December 2014 - Fallen Ink Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal – Time is Your Friend

So you’ve made the decision to remove an unwanted tattoo. Maybe it’s been a long time coming, maybe not. Either way, you’re not alone. More and more people are seeking laser tattoo removal as a way to reclaim their skin.

Many of our clients are eager to get started erasing their ink and are excited to start a new chapter in their lives.  As the leading laser tattoo removal clinic in Minneapolis, MN – Fallen Ink Laser Tattoo Removal utilizes state-of-the-art lasers to safely and efficiently remove tattoos of all colors. However, if you’re reading this post, you should know that tattoo removal is a process that takes time and patience.

On average, Fallen Ink is able to successfully remove tattoos in 5 to 10 treatments. Homemade tattoos tend to move quicker and are usually removed in 2 to 4 treatments.

In the early stages of tattoo removal, treatments are spaced 4 weeks aparts. As the ink starts to breakdown and lighten, we start to space treatments anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks apart to give your body ample time to process the ink and heal with the increased settings. Although the top layers of the skin may appear healed, the deeper skin tissue is still regenerating and remodeling its cells. Giving the body necessary time to heal delivers best results.

At Fallen Ink Laser Tattoo Removal we always strive for complete removal in as little treatments as necessary. To schedule your free laser tattoo removal consultation, please give us a call at 651.204.9232.

Top 5 Reasons for Removing Tattoos


There are as many reasons to get a tattoo, as there are to have one removed. At Fallen Ink Laser Tattoo Removal, we have the privilege to see some pretty unique tattoos (good and bad) that people have decided to part with. Although we never ask our clients “why” they’re getting their tattoo removed, many willingly share with us their stories and reasons.

Below is a list of our top 5 reasons people are getting tattoos removed:


1. Recent Break-up

Many people ignore the “Golden Rule” in tattoos – never get a tattoo of your significant other’s name and never get a tattoo that is meant to symbolize your love for your significant other. Although the thought and meaning behind the tattoo is admirable, in the words of Nazareth “Love Hurts” and can often times go sour. When the relationship does go sour and a break-up is the result, people want to get the tattoo moved as soon as possible.


2. Change in Interests

Tattoos are a great way to express someone’s personality and interests. However, as people undergo changes in life, so do their interests. All of a sudden that tribute to your favorite rock band becomes less relevant and more of a nuisance.


3. Maturity

Oh, to be young and dumb again…one of the more popular reasons people get tattoos removed. Pretty straight forward here, when we’re young we don’t necessarily think things through all the way and make more spur of the moment decisions. YOLO!


4. Career

Despite the fact that tattoos have become more mainstream these days, more and more people are having tattoos removed to help their chances in getting a better job or career started. Even the US Military recently tightened their tattoo policies.


5. Poor Quality

Not all tattoo artists are created equal. Some have more experience than others, some are more creative than others and some specialize in certain styles (ie. Japanese, New School, Realism, etc.). When someone doesn’t do their homework, they often times are left with a poor quality tattoo.  Believe me, I can speak from experience. Not only do I see this on a regular basis, I’m a victim myself. A made a spur of the moment decision – not to mention a poor choice of a tattoo – from an artist I did absolutely zero research on. End result? I invested a good sum of money to get laser treatments and a new tattoo! Do your homework.


If you’re a victim of any of the above reasons to have a tattoo removed and live in or around Minneapolis, MN call Fallen Ink Laser Tattoo Removal to schedule your free consultation today 651.204.9232

10 Most Tattooed Cities in America

10 Most Tattooed Cities in America

Have you ever wondered what the most tattoo friendly cities in America are? Well, to get a clear idea of which cities make the top 10 list, just take a look at which cities have the most tattoo shops per capita. completed a study that did just that and although it may come as no surprise to see places like Los Angeles, CA (#10), Portland, OR (#5) and Miami, FL (#1) on the list, it is a bit surprising to see Honolulu, HI (#8) and Kansas City, MO (#9) make the cut.

Although Minneapolis, MN didn’t make the top 10 list, The Twin Cities has a strong tattoo community that seems to be growing year after year!

To see the complete list of the top 10 Most Tattooed Cities in America – click here