Tattoo Removal Advice - is it worth it for my situation?

I have a large tattoo on my leg with a small ribbon of text incorporated. The text is not in english as I did not want people reading it. I get it, I advertised it by printing it on my body. However it is a personal message meant to be a reminder to myself every day - I just didn't expect to get so much... show more I have a large tattoo on my leg with a small ribbon of text incorporated. The text is not in english as I did not want people reading it. I get it, I advertised it by printing it on my body. However it is a personal message meant to be a reminder to myself every day - I just didn't expect to get so much attention. I've had it about 3 years now.

I don't like explaining it to people (as a young lady I think most people use it as an excuse to start a conversation with me) but everyone has to ask. In fact, I once had a stranger approach me in a restaurant while I was eating to ask what it says.

Every summer I dread wearing shorts because I know someone is going to ask. No one comments on the rest of the design - just the lettering. Drives me nuts.

It is 8 words long, on a banner, no bigger than what you might write on a piece of paper. Is it worth removing the lettering and getting something more generic, should I black it out, or what? If removal is the option, how much will the total be for something small like that? Thanks.
Update: Edit: by 'not in english' I mean not in the english alphabet. I think that also adds to people's curiosity.
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