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.
Laser tattoo removal businesses nationwide use National Tattoo Removal Day is a chance to host a special event, generate added revenue, and reward existing clients with special discounts.
Astanza is the leader in lasers for tattoo removal, hair removal, and additional aesthetic procedures. In addition to delivering cutting-edge medical laser devices such as the Duality, Trinity, MeDioStar, and DermaBlate systems, Astanza offers its customers a complete range of training, marketing, and business consulting services to achieve success in this growing field.
“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.”
- Astonishing Facts About Tattoo Removal The laser doesn’t actually remove the ink from your skin. The laser targets the ink and pigment molecules, breaking them down into small enough particles for our bodies to absorb and process.
- Once the pigment is broken down, you pee it out! The body disperses the ink particles into your bloodstream, which provides a medium in which to make their way to your kidneys and liver where they can be processed. After your kidneys do a bit of the heavy lifting, the remainder is released from your body through urine.
- A tattoo may get darker before it starts to fade The darkening is completely normal and is a direct result of the way in which the lasers impact the layers and tissue of your skin.
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 sometime 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.