The tattoo removal industry has grown 440% over the last 10 years. The industry is still growing and is expected to reach $83.2 million USD by 2018. It can cost up to $500 USD to have a tattoo removed; the cost of removal depends on the color(s) of the tattoo and how deep the ink sits in the skin. Tattoo removal is performed by a trained specialist using a laser, and a tattoo can be removed in as few as two to four sessions. However, some tattoos may take up to 10 sessions to completely remove.
More about tattoo removal:
- An alternative to having a tattoo removed is to cover it with another design.
- According to the Pew Research Center, more than 40% of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo.
- Regret is not the only reason individuals choose to remove a tattoo. Many choose to remove a tattoo when seeking employment or because they suffer from an allergic reaction to the ink.