Tattoo Removal Business Booming

Even though the procedure can be lengthy, painful and expensive, the tattoo removal business is defying the odds and surviving the recession. In this economic climate, most customers seem to be concerned their ink will get in the way of getting a job.

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene with news of an industry that's defying the odds and surviving this recession. It's the business of tattoo laser removal. The New York Post says it's booming in the Big Apple, even though the procedure can be lengthy, painful and expensive. Twenty-five percent of people who get tattoos removed are erasing the name of an ex. But in this economic climate most seem to be concerned their ink will get in the way of getting a job.

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