Tattoos are more popular than ever. More than 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo according to a 2007 Pew Research Center study. As the drivers of popular culture, some celebrities are becoming as famous for their ink as their talents.
The widespread acceptance of body art has also lead to a boom in laser tattoo removal. 17% of Americans who have one or more tattoo experience regret. Celebrities looking to say good-bye to their ink and get a fresh start have found great success with laser tattoo removal.
Why Laser Tattoo Removal?
The most common cause for laser tattoo removal is to remove the name of a former lover or significant other. Relationships do not always last as long as tattoos and can be a lingering reminder of a bad break-up. Celebrities tend to live more volatile and high pressure lives, which can translate to relationships. For this reason, break-ups are the most common reason for tattoo removal.
Angelina Jolie – The sultry star decided to remove the name of her former husband Billy Bob Thorton, replacing it with the coordinates of the birthplaces of her children.
Megan Fox – In 2011 Megan Fox began laser tattoo removal treatments to erase a picture of Marilyn Monroe from her forearm. Fox claimed that she no longer identified with the troubled Golden Age starlet as her reason for the procedures.
50 Cent – The rapper/producer/hip-hop mogul is removing many of his tattoos to focus on his acting career. “It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up,” said 50 Cent.
Johnny Depp – Following his break-up with Winona Ryder, and in keeping with his quirky sense of humor; Depp used laser tattoo removal to alter “Winona Forever” to “Wino Forever”.
Britney Spears – The pop star has made a partial comeback thanks to her guest appearance as a laser tattoo removal receptionist in the prime time sitcom How I Met Your Mother. This is ironic as Spears herself had laser tattoo removal to erase her own ink. Spears’ tattoos were Hebrew letters she received during her flirtation with Kabbalah.
Charlie Sheen – When Sheen renewed his relationship with Brooke Mueller, he complied with her wish to remove over a dozen tattoos from his body. This included removing the name of his ex-wife Denise Richards from his wrist.
Laser tattoo removal is safe, reliable and effective. The size, color and complexity of a tattoo can all impact the price and number of treatments needed to remove a tattoo completely.Tags: 50 Cent, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Megan Fox