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Tattoo Breakup: How To Handle Your Ex's Name Tattooed On Your Body

by Michelle Austin

If you have your ex's name tattooed somewhere on your body, then you're probably regretting the decision. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you are sick of the reminder every time you look in the mirror. The problem is very common. Getting matching tattoos is romantic, and many couples step it up a notch by getting each others names permanently inked on their bodies.

Of course, at the time you never thought the ink would last longer then the relationship. Now that the other person is no longer your other half, the tattoo should go. Of course, you can keep it, but most people want to get rid of it one way or another:

Get A Cover Up

A cover up is tattoo lingo for a tattoo that incorporates and "covers" the original design. There are limitations to cover ups, but depending on the size and color of the original tattoo, they can be accomplished.

The main problems that you encounter when getting a cover up is that they need to be larger than the original tattoo and they usually need to incorporate the design. Many people think that you can just tattoo over the old tattoo. Depending on the color of the original tattoo, this is not possible. If the original tattoo was a light color, then you can change it by adding a darker color, black or navy.

If, however, the original color was dark, then you will need to have the tattoo artist incorporate the old design. A dark color can't be covered over by a light color. So, if you have your ex's name in black, Old English script, you can't have a pink rose or red heart placed over it.

You would have to have a pure black design placed over it, such as a black rose, or you would have to incorporate the script into a new, larger design. For instance, you might have a red rose encircled by a black tribal design. The ex's name could be incorporated into a tribal design. The issue here is that you would need to get a much larger tattoo.

Get It Lasered Off

If you don't want to cover it up, if you want a clean slate, then you need to head to a laser removal expert. People usually refer to getting a tattoo lasered off, but the process is much more interesting.

Have you ever seen a tattoo on a older man, maybe someone who got it while he was serving in the Navy many years ago? The tattoo will not look as bright and colorful as a new tattoo. The reason is that the body wants to destroy tattoos. The body looks at tattoo ink as an invader and sends white blood cells in to destroy it.

The problem is that the ink is too big for the white blood cells to remove. The white blood cells are able to chip away, year after year, however, and  carry pieces of ink away into the bloodstream. The result is that the tattoo looks old and faded.

A laser tattoo removal service utilizes the bodies innate desire to get rid of the ink by breaking the ink down into tiny pieces. The laser heats the ink molecules and makes them burst. This results in tiny particles of ink that white blood cells can remove.

The ink is then taken by the white blood cells and processed through lymphatic channels and then sent to the liver. From there, your body excretes the ink as waste.

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