A survey revealed a spike in the number of people seeking tattoo removal
High number of Australians aged 20-30 want their regrettable marks erased
Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia found one in four Australians over 20 have a tattoo
Spelling mistakes and partner’s names among the ink being removed
| Updated: 04:39 EST, 8 August 2014 A spike in inquiries for tattoo removal has jumped 300 per cent Young Australians are queuing up at cosmetic surgeries and forking out thousands of dollars to have regrettable tattoos inked on their skin removed.
In Australia alone, new research has revealed a rise of more than 300 per cent in the number of inquiries from people looking to rid of the shameful marks inked on their bodies.
A survey of tattooed Australians, conducted by the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, has found that at least one in four Australians over 20 have a tattoo, but a third of these people have indicated they regret that decision.
The largest number of people opting to have a former partner’s name, spelling mistake or other regrettable mark removed are aged between 20 and 30.
CPSA spokesperson Catherine Porter said the results were a huge indication of the high number of Australians with tattoos that would rather be without them. A former partner’s name and spelling mistakes are just a few of the types of reasons people op to get tattoos removed “We know that over 25 per cent of the Australian adults aged 20 years and over have a tattoo,’ she said.’We also know that a growing number of these people have come to regret their decision.’She said some of the more common types of tattoos people have removed are names of a former partner and spelling mistakes.While she said it can take less than an hour to have the tattoo inked, the removal process is much longer and people need to consider the long-term repercussions of getting a tattoo. Angelina Jolie got the […]