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%). This includes over half (60%) of all women over the age of 18.
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 regrets. The amount of tattoo removal procedures models this trend, demonstrating an increase in 2011 of 32%, and an even higher percentage, 43%, in 2012. It is apparent from these statistics, and the increasing number of tattoos, that the tattoo removal market is growing at a significant rate.