A lot of people are going to use this as ammunition in the fight against tattoos, but I see it just as a heads up – just a little something reminding you to think twice before permanently marking your body. You know, making sure it’s really something you’re willing to carry around with you for the rest of your life.
Three years ago actress Jessica Alba got a tattoo on the back of her neck of a bird hovering over a flower. Now she’s having it removed by laser; a very painful – and expensive – procedure.
The faded etching was only just visible as she arrived at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival Party in LA with her hair tied in an up do. Laser surgery takes between three to 15 treatments, over the course of about six weeks, to remove all traces of a tattoo.
The mother-of-one, who is currently promoting her next film, The Killer Inside Me, still has two remaining tattoos – a bow on her lower back and the Sanskrit symbol for lotus flower, a padma, on her wrist.
I love my tattoos, and even if I one day I don’t think they’re so hot anymore, I’ll at least know that at the time I got them they meant something and are a marker of where I was in life.