Top 5 Reasons to Remove a Tattoo | Tattoo Removal Clinic MN

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