There are thousands of reasons you may choose to have a tattoo removed, but the real question is, should you? Maybe you no longer like the design. Maybe you’ve grown out of it. Worst of all, maybe it’s just an all around awful tattoo. I like to think most people don’t just get bad tattoos intentionally, but I’ve also seen some pretty strange things in my life thus far so I won’t pretend it doesn’t happen. Luckily we live in an age of technology that allows us to remove our so called “permanent mistakes” at a cost, of course. While it can be quite expensive to have a tattoo removed, it can’t be any more than the cost of losing your dignity. It’s hard to put a price on self respect. If you think you might be one of these people and you’ve been asking yourself if maybe it’s about time to reclaim your life, I’m here to either put your mind at ease or tell you to have that thing removed as soon as possible. There are a number of reputable options for tattoo removal Portland, Oregon, and if you decide it’s about time to consider your options, just visit our tattoo removal category to find the best Portland tattoo removal shops. Let’s discuss my top 5 reasons you should consider having your tattoo removed immediately.

1) Your Tattoo Is Misspelled

This has to be one of the most frustrating outcomes. What’s even worse is you might not even be the one to blame, sometimes the tattoo artist is at fault. I would like to think anyone considering putting permanent ink on their body would surely spellcheck the design first. But, a quick Google search for “misspelled tattoo” clearly proves otherwise. If your tattoo is misspelled, it is often unable to actually “fix” without covering it completely. If you are lucky, you might be able to salvage it with a creative artist, but often times it’s simply a better decision to have it removed before your friends find out you might be illiterate.

Instant ragret

2) Your tattoo Is On Your Face

I’m not going to say every face tattoo is bad, but I do find them unnecessarily excessive. I have a hard time seeing a good reason to put a tattoo on anyone’s face. But if you have a face tattoo, and you love it, keep it. On the other hand, I think it is safe to say that most people don’t have a huge appreciation for face tattoos and the majority of the time, it would be advisable to consider having them removed for one reason or another.

Hopefully he can finally see what we see

3) Your Tattoo Is Poor Quality

I think this is one of the most legitimate and important reasons you might want to have your tattoo removed as soon as possible. Being happy with your tattoo is the most important thing, and if you get something that you immediately dislike, it very well may not be worth keeping. Often, a poor quality tattoo can be fixed with a more talented artist, but sometimes the damage has already been done and you just want the tattoo gone forever. This can usually be prevented by spending some time looking for an artist you like, and not cutting corners to sacrifice quality for price.


4) You Have A New Partner

I imagine at this point in your life, I don’t need to tell you not to get a tattoo of your significant others name. But if you are one of those people who have trouble making good decisions, this is as a good a reason as any other to have that person removed from your life for good.

He really loves Brenda

5) Your Tattoo Is Hateful Or Racist

If you have a tattoo that is racist in nature and you are not the only person in the world that has ever seen it, I am pretty sure I will not be the first person to tell you that you should have had that removed long ago. You never should have gotten it in the first place, yet here you are. Please do the world a favor and visit your local tattoo removal shop and have that thing lasered off immediately. most shops will even offer you a very generous discount to erase the hate. If you

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  1. Sarah November 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    This is one of those articles that makes me re-regret getting my boyfriends name tattooed on my shoulder…

  2. Steffen January 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hahaha that Brenda back tattoo is horrifying! There is no way that guy doesn’t regret that….Even if they are still together 😀

  3. George January 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I hate to admit it, but I fall in to two of these categories :/

    Who would you recommend I contact locally to get a quote on having it removed? Thanks!

    1. Tattoos Portland February 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Check out The Untattoo Parlor in the Pearl district. They do amazing work! Just give them a call at (503) 893-0102 to schedule a free consultation. Best of luck!

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