One in five Americans has a tattoo. Not all of them are happy about it. Getting rid of bad ink, however, is easier said than done.

In this feature presentation, RealSelf explores the confusing world of tattoo removal. First, watch our short documentary, Disappearing Ink.

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Next, get the backstory about one of the tattoos RealSelf doctors say they remove most often: the so-called “tramp stamp.” In this short video, RealSelf explores the iconic tattoo, what gave it such a “bad” reputation, and why nobody’s opinion matters but your own.



Finally, find out which designs join the lower-back tattoo as ink people most often want removed, according to a survey of RealSelf doctors.

Related: RealSelf Exclusive: Tattoo Removal Is on the Rise — Here’s Why That Matters


Watch Disappearing Ink: A RealSelf Documentary