Tattoo regret has been trending among those who have gone through the expensive procedure, with tattoos being a rage.
People are paying upwards of 100 dollars a pop per session of hurtful laser treatment to remove tattoos, News.com.au reported.
According to Sue Salmon of the Wollongong Tattoo Removal Service in New South Wales, the majority of their increasing numbers of clients are young women between 25 and 40.
Salmon said that reasons vary - anything from wanting to start a career in the army and relationships they've ended, to "I'm not that person anymore".
About 5 percent are getting them removed to replace with a new one, she said.
Here's how tattoo removal works. The laser shatters the ink of the tattoo and the body's lymphatic system gradually removes it from the body.
Apparently, there is also an option to simply fade a tattoo if the person would prefer it.
At the Wollongong clinic each client is screened for approximately 30 minutes before any procedure for a number of variables, including medical history, colour, size and site of the tattoo.
Skin type, colour and scarring can affect the number of treatments a person requires to remove the tattoo.
Heavy smokers are among those more likely to need several sessions as their poor circulation impedes the removal process.