This week I looked into how to cover up or get rid of unwanted tattoos. There are many reasons why people want to cover up their tattoos in society. It may be because they can’t get jobs, their parents or someone in their life disapproves, or they got a tattoo of something or someone they no longer want to be reminded of. Whatever the reason may be, there are ways to help people either permanently get rid of tattoos or hide them for the time being. Surgery is always an option but it is expensive and painful. The new thing that is ‘affordable’ and works is removal cream and gel. In one of the articles I read it said that, “there has been advancements with tattoo ink “and that means it isn’t always so easy to just put cover up on. The cream or gel helps make the tattoo fade after using it consistently. It is not a quick process but in time the tattoo will go away. Even though tattoos are trendy some people that got them may regret why they got them and what they symbolize. Getting rid of a tattoo is like taking away a piece of oneself because it is physically on them, but in the end it is good to know that when people get tattoos, if they end up regretting them later, they don’t have to live with their mistake for the world to see.



Tattoo fading after using cream- photo by

5 Responses to “Research”

  1. kennethstukes Says:

    This is a interesting research post. Are you going to interview someone who has either tried the removal cream or had laser surgery? I heard the laser surgery is a painful process and expensive.

  2. tymacleod Says:

    Wow, I had no idea that there was even such thing as tattoo removal cream/gel. As someone who has been considering getting a tattoo in the near future, this is definitely some comforting information (hopefully I wouldn’t ever regret the tattoo, though). I definitely think this is something you should look into more – and maybe you could do a module on some statistics of tattoo removal, and the different methods of doing it. Along with that, I bet a lot of tattoo enthusiasts would argue that removing a tattoo is in fact like removing a piece of one’s self/personal history.

  3. lilymlee Says:

    I didn’t know that there were tattoo removal creams either, I actually thought they only had the laser removal system. How affordable is affordable? How does it compare to the laser removal?

  4. rhiannon86 Says:

    This is a really cool post. I just started getting into tattoos and it’s good to know that we don’t necessarily have to live with them for the rest of our lives. As far as the laser surgery, I’ve heard it’s extremely painful. I once watched it on TLC and it was crazy to see. I feel most pain for people who get huge tattoos on their backs or other areas on their body. It would be cool to see maybe a video on what the laser surgery is like? Great post overall, very interesting!

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