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What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo Removed

Have a Tattoo You Don't Like? Here's What to Know About Getting It Removed

What to Know Before Getting a Tattoo Removed

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I've always said that tattoos being permanent is kind of like a blessing and a curse — the blessing being that a design that means a lot to you gets to stay on your body forever; the curse being that, for some people, "forever" can feel like a big commitment, and there's always the risk you'll regret getting it. Whether it's an ex's name, a basic butterfly, or a design that just brings up a bad memory, there are tons of people out there with ink they've grown tired of, but the good news is that there is another option.

Thanks to modern technology, it's possible to have tattoos removed via laser. If that's something you're thinking about either now or in the future, there are a few things you should know about the process. We spoke to a board-certified dermatologist about what you need to know before getting a tattoo removed. Check out what they had to say ahead.

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