Musician Bobby Jaarsveld is in the process of having a tattoo on his upper arm removed and said on Instagram “[It’s’] not easy getting them off.”

“Think twice before you get tattoos folks,” Bobby captioned a photo from a tattoo removal treatment room.

In the post, Bobby explains that he has undergone 12 procedures in total –  sharing a photo of the faded cross tattoo.

Speaking to Huisgenoot, Bobby says that he got the tattoo when he was 18 or 19 years old and was never happy with the result. Despite three attempts to have it corrected, he was never satisfied with how it turned out.

“It bothered me because it was never well done,” he said.

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According to Bobby, he has “nothing against tattoos,” and will undergo one final treatment to have it removed. If the procedure leaves a scar, Bobby says he will have the mark covered up with a tattoo, with “strong meaning.”