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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:23pm

As the tattoo business grows...so does the removal...BD 

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Laura Hathaway initially had no regrets after getting a tattoo on her lower back when she was 21. But now, 10 years later, she wants it gone.

The pharmaceutical sales representative from Atlanta, Georgia, says it doesn't fit in with her current lifestyle as the mother of a 2-year-old boy who just started to talk. "The other day I bent over and he said, 'What's that?' and it just confirms why I'm having it removed."

Dr. Scott Karempelis of Atlanta Dermatology Associates is performing a multitreatment laser procedure that will gradually erase Hathaway's tattoo with little or no scarring. The process is painful, expensive and time-consuming.

Tattoo remorse fuels boom for dermatologists - CNN.com

More about the removal process with lasers:  http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/09/20/berke.lasersurgery/index.html?eref=rss_heal

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