“A tattoo that might be acceptable on a student isn’t really acceptable on a teacher,” said Don S., a Plymouth man who recently began seeking employment with his new teaching degree. “My evaluations are excellent – I had a fantastic student teaching experience and the letters of recommendation to prove it – and I get called for interviews. But once they see me?” He shrugged. “The ink on my arms is closing the door in my face.”
Even small tattoos can be deal-breakers in today’s competitive job market. For aspiring teachers and anyone else seeking employment in conservative settings, having a tattoo removed can make sense. “I have some tattoos that are very personally meaningful and I would never consider having those removed,” Don said. “But they’re not actually in places where the school system can see them. These forearm tattoos are the problem – and when it comes down to paying my bills or expressing myself, I’ll take being employable any day.”
Laser tattoo removal in Plymouth is both safe and effective. Laser treatment is preferred to alternate methods of tattoo removal because the laser works directly on the tattoo’s ink, obliterating it beneath the surface of the skin. The ink is dispersed into tiny particles which are flushed away by the body’s natural systems. The process takes some time: most people need between four to eight treatments for a small tattoo, with larger pieces requiring additional sessions.
Many times people are curious about what it feels like to have a tattoo removed. If you have a tattoo, you’ve undoubtedly been questioned by people who want to know what it felt like. Laser tattoo removal is the same way: difficult to articulate but definitely unique. It’s not nearly as intense as having a tattoo done. Your skin isn’t punctured or pierced in any way. There is a rubber-band snapping sort of sensation that many people report as their skin is contacted by the laser, but it’s not especially painful. If you’re considering laser tattoo removal you can begin with a very small treatment area to be sure you can tolerate it, and then plan accordingly.