by Ethos public relations
With the World Cup fast approaching a laser specialist has warned against football fans getting carried away ‘in the heat of the moment’.
“It’s not uncommon for football fans to have their allegiance to a particular football club or even a player tattooed on their body,” said Dr Kiran Patel, a specialist with Laserase Bolton, part of the largest network of laser medical centres in the UK.
“However, what may seem like a great idea when your club is doing well or when a player is something of a hero – can very quickly turn to embarrassment when the club fails or the player leaves,” he said.
Recently a Manchester City fan was left red-faced after having a tattoo on his arm proclaiming the club as European champions. But Kirk Bradley is not alone in having a tattoo nightmare.
“We regularly see clients who come asking to have their football tattoo removed,” said Dr Patel. “It can be quite a quick change of mind, when the club fail to win a title as in Kirk’s case – or it could take some time before they fall out of love with the club or the player that was a hero in their youth. A certain Mr Cantona was high in the removal stakes a few years ago!”
Tattoo removal is one of most popular treatments at Laserase which has the only purpose built laser clinic in the country. Whilst tattoos can be inked in a relatively short space of time, removing one can take months. The number of sessions depends on the number of colours used and the size of the tattoo, but having a tattoo removed by laser is one of the most effective ways to permanently remove it.
“There is always a story around the removal of any tattoo,” said Dr Patel. “With the football ones, we can usually guess right away what it is!”
Posted at 28th May 2010
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