Why Choose Regrettable.Ink
Dr. Wetherington
Hello, my name is Dr. Marc Wetherington and I am the Medical Director of Horizons Plastic Surgery, the parent company of Regrettable.Ink. I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have been in clinical practice since 1988; I am a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc.. My plastic surgical practice has included over twenty-five years of experience with medical-grade lasers.
Regrettable.Ink is a specialized, niche service at Horizons Plastic Surgery, a ‘state-of-the-art’ cosmetic surgical center, certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). I apply the same standards of excellence in my tattoo removal services as I do in my surgical practice.

When patients visit Regrettable.Ink, they enter a facility dedicated to the highest quality of medical care possible. You can be comfortably assured that the rigorous standards required for certification by the AAAASF set us apart from other laser tattoo removal facilities. These include, but are not limited to, exemplary professionalism, confidentiality, safety, continued medical education, respect for all people, responsible record keeping, strict compliance with HIPAA regulations and adherence to the licensure regulations of the Georgia Composite Medical Board.

Regardless of your motivation, if you are planning laser tattoo removal, remember that it is a true medical procedure. Lasers used for tattoo removal are extremely powerful and can cause severe injuries and/or complications. Safety and ‘quality of care’ should be the most important factors you consider in deciding on a facility, and a medical provider.

At Regrettable.Ink, pain management is a priority and we will take appropriate steps to minimize your discomfort. Over the years, I have formulated a topical anesthetic cream, compounded at Winslette Pharmacy in Rome, that consistently reduces pain for my hair removal and skin rejuvenation procedures. Also, cooling of the skin is an integral part of pain reduction; patients may also benefit from the inhalation of a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide/oxygen (Nitronox). The most effective method of giving patients a ‘pain-free’ experience is to inject the treatment area with 1% Lidocaine, a safe, efficient local anesthetic.

Regrettable.Ink is ‘cover up’ friendly. My staff and I will work directly with your tattoo artist to prepare your skin for a successful ‘cover up’ or a new piece of body art. Bold or dark tattoos can be harder to disguise in a new design but, with our customized treatments, we can remove all or part of your ink. And, soon you will be ready for your new tattoo.

Consultations are complimentary and our pricing is competitive. Regrettable.Ink specializes in giving you the fresh start that you desire and deserve! You really can ERASE THE PAST. Your future is one telephone call away. I look forward to your visit.

Marc Wetherington M.D.
Medical Director

Regrettable Ink

Find Us

406 East Second Ave
Rome, GA 30161

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons