As the trend for tattoos and piercings became more mainstream over the last 15 years, millennials opted for body art in greater numbers - bigger piercings, bolder tattoos and even expanders to make their earlobes bigger.
But according to a facial plastic surgeon based in New Jersey, US, millennials - or those who reached young adulthood around the year 2000 - are now living to regret their early body modifications – and are coming to him to get them fixed.
“These are large earring holes, larger than the usual stud hole. When the earlobe and other parts of their bodies are expanded, they have trouble in the classic workforce,” Dr Milgrim explains.
“Nose piercings, ear piercings … and tattoo removal, especially on the neck, where it's noticeable, has become popular.”
And fixing damaged ear lobes that have been stretched with expanders is pretty tricky to do. It is possible though, says Migrim.
Over in London, a laser clinic has seen a 25 per cent increase in the number of people wanting a tattoo removed between 2013 and 2015, according to Indy100.
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