After browsing the awesomely bad ink in our Tattoo Hall of Shame gallery, you might be a little embarrassed about the tribal butterfly landing on a portrait of Darryl Hall’s face you’re sporting on your lower back. Here are some of the top tattoo removal services in Los Angeles:
LA Weekly, our favorite source for escort service advertisements, voted Celebrity Laser Spa the #1 Tattoo Removal place in Los Angeles. Any business that uses “Celebrity” in their name is kind of stupid, right? We see it all over LA. Celebrity Tanning, Celebrity Car Wash. We bet there’s even a Celebrity Pest Control. (On a more serious note, Dr. Kaplan used to volunteer with Homeboy Industries. See #1.)
4. Laser Away
Jesse Metcalfe, the hot gardener from Desperate Housewives got his tattoo removed here. Kim Kardashian gets her hair lasered off here. If you want the celebrity treatment while you sit in a small room that smells of burning hair, look no further.
3. Dr. Tattoff
We don’t know how to feel about reality television star Will Kirby, winner of Big Brother 2 and besties with Dr. 90210 (Robert Rey) wielding a giant skin-melting laser. To each his own. If you prefer your doctors to be celebrities, Dr. Tattoff is probably for you. The good news is that if your tramp stamp isn’t gone within the number of sessions that you are quoted, they’ll keep working on it for free.
OK, so it’s not technically in LA… But it’s available at your local drug store. It was even in this year’s Academy Award Gift Bags! Maybe Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) wanted to stock up just in case she decides to go “method” in the next movie.
All joking aside, if you have a tattoo that’s either gang related or so visible that it’s hindering your ability to get a job, contact Homeboy Industries. They’ll remove that sucker it for free. There’s a long waiting list, but if you are ready to turn over a new leaf, they are a great resource to use.