Today many people acquire tattoos as a form of expression and individuality. Since most of my friends and I have just turned 18, getting tattooed has become fairly popular because this is the age when it becomes legal without parental consent. Personally I believe there are some tattoo’s that are beautiful when done tastefully, tactfully, and with careful consideration about where they are located. The problem that I have with tattoos is that many people base this permanent decision on temporary feelings and it is usually done without consideration of what the future holds, such as how will ones boss or spouse feel about their body art? Even when an idea or thought feels like it will last forever there are times when the passing of time or maturity brings on changes in the way a person feels. For this reason, I think laser tattoo removal has a very positive societal impact because it allows a person the change they need if they ever want to remove what was once permanent and it provides economic growth to the industry that provides the service.
Studies conducted by careerbuilder.com have found that 37% of Human Resource managers in the workplace see tattoos as the third physical characteristic to limit career opportunities. Having visible tattoos while pursuing careers in areas such as education, law, medicine, and business has the potential to send the wrong message to employers and ultimately leave one jobless or without the job they truly desire. Laser tattoo removal makes it possible for those individuals seeking a clean canvas and maybe a fresh start to make themselves more presentable for their targeted audience, whether that is an employer, society as a whole or just for themselves for their own personal reasons.
The process of getting a tattoo removed by a certified physician requires a number of laser treatments, depending on the colors that the tattoo is composed of. The procedure is said to be uncomfortable, but less painful than obtaining the actual tattoo was, and can cost anywhere from $200 to $3,000, depending on the size and the colors involved. While the cost of removing a tattoo can end up being expensive, it is probably well worth the money, time, and discomfort for those who need to remove this part of their past.