But why would a patient need a tattoo removed? Dallas tattoo removal clinics remove many tattoo designs – here are ten of the very most common tattoos removed
1) Cursive name tattoos – these tattoos are written in the black/dark green tattoo ink and range in size from 1 inch by 1 inch to as large an across the entire torso. These tattoos are removed when a relationship is over, patient no longer wishes to offer the name of their partner displayed on their body, or the tattoo no longer looks as desirable as it did during the past.
2) Tattooed names written in block letters – similar to cursive names, but these tattoos are generally larger, with independent letters either filled in with shaded ink or empty. These tattoos are generally larger than cursive tattoos.
3) Rose tattoos – these tattoos incorporate red ink with green leaves and a stem. The red ink is relatively easy to remove with a Q-switched Nd:YAG medical laser, but the green ink is significantly more difficult. These tattoos are easiest to remove if they are older (5-10 years old) and on an integral part of the body that has received significant sun exposure.
4) Star tattoos – a very common tattoo that is either filled in or left empty. Some tattoos are black and some multi-colored.
5) Barbed wire tattoos – most common among male patients, these tattoos are often located on the upper arm in black or dark green ink. These tattoos are slightly more difficult to remove as a result of challenge in maneuvering the patient’s arm to completely remove the entire band.
6) Tribal tattoos – there are thousands of varieties, often with high ink density and contrasting colors.
7) Dragons tattoos – popular among male patients, these tattoos are often on the lower leg, lower arm, and back. Some dragon tattoos can cover the entire back and may take hours for a single removal session. Black ink is regarded as the common color, but multi-colored tattoos that are quite beautiful are often presented for removal.
8) Butterflies tattoos – women often present these tattoos, to be removed because the ink has faded and is not attractive, the body has changed shape and stretched the tattoo, or because that patient no longer feels the tattoo is part of their desired lifestyle.
9) Japanese/Chinese character tattoos – presented less frequently than commonly thought – these tattoos represent some message of wise saying, personal motto, or unknown but attractively-designed character. These thick and dark letters can be challenging to remove given than they are generally newer tattoos with high pigment density.
10) Tear drop tattoos – these tattoos are from the death of another person. They are controversial because while some tear drop tattoos were made to indicate the death of someone you care about, others represent or purport to represent that the tattooed patient has killed another individual. Tear drop tattoos are placed immediately below and sideways of the eye and are removed with caution due to proximity to the sensitive eyes.