It seems more people are rethinking their ink as the number of laser tattoo removal clinics in the city rises.
As the popularity of inked skin is increasing, so is the practice of removal with currently about four clinics servicing the community.
According to a 2013 survey of 500 Australians, by Sydney-based McCrindle Research, one third of those with tattoos said they regretted it.
The study revealed at the time one in seven commenced or were looking into tattoo removal.
Enlighten Skin & Laser Clinic is Wagga's newest beauty centre that opened about six weeks ago and offers laser tattoo removal.
Owner Naomi Zadow said as people mature or their workplaces change, there is a growing need for these services.
"Many people are looking at the cost and the pain involved with it and definitely more people are out there to improve their body image," she said.
"As people mature and lead different paths, many find that they aren't so happy with what they've done to themselves.
"Often their job choice is a factor too as tattoos might not be acceptable."
Ms Zadow said where they are located is often a common reason why people are seeking removal, with names rounding out as the most popular regretted tattoos.
"There are still a lot of young people who want their tattoos removed, because they might have done it on the spur of the moment, but many mature people wanting it gone too," she said.
"It's not a quick process and it depends on how the person got the tattoo: so whether it was done by machine or by hand, as well as the layer it sits on skin which will depend on how quickly it can be removed and the method that is used.
"It also depends on how big the tattoo is and the number of treatments they will need will also depend on how their skin responds to it."
Ms Zadow said an individual's health will also depend on how long the treatment will take.
"It's an acoustic effect; we shadow the pigment and then the lymphatic system takes it out of your body, so we don't want to overload the person's lymphatic system," she said.
"We don't want to cause any scarring either.
"No gain without pain as they say; it's not the most pleasant treatment, but it's very temporary, it only hurts as it's being done and the pain subsides and feels like a sunburn over the next couple of days."
Ms Zadow said the number of treatments can range from four up to 12 and ultimately depends on the factors mentioned above.
The Daily Advertiser contacted three other laser tattoo removal services for comment, but none returned calls.
As tattoo removal clinics rise, so too have beauty clinics.
Just five years ago these clinics were scarce in the city, but Ms Zadow said more education around beauty is likely the reason, rather than people becoming more vain.
"Gone are the days where people think they're only going to get a good treatment in Sydney or Melbourne," she said.
"The beauty industry is evolving so fast and quickly, the knowledge is there everywhere you look: newspapers and magazines.
"People are living longer and so they want to look after themselves; they're in the workforce longer, they're out socially and people are taking better care of themselves."
Also head beauty teacher at TAFE NSW, Ms Zadow said it has been a lifelong dream to open a one-stop beauty clinic.