What’s the standard age for getting one’s very first tattoo? The answer may surprise you. Although I often hear patients say “I got it on my 18th birthday” the truth is more and more young children are getting tattooed by their friends or doing it themselves. I’ve treated many patients who got their 1st tattoo when they were as young as 12 years old!
As a nurse and healthcare provider, my heart goes out to any child who feels that permanently tattooing their beautiful young skin will make them feel better. The stories I hear from kids with tattoos are heart breaking. For that reason, I will soon be launching an effort to begin PicoSure laser tattoo removal on young children who can’t sign a consent form for treatment themselves because of their age and who also couldn’t otherwise afford treatment. Children have it hard – we’ve all been there – and living with the stigma of a tattoo as a child only makes it worse regardless of the reason it was inked. To see how you can help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s save some of our most precious children from their unfortunate mistakes.
I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.