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More People Removing Controversial and Racist Tattoos

When we say “we’ve seen it all,” we really mean it. After more than a decade in the laser tattoo removal business between Austin and San Antonio, we have seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and downright controversial tattoos.

When you think of someone regretting a tattoo from their past, you’re probably more inclined to think about someone who proudly got their ex’s name across their chest or a drunken decision, but the trend we’re seeing right now in Texas and across the country is the removal of racist ink and controversial tattoos.

Combating Hate by Erasing Old Ink

We started to touch on this topic in our last blog post about tattoo removal programs for inmates. Many people, unfortunately, received tattoos while incarcerated or due to their past involvements. However, in order to make a fresh start and get their life on a better path, they opt to have their tattoos removed. 

It’s important to note that this is not just a trend amongst formerly incarcerated folk; the truth is there are plenty of people with racist, gang, and other hate-related tattoos. If you’re regretful of your past ink, we would like to help! You have options ranging from cover-up to full erasure, although each option will require a one-on-one consultation with one of our certified laser specialists to establish a treatment plan.

Laser Tattoo Removal to Get Rid of Unwanted Ink

If you Google tattoo removal methods, you’ll see a long list of options pop up, but the truth is that many methods are very unsafe and ineffective. Plus, they often lead to long-term and irreversible side effects (like scarring or infection) for a few reasons.

If you want to erase your tattoo and start fresh, laser tattoo removal is your best and safest option. At MEDermis Laser Clinic, we use the Spectra Pico Plus laser system by Lutronic, the most superior tool in tattoo removal today. This laser system allows us the versatility to combat a wide range of colors, inks, and tattoo sizes across various parts of the body.

If you look through the news over the last few years, you’ll see famous football players, TikTok stars, people interested in joining the military, and even police officers who are erasing their old ink. Whether you didn’t initially understand the symbolism behind your controversial tattoo or you regret walking around with a symbol that could cause others harm, laser tattoo removal is a wonderful option.

The Most Effective Tattoo Removal Method

While there are many trends within the tattoo community, we hope that this is one that will stick around. If you’re interested in erasing old ink completely or enough for a cover-up, we can help. 

If you’re seeking real results, getting laser treatments by an experienced professional is your best bet. Laser treatments target ink particles in the skin and cause them to break up into smaller particles that your body’s immune system will dispose of.

When done with the right equipment and by a trained expert, you can get the results you’re after without any side effects. While you may feel a sense of urgency in erasing your controversial ink, it’s important to remember that quick and cheap methods simply do not work. When it comes to protecting your skin, it’s worth the wait! Our team of Certified Licensed Laser Technicians will walk you through the entire process, with your safety as the top priority.
Have questions about how laser tattoo removal works? Or are you ready to schedule your FREE consultation? Get in touch with MEDermis Laser Clinic today by calling our Austin clinic at 512-637-5277, the San Antonio clinic at 210-402-4030, or by filling out our online contact form.