We hear all the time that a tattoo expresses who a person is. The problems begin, however, when we outgrow the person who wanted the fairy on her shoulder.
The story of Kristine “Kai” Young, a radio program director, is typical tattoo removal news. Diving in at age 17 with a Japanese kanji character, Young soon collected a number of random black tattoos. Although she still loved and wanted to continue to get tattoos, she also knew the time for tattoo removal had come, as had a personal pledge to put more thought and effort into her desire to adorn her body with ink. The botched fairy on her shoulder was the turning point for her.
Sharing her tattoo removal news with Janice Miller Pika at Gampdn.com, Young said that epiphany made her want to begin again with unified tattoo art reflective of who she had become. Unfortunately, there was the matter of the “scattered, unrelated” tattoos on her body.
Young opted to have a trusted tattoo artist, Art Root, help her on her tattoo removal. Young reported to reporter Miller Pika, “Cover ups aren’t fun at all. Art tattooed this solution over the darkest tattoos I had. The solution lifted the ink and made it lighter. I did a good eight sessions of just that. Feels like getting a tattoo every time. Whenever my skin scabbed it was gross. Dry, black ink all over.”
If there is a next time, Kai, come to Blink Tattoo!