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    Survey reveals tattoo and tattoo removal behaviors

    Having a tattoo removed doesn’t mean an end to one’s motivation to be inked. In fact, 83% of people who have had a tattoo removed claim they’re planning on getting a new tattoo. Among the tattoo removers, 81% say getting another tattoo is more likely because they know they have the option of removing it, according to a recent survey by PicoWay tattoo removal laser (Syneron Candela).

    PicoWay released some of the findings of a proprietary survey of 250 people who had one or more tattoos removed and 100 people who are thinking about removing one or more of their tattoos. The survey was fielded from September 29 to October 6, 2016, according to PicoWay media relations.

    The Greatest Barriers to Tattoo Removal

    The greatest barriers to having tattoos removed? According to those in the survey who are considering it, pain and cost. Most people (77%) waited at least a year before having their tattoos removed. And while 82% of tattoo removers went to a medical professional, including a dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon or other medical professional, for the removal of their tattoos, some went to tattoo artists, friends or tried to remove the ink themselves, according to the survey.

    NEXT: Reasons for Tattoo Removal

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...

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