley, Fort Leavenworth, Holt, Independence, Kansas City, Kearney, Lansing, Leacenworth, Leawood, Lees Summit, Lenexa, Liberty, Mission, Missouri City, Mosby, Overland ark, Platte City, Prairie Village, Riverside, Shawnee, Shawnee Mission, Smithville, Trimble, Waldron and Weston! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!