Tattoo Removal Business Booming In N.Y.
Published : May 24, 2009
NEW YORK, NY – A New York dermatologist says tattoo removal procedures have increased in the city despite the struggling U.S. economy.
Dr. Jeffrey Rand, who founded New York’s Tattoo Removal Center, said increased competition in the job market is the likely cause for the recent increased interest in tattoo removal services in the city, the New York Post reported Sunday.
“People can’t afford to handicap themselves because of a tattoo in a tight job market,” Rand said. “We’re seeing a huge surge right now in people getting rid of their tattoos.”
Mercy College graduate student Mobeen Yasin admitted he was concerned how the script tattoo around his neck might look to potential employers.
“I can cover it with a collared shirt, but if I turn my head it sticks out,” the 22-year-old said of his body art. “I used to idolize rappers with tattoos. Now I don’t want it to hold me back from getting a job.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said more than 45 million people nationwide have at least one tattoo. Removing such body art means enduring monthly laser treatments that cost at least $200 for a nearly 2 minute session, the Post said.
Source : United Press International