National Tattoo Removal Day was founded to bring awareness to the laser tattoo removal industry, support individuals interested in removing their unwanted ink, and recognize the businesses and practitioners that provide and perform laser tattoo removal. National Tattoo Removal Day is recognized on August 14 because it is six months prior to Valentine’s Day, which is typically how long it takes to remove an unwanted name tattoo. Most medium, black ink script tattoos, like an ex-partner’s name, can start laser tattoo removal treatment on August 14 and be completely removed by Valentine’s Day.
“Laser tattoo removal is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures we offer,” said Tyffanie Rogers, owner of Blacklist Laser & Cosmetics in Joplin, MO. “It’s exciting to have a day of recognition for this innovative procedure.”
People from various professional backgrounds now offer laser tattoo removal due to the growing demand, including physicians, tattoo artists, medical spas, and even licensed entrepreneurs. Patients of all skin types, genders, and ages get laser tattoo removal for a number of motivations unique to their tattoo.
“Laser tattoo removal is an exciting procedure that has positively impacted many of my patients,” said Dr. Robert Burke, owner of Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Ann Arbor, MI. “I’m glad national attention is being brought to this innovative procedure and the superior removal results it delivers.”
National Tattoo Removal Day is the perfect opportunity for individuals to finally remove their unwanted ink and for laser tattoo removal providers to offer special promotions. Laser tattoo removal can also be celebrated by patients that have already removed an unwanted tattoo by posting their before and after photos.
History of Tattoo Removal Day
In part, Tattoo Removal Day rose directly in response to Tattoo Day. With thousands of people unceremoniously inking themselves up came an annual uptick of regret. It’s no coincidence that Tattoo Removal Day tends to happen not too long after Tattoo Day.
In fact, Tattoo Removal Day has been traditionally celebrated one month, or thirty whole days after Tattoo Day since that’s the first day that you’re allowed to remove a tattoo after it has been applied.
Tattoo Day is also positioned some time after Valentine’s Day, addressing one of the most common causes of wanting a tattoo removed: heartbreak. With jilted lovers and newly independent solo adventurers also comes a host of tattoos that are suddenly a reminder that we don’t want rather than a celebration of enduring love.
However, the day grew to be more than a tongue-in-cheek response to another marked day of the calendar. It also came to draw awareness of the millions of people with unwanted ink that there are, indeed, ways to remove it as well as practitioners who can do it safely.
There are plenty of people regretting a tattoo and still not enough people realise that there are providers who can do it for them. As such, spreading awareness of a safe, healthy method done by a licensed professional can prevent people from taking those efforts into their own hands.