However, circumstances may change in a tattooed person’s life, and tattoo regret ensues. Then revising, replacing or removing the tattoo that has become an unwanted reminder of a now unpleasant association can and does become powerfully motivating.
Some changes may be as modest as correcting a misspelling, often in a foreign language. Or perhaps the outline or color of an object or scene that is still desired to be retained needs to be altered.
Some tattoos must be removed to qualify for particular jobs or newly sought-after employment opportunities. Then there are relationships that no longer exist or reminders of former affiliations or expressions of political or anti-religious commitments that have become intolerable to the tattooed person as they have evolved. At these moments and under these circumstances, tattoo regret becomes a powerful personal motivating force for people to seek tattoo removal.
If you do, you are not alone. 1 in 5 people regret at least one of their tattoos.