Tattoos have a long history, but recently there has been an explosion of mainstream tattoo popularity, especially in the last five years.

Tattoo removal popularityTattoo prevalence has been on the rise, and it is now estimated that 36% of 18-25 year olds have at least one tattoo; 39% of 18 to 30 year old women have a tattoo; 30% of college graduates have a tattoo; 24% of the general population has a tattoo.

Television shows, such as Miami Ink and LA ink, as well as a high percentage of popular cultural figures and athletes with tattoos shows us that tattooing is a mainstream element of American culture here to stay.

As a result of the popularity of tattoos, tattoo removal is the next big cosmetic procedure. Approximately 17-20% of people with a tattoo are considering having it removed. In addition, 36% of tattooed individuals over age 50 want to have their tattoo become a thing of the past.

A common reason cited for tattoo removal is that the tattoo features person’s name, often of a former flame or best friend. However, there are many other reasons removal, including the following: the tattoo was a bad-decision, tattoo visibility, lifestyle changes, degradation of tattoo appearance, and many more.

Over the past 30 years or so, tattoo removal was done using unsophisticated surgical methods leading to scarring.  With the recent advances in medical technology, the use of lasers has become the gold standard for tattoo removal.  Here at New Look Laser Tattoo Removal, we use the most advanced tattoo removal lasers and can safely and effectively remove any type of tattoo and almost any color ink – even those with difficult-to-treat blue and green coloring.

No matter what the underlying reason, the staff at New Look can treat your unwanted tattoo and give you a clean slate. Give us a call today a (713) 783-2000 to book a free consultation!

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