Archive for July, 2010

Laser Tattoo Removal – Too Expensive

July 4, 2010

The costs of tattoo removal are still too steep for a lot of folks who would’ve been otherwise interested in getting their tattoos removed a long time ago. This was my first thought of the morning as I sat down for breakfast.

I was thinking about a conversation I had with a friend, you see, when we met over drinks last night. He was kind of notorious back in our college days for sporting some of the most outrageous tattoos ever seen in our campus. He had purple and green dragons all over his back, as well as some snakes, if I remember correctly. To be honest, I couldn’t distinguish the snakes from the dragons, but then again, I was not interested in tattoos back in those days.

Getting back to our conversation, he told me that if tattoo removal wasn’t so expensive, he would’ve gone and erased the ink off his back a long time ago. I wasn’t sure why he wanted to do that, since his job as a car mechanic and part-time truck driver didn’t exactly restrict his freedom if he wanted to go on wearing his tattoos.

If he was working at a bank or in any other corporate job, sure, I’d understand completely. But being a mechanic and truck driver meant that he had plenty of opportunity for following his own “sense of style”, if you know what I mean.

I didn’t press him for the exact reason why he wanted to get rid of those tattoos, but I remember that he said something about regretting his decision to get so much ink done several years ago. He said that he would’ve been happy now with just one or two tattoos, but he went overboard, and so now he wants them all gone.

He also kept mentioning laser tattoo removal and how it was too expensive for him. He added that although he was making good money at his two jobs, he didn’t feel good about throwing it away on laser tattoo removal. Those were his exact words.

As I listened to my friend talk that night, I understood what he meant by laser tattoo removal being too expensive. I’ve heard and read about far too many people complaining about the same thing. These people have been thinking about getting their tattoos removed, but they never go through with it because of the prohibitive costs.

The costs of laser tattoo removal can go for $250 per session on average. And it doesn’t take only one session. Depending on the color and size of your tattoo, removing it could take anywhere from five to a dozen sessions. Even just five sessions can cost you $1,250 already, and that kind of money can go a long way towards rent, food, clothes, and other expenses which you and your family might need. Can you imagine spending that kind of money for removing your tattoo?

So that you may understand exactly why laser tattoo removal is so expensive, I’m going to talk about the factors and reasons why this tattoo removal procedure is murder on the wallet. That will be in my next post, so stay tuned for it!