We all have past experiences that we would like to erase, and for millions of Americans, this includes body ink. Research shows that the number of US adults who have a tattoo has increased to 45 million, or one in five (21%)¹. This includes over half (60%) of all women over the age of 18².
With the rise in tattoos, tattoo regret has also been prevalent. In fact, research has shown that 20% of individuals with body ink have tattoo regret3. The amount of tattoo removal procedures models this trend, demonstrating an increase in 2011 of 32%4, and an even higher percentage, 43%, in 20125. It is apparent from these statistics, and the increasing number of tattoos, that the tattoo removal market is growing at a significant rate.
1Harris Interactive, 2012
²Tattooed women outnumber men in a new poll, Reuters, 2012
3Harris Interactive, 2013
4 Study: Tattoo Removal Climbs 32% in Competitive Job Market, The Patient’s Guide 2012