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If you've been thinking of getting a tattoo, read this first! Kelly Osbourne
has accumulated 15 tattoos over the years but, now that her style has matured, she no longer wants to be defined by her tattoos. Kelly says she'll keep the ones that mean the most to her, including one that she and brother Jack
share in common. But all the rest must go!
Tattoo removal is a painful and expensive process requiring multiple visits to a licensed doctor. Laser removal is the most common method, while less painful options carry a heftier price tag. Before spending the money and enduring the pain of removing an unwanted tattoo, here are some alternatives to tattoos:
- Henna Tattoo. A plant-based pigment is applied to and temporarily dyes the skin. It is commonly used in South Asian cultures. Since henna only dyes the top layer of your skin, it will disappear within a month.
- Rub-on Tattoo. The fun tattoos of your childhood have taken more grown-up form—Chanel necklace tattoo anyone? Fashion designers have started making rub-on tattoos to complement their clothes and lend a youthful air. Temporary tatts wash off in days.
- Semi-permanent Tattoo. Scientists have developed a new tattoo ink that isn't permanent. You still need to face a needle and the inks won't break down on their own, but these tatts only require one laser treatment to be completely removed.
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- UV Tattoo. Using a special UV-sensitive ink, these tattoos are invisible under normal light. Then, when you shine a black light over the ink, the design appears. This ink is quite expensive, but any design you choose will be more private and less obvious.