You’ve probably heard by now that Pete Davidson, 27-year-old star of Saturday Night Live (SNL), is reportedly removing all of his tattoos. While there is plenty of speculation about why he might be going for a clean slate, another question is: “Is it even possible to remove all of those tattoos!?” Let’s investigate.
Davidson, a native New Yorker and star of Judd Apatow’s “King of Staten Island” (a semi-biographical movie about Pete Davidson’s life), revealed to film critic Mike McGranaghan that he is in the process of removing all of his tattoos.
In response to shocked Pete Davidson fans, McGranaghan gave some insight into a part of the reason why he might be removing his ink. “He said it takes 3-4 hours in the makeup chair to cover them, so he figured ‘it would be easier to get them burned off.’” Another article written by Page Six recognises that Lorne Michaels of SNL might be pleased, as actor and comedian John Mulaney previously relayed that Micheals isn’t a fan of the ink Davidson has. Our question still remains, why would that matter?
When it comes to tattoo removal, career pressure is a common reason for wanting to get rid of ink. Many of our clients come to us for similar reasons, particularly if they’re in careers that have appearance restrictions, such as military or flight attendant regulations.
As of right now, the jury is still out on exactly how many tattoos Pete Davidson got removed. However, there is noticeable fading from a lot of the color tattoos on his arms.
Yes, Pete covered his tattoo of Ariana’s bunny ear mask in 2018 shortly after their engagement ended. The location is behind his ear and he changed it to a heart.
With over 100 tattoos, Pete Davidson has no shortage of artwork to remove. If you’re unfamiliar with the tattoo removal process, Pete saying he would rather “burn” his tattoos off than cover them with makeup can sound alarming. However, tattoo removal (at least laser tattoo removal), doesn’t burn your skin– it just breaks up the ink in your tattoo so that your body processes it out. It’s true there are other removal methods, but laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective form of tattoo removal, which is our bet on how Pete is removing his tattoos.
Something most people don’t know about tattoo removal is that it takes multiple sessions over time to remove a tattoo. If Pete Davidson is doing laser tattoo removal, expect to see his tattoos fade over the next few months and years.
Pete Davidson’s tattoos may take a bit of time to remove them all, but Pete Davidson’s tattoo removal process is simple. To learn more about what this tattoo removal process can look like for you, visit our page on tattoo removal. Book a consultation to speak with a professional today!
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Thanks to our advanced PicoWay® technologies, we can work on even the more challenging tattoo colours that at one time would have been impossible to eliminate from the skin. It is even an alternative for those who have tried tattoo removal before, but gave up after seeing the poor results.
Most tattoos can be entirely removed using our lasers. Based on the specific characteristics of your tattoo, our laser professionals will be open with you about what level of removal is most likely to be possible for your tattoo.
Where the tattoo is located on your body and how much ink is present does have an impact. The further away from your heart and the more dense the ink, the longer it will take to remove the tattoo. For example, a tattoo on a foot can take significantly more sessions to remove than the same size and colour tattoo on the chest. This is due to the fact that the blood circulation is much better closer to the heart than in your foot (the same reason your feet get colder quicker than the rest of your body). The less circulation present to carry away the ink, the longer it will take to remove the tattoo.
Many tattoo artists encourage customers to lighten an existing tattoo before covering it with a new one. This dramatically reduces any chance of the old tattoo appearing through the new one. In most cases, a minimum of three to six treatments is all that’s required to lighten an existing tattoo.
Our tattoo removal team is among the most experienced coverup specialists in the laser tattoo removal industry and we partner with many talented coverup artists. Book a coverup fading consultation for your next coverup tattoo.
We’re on a mission to give you the most straightforward, easy and efficient laser tattoo removal experience. Your estimate will be entirely bespoke to your tattoo; the size, the colours, the ink. It won’t take long and afterwards you’ll have a plan to finally get rid of your unwanted tattoo and get back to being you.
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Every tattoo is different, from the size and age to the inks and colours used. It all affects how long full tattoo removal will take.
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