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Tattoo Removal facts and FAQ

By January 16, 2013 No Comments

Tattoo Statistics, Facts and FAQ

 The most recent statistics for 2012 were released and are shown below.  Almost 40% of the US population between the ages of 18 and 40 have at least one tattoo.  Of the 40% it is estimated that up to 40% have some regret and want to remove their tattoo. 

For years, removing a tattoo was extremely painful, scarring and very expensive and not readily available.

Things have changed dramatically with the newest Q switched ND Yag laser that by TAtt-X and it is exclusive at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.

The Next Generation in Laser Tattoo Removal

TattX™ is pleased to introduce the next generation in laser tattoo removal services to the consumer. Based on the new FDA-approved Asclepion TattooStar Effect tattoo removal laser,  TattX is the industry’s most effective tattoo removal process available today. Previous tattoo removal technology has been very painful, has not been able to remove all ink colors and often causes scarring and other side effects to patients. TattX causes no blistering, bleeding or scarring and has been proven to remove almost all ink, including large and complex tattoo designs. TattX delivers on the promise of a safe, gentle and effective way to finally remove those unwanted tattoos completely, regardless of your skin type or color. Go to the TattX website for more information.

Until now, laser tattoo removal has been very painful and ineffective, often causing scarring, “ghost” tattoos and other side effects for patients while rarely removing all ink colors. TattX™ is the next generation in laser tattoo removal which will revolutionize tattoo removal in North America. The TattX technology causes no blistering, bleeding or scarring and has been proven to remove all ink colors on any skin type, including large and complex tattoo designs, with very little pain. TattX delivers on the promise of a safe, gentle and effective way to finally remove those unwanted tattoos completely. Whether you’ve outgrown your tattoo or just want to make room for better art, TattX™ is simply the most advanced solution to removing unwanted tattoos on the market. While other laser systems often require ten or more treatments, the TattX technology provides gentle and complete removal in a fraction of the treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of laser is used to remove the tattoo?

We use the latest type of Q switched Nd Yag made by asclepion.  We currently are the only center on the west coast with this advanced laser.

How many sessions that the tattoo removal process take?

Depends on the size, depth, quality, and handedness of the tattoo artist.  It also depends on the location on the body.  We generally tell our patients that it will take at least 6 sessions spaced out 2 months ago.  So most tattoo’s will take at least 1 year to be removed. 

Is it painful?

Our laser has been shown to be considreably less painful than comparable devices.  We dont use numbing creams because it alters the penetration of the laser.  The session usually takes less than a few minutes and most people dont think its as painful as getting the tattoo.

Does it blister and scar?

The old lasers all scarred and blistered but the new and improved Nd Yag used at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group does not scar and does not leave a halo or ghost tattoo.

What is the aftercare like?

Very simple, nothing!  Just dont have sun exposure.  Otherwise its businness as usual.

Tattoo Statistics
Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos $1.65 Billion
Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo 14 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 18 – 25 who have at least one tattoo 36 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 26 – 40 who have at least one tattoo 40 %
Total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo 45 million
Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S. 21,000
Average cost of a small tattoo $ 45
Average cost of a large tattoo $150 / hour
Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo 5 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who claim they are addicted to ink 32 %
Percentage of people who have some regret after getting their tattoo 17 %
Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed 11 %
Factors Considered When Getting A Tattoo  
Percentage of people with tattoos who think the reputation of tattoo artist or tattoo studio is the most important factor 49 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who think price is the most important factor 8 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who think a tattoo with a personal meaning is the most important factor 43 %
How People Feel About Their Tattoo  
Total percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel rebellious 29 %
Percentage of people with a tattoo that say it makes them feel more sexy 31 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent 5 %