Many people get tattoos in their teenage years, mainly because they want to rebel against something or express how they feel. A lot of people who do this are happy living with their tattoos for the rest of their lives, whilst many others have second thoughts.

The decision to get a tattoo in a reckless moment or as a hormone-charged adolescent is not always a wise one, and many people end up with tattoos they are embarrassed about as an adult. Whether offensive, poorly done or merely childish, having a tattoo you regret can be a bit of a nightmare. It can even affect your career prospects, especially if your tattoo is in a really visible place.

However, now that laser treatment has come along, tattoos are no longer considered to be permanent. Applying a laser gently to the tattooed skin will break down the ink into minuscule particles which the body’s immune system is able to get rid of. This results in a gradual fading of the tattoo over a number of weeks until after a few treatments it is gone completely.

Obviously, the best way to avoid regretting a tattoo is not to have one done. However, it is reassuring to know that you can always turn to laser tattoo removal treatment if you start having second thoughts.