A few weeks ago our local NBC station ran a video titled "Tattoos not so permanent for some with regrets". Here is a blurb from it:
Right now, people in their 30s are more likely to have a tattoo than younger or older adults. More women have them than men, according to a recent poll. "People want to express themselves show what they believe in ...show what they like," said Martinez. And when their enthusiasm of the artwork starts to fade, eventually they will want it removed.
"When the laser hits the ink it kind of shatters it," said laser specialist Tayler Rittenhouse. The laser breaks down the ink and the body flushes it away, and the number of sessions depends on the color and quality of ink. The closer it is to the heart, the faster it typically fades. Cost is based on the size of the tattoo starting at $100 per session, and customers say it is not a painless fix.
Are you tempted to get tatted now that you knowing that this procedure is available? Count me out on both counts. :)