This is why you should think long and hard before getting a tattoo. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 45,000 tattoo removal procedures were performed in 2013- a significant increase since 2011. We can probably expect that number to continue rising if tattoos remain as popular as they are now. Almost 40% of millennials have at least one tattoo, while 32% of Gen Xers have one. If you happened to make the ill-advised choice of getting your ex’s name inked into your skin and want it gone, be warned- laser removal treatments are pricey ($200-$1,000 per session) and painful.