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Australian Tattoo Statistics 2016

In the past Tattoos in Australia were just for the young and the rebellious. These days you’d have to live under a rock not to notice an increasing number of ‘inked’ Australians and a vibrant growing community of tattoo artists (and tattoo removal clinics).

How many Australians have tattoos? What percentage of women have tattoos? What are the most popular types of tattoos? We have the answers and other interesting 2016 Australian tattoo statistics right here. Enjoy our “Tattoo’s in Australia: The Facts” infographic! Read more

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Are your tattoos getting in the way of your Defence Force job?

What to consider when you’re Enlisting

If you’re considering serving in the Australian Defence Force, you might want to consider more than just your uniform before you sign up. While tattoos are becoming more and more a part of everyday life for young Australians, it might be in your interest to familiarise yourself with service guidelines.
All branches of the defence force maintain strict guidelines concerning tattoos and body art for its members to maintain the high standard to which they hold themselves which while similar in many regards are not identical. Read more

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10 Things You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

If you do an internet search for laser tattoo removal you might be easily overwhelmed with all the information and choices.

Here are 10 things you need to know about laser tattoo removal – read the list if you’re in a rush or follow the links to the detail. Read more

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Tattoo Regret: 10 Reasons Why People Remove Tattoos

Tattoos are more mainstream now than they ever used to be. There are now 1 in 7 Australians with a tattoo, and 40% of Americans between the age of 18-29 have one. At the same time “tattoo regret” is also on the increase. For many, it can be an empowering form of self-expression but some tattoos can outlive their relevance and maybe they just don’t connect to who you are anymore. Possibly your design wasn’t well thought out in the first place, it was impulsively done or maybe you have simply decided on a complete redesign. Read more

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Is Tattoo Ink Safe? Tattoo Ink Ingredients Explained

A detailed look into tattoo ink ingredients. Read on – you will be surprised.

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Do Tattoo Removal Creams Work?

Or is it just good marketing?

The simple answer is NO, tattoo removal creams do not work.

Using creams for tattoo removal can be tempting, given that they initially look like they cost much less than the cost and commitment that is required compared to laser tattoo removal using advanced tattoo removal technology like a Q- switched laser for removal. Read more

How To Fade A Tattoo

Fade Away! The Best Way To Fade A Tattoo

With the significant increases in people getting tattoos, the incidence of people wanting their tattoo removed or modified has also increased. Here’s what you should know before you fade a tattoo for a cover up or modification. Read more

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Remove Your (tattoo) Ink Well – Tropical Swamp Water Smoothie

Lymphatic Clearing Smoothie

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Not known for its beauty, this Tropical Swamp Water Smoothie will have your lymphatic system clearing out your tattoo ink in no time!

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The Truth About Laser Tattoo Removal Machines…

Be careful where you go to have your tattoo removed!

Laser Tattoo Removal Machines Explained.

Dr Catherine MacInnes, Renude Laser Clinic Director, covers all the things you need to know about the different laser machines presently being used for laser tattoo removal, including the different variations of Q-switched lasers. You will also understand why some companies who claim they can completely remove all tattoo colours are telling furfies because from a scientific perspective. The technology they use cannot possibly do the job. Read more

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You don’t have cancer! It’s just your tattoo…

In 2012, a Californian woman with cervical cancer underwent a body image scan and doctors noticed bright areas in her lymph nodes, suggesting her cancer had spread. But it was only after surgery to treat the cancer that they realised the real reason for those bright spots: her tattoos. Read more