Hi and welcome to the first blog for Geelong Laser Tattoo Removal by me – Jacqui Norton-Bee – I’m the owner and laser technician at Geelong Laser Tattoo Removal. We’ve been open for over two years now and in my daily work at our clinic, clients often ask me how I got into this business. My answer to them is simple really – I was just like you, I had a tattoo I wanted to get removed. I got my tattoo when I was in my early 20s. With a boyfriend who was a tattoo artist, it was only a matter of time before I found myself getting a tattoo. At the time I loved my tattoo – I thought it was unique and to be honest, I really didn’t think about the future and what I might think of the tattoo in years to come. Needless to say, the tattoo outlasted the relationship. Now, 20 years later, I’m married to a wonderful man and we have two gorgeous children – and I want to be rid of the tattoo. It is just a reminder of a relationship from the past that I would rather forget about.
Tattoo regret is a very personal thing. People would say to me, “Why does it bother you – you can’t even see it?” And it’s true, after all the tattoo is on my back and I rarely see it, but I know it is there. Although it isn’t actually the name of my ex, it may as well be – so strong is the association. It is just a constant reminder, and one I want gone.
This started a thought process about setting up the business, as I figured there must be plenty of other people in the same boat as me. So I completed the recommended study, got the best laser for the job and in June 2013 opened up Geelong Laser Tattoo Removal.
We wanted Geelong Laser Tattoo Removal to have a relaxed, non-clinical feel whilst at the same time maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and professionalism. Feedback from our clients suggests that we’ve achieved this and each day it’s great to be able to help people work towards their tattoo removal goals. I feel as though our clients appreciate that I’m going through the process as well and I have experienced what they’re going through. I know what it feels like to regret a tattoo and I know what it feels like to receive laser tattoo removal treatment.
My own tattoo removal treatment is ongoing and I’m happy knowing that soon it will be a distant memory.