Or have you done research on it because you thought of having it removed? Would you please share your experiences/thoughts/advice?
Have you ever had any ink that you were seriously unhappy with? What did you do about it?
I'm asking because I'm just doing my own info-gathering right now and I'm curious about your experiences . . . I went with DD#2 to a consultation for getting one of her tats removed. I'm quite impressed with her research that went into DD#2's choice of place for the removal. First -- this was the only place that had an FDA approved laser removal machine. Second -- was distance for travel even though other places (non FDA approved) would be a lot cheaper.
She has an appointment for her first treatment next week. She was told that it might take up to 10 treatments, probably only 5 at $200/treatment. Doc said "You're not paying for my time, you're paying for the price of that machine." Each treatment will take about 3 minutes.
OUCH! The tat cost $65! To have it removed will be $1000! That really hurts her feelings a bit, but she's really unhappy with the way it turned out. The tat is about 3" x 1" and done in black ink. It's less than a year old with a touch-up done about 3 months ago.
Don't get me wrong, D#2 thought long and hard about this tat. It's supposed to be a waveform of my voice saying "I love you, have a great day!" (something I say to her every morning when I leave for work and she asked me to record it) but the artist really screwed it up. It's muddy, looks nothing like a waveform and looks like an undefined dart. She even went back to the artist to have it touched up (at no charge) but it's still ugly. Which is surprising because she has another, earlier tat from the same artist that is absolutely beautiful.
It's too bad that you can't return tattoos like you can any other merchandise.