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    You need to be 1000% sure before getting it or you will have regret.

    Have you thought of having it elsewhere? Maybe speak to a tattoo artist for advice of size and placement as well.

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    How big is it? I think the smaller, the less regret there is and the easier to remove.

    I got approx 10 tattoos in my late teens / early 20s. I've had all but 1 removed... The one I kept was the most recent and smallest. It's on my wrist, all those I removed were on my back.

    It cost me a fortune to have them lasered off, and it's painful.

    That said, I'd still get another and plan to get something for DS when I think of something meaningful.

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    I have something meaningful but I'm struggling for a location. I want to see it, but I'm also mindful that I don't want anyone else to.

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    I have a tattoo that I'd love to get but I'm too much of a wuss to actually go and get it! Maybe in time. My DH has four. I think if you're not 100% certain yet then you shouldn't do it. It's hard to undo if you change your mind!
    @lileitak I'm curious as I've never seen it in person before...how effective is the tattoo removal? Can you still see where your tattoos were/what they were? Or are they totally gone?

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    @besha - it's pretty much gone. I had a pretty big area done; a 3 part tribal thing on my mid & lower back (hello tramp stamp!), and a fairly large tribal heart thing on my upper back, with a random smaller one above that. So, there are some areas where it's entirely gone, and some where you can still see a faint line. It varies by who did the tattoos (how hard they were), the ink etc. I could continue to go over the spots where there is still a faint shadow - and might at some point. But I'm busy having babies, so it's too hard at the moment.

    Success of the removal has to do with the type of laser used, and how many sessions. Also time between session to heal. You need certain lasers to remove certain colours. The most common is the one that removes black / green ink. I've only ever had it done by a doctor, at a place who specialises in lasers. It's more expensive than the places that advertise, but so much safer.

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    I agree with others who have said if you're not 100% then wait and keep thinking about it. I got a bad as$ sexy as heck tramp stamp at a 16 and ended up getting a cover up done over the last couple of years. I now have a large Japanese inspired piece that cover 1/3 of my back. Before the end of the year I plan on having my whole back covered. My tattoo is for me and the art represents my infertility journey I don't care that no one sees it.

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    I was 100% sure about getting mine when I did, and yet I still regret it - and it's huge and ugly (IMO) and can never be removed. So even if you are sure now, doesn't mean you'll love it in ten years! I wish I'd never gotten inked.

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    I wanted one soooo badly for years but never got around to it. Now I'm so grateful for that! Proudly ink free!

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    I have tattoos that I got done in my late teens. At the time I sat on them for over a year before going ahead...knowing I loved them. I did get them in places that I could easily cover, and they're small. I don't regret them, but I certainly wouldn't choose them now. One is quite stupid actually, and I could easily cover it or have it removed...but I don't care enough to do that.
    I have no desire to get any more tattoos, but I think if I didn't have the ones I have, then I'd want one or two. My tattoos represent who I was in my late teens and early 20's. I'm okay with that reminder. I don't really pay any attention to them. If they were in a more obvious place I might regret them, though.

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    Sort of off topic but this is the first time I've ever read/seen people say they regret their tattoos! I've always wondered if people do.

    Im way too scared of needles to line up but I do think if your hesitating you're probably not ready to commit.


 

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