The London 2012 Olympics have entered their 5th day. In the past few days, tattoos have become a part of the Olympic phenomenon. And the Olympic rings, the logo representing the continents of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe, is one of the most popular tattoos proudly shown on many of the athletes bodies.
Athletes have the Olympic rings etched into their skins for different reasons. Some are simply inspired and like to show their passion to the Olympic spirit; some want to reveal an incredible experience or to remember a glorious moment; others wish to express their patriotism — they usually get the Olympic rings inked along with their country’s name or flag.
Though many people realize that tattoos could eventually become a regret and require multiple tattoo removal procedures later on, more Olympic athletes, Olympic fans and Olympic hopefuls continue to get inked. And the Olympic rings tattoo is definitely one of the most popular, garnering tons of attention from friends, family and fans. The following are just some of our picks among a huge list of athletes sporting Olympic tattoos
Though the art of tattooing has become more popular and even mainstream, there are many people who begin to suffer from tattoo remorse. The following is what we have discovered to be the top five reasons for ridding yourself of that once cherished tattoo:
1. Trouble in Paradise?
At Q Esthetics, we perform thousands of laser tattoo removal each year and having a past partners name removed tops our list. The unfortunate reality of a break-up is hard enough without having a constant reminder of your Ex inked on your body. Some say that lovebirds may do this on impulse but should consider it the kiss of death. We definitely believe in love but it would be wise to think twice before having Mr or Misses Wrong forever displayed for the whole world to see.
2. Want that Dream Job?
Many people experience an unfair disadvantage when it comes to job-hunting because they have a visible tattoo. While discreet and modest tattoos are acceptable at most organizations some companies may frown upon noticeable body art. Losing the chance to land your dream job before you even open your mouth can be avoided and is a close second to our top reason.
3. Not so Cool Anymore?
People tend to follow trends. Unfortunately, change is inevitable and what you had considered to be cool years ago may now seem unappealing. We are all too familiar with this popular phrase: I’m in my forties and this was so cool in my twenties, but now I want it gone!
4. Looking for a Fresh Start?
Let’s go back to what was said, change is inevitable, and this includes ones lifestyle. Everything changes over time and the need for self-discovery and improvement is an essential part of life. Lifestyle change often involves letting go of unsavory habits, a recent marriage, a new career path, children or newly acquired beliefs and spirituality.
5. Not Exactly What You Had Envisioned?
Tattooing is considered an art form, however, some artists may not be as skilled and precise as assumed. Sometimes the wrong design, mistaken positioning or poor skill level of the artist will cause dreaded tattoo remorse. A poorly applied tattoo could be a daily reminder of that unhappy experience.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with those unwanted tattoos. Laser Tattoo Removal can give you that peace of mind by drastically reducing the appearance of tattoos on all skin types.
Last summer I made two mistakes, and got a small pair of ‘scissors’ tattooed onto my index finger, which has faded a little…also on my wrist i got about a two inch long tattoo of a ‘key’ it’s black outlined but the inside is shaded with white and grey. They bothered me so much that I decided to have them removed ASAP. Having compared many options, I concluded that the Q-Switch laser would be the best solution. I chose Q Esthetics Laser Clinic because it is one of the earliest clinics that perform laser tattoo removal in Toronto. It turned out that my decision was right. They did great jobs for me. Those unwanted tattoo on my finger and wrist now are almost invisible after 6 visits. Highly recommend Q Esthetics to everyone with tattoo remorse.
Vlad Z. from Brampton – Laser Tattoo Removal (Oct. 2011)
Here is my crazy story: about 2 years ago, I attended a party and drinking a lot. One of my friends dared me to have a tattoo. Then a ‘tattoo artist’ got a tattoo on my arm. I regretted over it right next day when I waked up. I come to Q Esthetics Laser Clinic about months ago and got the tattoo completely removed after 5 laser treatments. Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job for me. I highly recommend Q Esthetics to everyone who wants a success and happy laser tattoo removal. Believe me – it was worth every penny.
Ryan B. from Etobicoke Laser Tattoo Removal (Jun. 23, 2010)