We all make rash decisions we later regret, and sometimes those choices come in the form of permanent ink. According to a 2012 poll, about 20 percent of all people who opt to get inked come to feel remorse over their tattoos, while six percent will actually seek to remove their tatts (currently laser is the most popular option for tattoo removal, but that could be different soon!). Oh well, people change.
Khloé Kardashian is one of those people. The reality star and fitness buff got a tribute tattoo to her late father Robert Kardashian featuring a cross and the word “Daddy” written over the top in her middle lower back — a tattoo placement that has unfortunately come to be known in our pop culture vernacular as the “tramp stamp.” In her defense, it was and extremely popular location for tattoos back in the day and someone you know is probably still sporting some ink in the same spot. Hey, no shame in that.
Over the weekend, the reality star visited celebrity dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Spa in Beverly Hills. She posted this video of her visit where Dr. Ourian is zapping away her ink with a Q-switch laser, along with this caption: “Well @SimonOurianMD1 and I had a fun morning. The end of an era. Got this bad boy when I was 16, not so cute anymore. I should’ve listened to Kim when she told me, ‘You don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley.’ Bye-bye bumper sticker!! Thank you Dr Ourian!! You are the best!”
It’s completely mesmerizing watching the laser erase what at once had seemed permanent. Q-switch lasers are currently the gold standard in tattoo removal and it works by breaking up the ink into particles that are then absorbed back into the body. Most tattoos will require multiple visits to achieve the best results. Word of warning though: certain colors (like black or blue) are going to be easier to remove than others (like yellow or green).
But don’t let this stop you from considering some super sweet ink. The same poll we cited earlier says 83 percent of people with tatts love their ink and have no regrets.
What do you think of Khloé’s choice? Do you have a tattoo you want to remove? Tell us in the comments below!
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