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Interview with Tattoo Removal “Expert”

July 21st, 2008 by

Chicago Sun Times
has done an interview with a laser tattoo removal person (expert?).
Standard quetions & answers for most of the interview… removal for drunken, relationship, parent puhing the removal, bride to be or changing tastes…

Interesting tidbits

  • dolphins are removed the most (by this particular peron)
  • cost start at $150
  • 50% of people blame alcohol

This article is a perfect follow up to the Chicago Time one, about Women getting tattoos removed more than men. Approximately 6% of tattoo users eventually get them removed, which is not as high as I thought… I imagine a larger percentage of people just get them covered up with a new tattoo.

Interesting disparity in the article…”About two-thirds of them were women. And many said their tattoos had caused them embarrassment, drawn negative comments and created problems when choosing clothing to cover them up. A similar study a decade ago found that more men than women sought tattoo removal, the researchers said.”

Funny spin on the whole topic of woman getting tattoos removed from the UK’s Sun
“NHS primary care trusts will only fund tattoo removal if doctors agree the patient is at risk of psychological damage. Two years ago, sex-swap sailor Tanya Bainbridge, from Manchester, was granted free NHS treatment for her tattoos. Miss Bainbridge, born Brian and a father of nine children by three different women, was given the free treatment because she claimed her tattoos made her feel ‘unladylike’.”

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