We're still in the middle of the tattoo boom. But eventually it's going to end, and you'll wish your right calf didn't have a picture of Tweety Bird and a random Chinese symbol you were TOLD means "happiness."
--According to a new study in the American Medical Association's "Archives of Dermatology", here are the four ways to make your tattoos EASIER TO REMOVE:
#1.) Stop smoking. If you're a smoker, there's a 70% lower chance your tattoo will be successfully removed after 10 sessions. The main reason is that smoking hurts your body's ability to heal from wounds.
#2.) Make sure it's small. Tattoos larger than 12 inches were much harder to remove than smaller tattoos.
#3.) Avoid blue and yellow ink. Black ink was the easiest to remove, with red and green right behind. Yellow was extremely difficult to remove, and blue was the toughest.
#4.) Avoid your feet and legs. Tattoos on the lower part of the body were more difficult to remove than tattoos higher up.
--Overall, the study found 47% of people had tattoos that were successfully removed after 10 laser removal treatments. 75% were removed after 15 treatments.