The Tattoo Taboo - Australia
Reporter: Alex Cullen / Producer: Paul Waterhouse 8 July, 2012, Australia
For some a tattoo is the most exciting decision of their life, for others it brings a lifetime of regret.
Once considered taboo, tattoos were mostly flaunted by footy stars, bogans and bikies. Now considered 'cool', many teenage kids count the days until they're allowed their first 'tatt' by their parents.
Australian model and DJ Ruby Rose considers her skin a canvas for tattoo art. For her, they symbolise freedom and beauty. Her first tattoo was not so much an act of rebellion but a statement of self. And the number of people who share a similar outlook is growing.
Check out the video - Michelle Van Der Horst from Rethink Tattoo Removal Gold Coast is the specialist performing the tattoo removal procedures.
TATTOO REMOVAL NEWS
Making Money Removing Tattoos
By Josh Hyatt @Money September 1, 2011: 2:48 PM ET
(MONEY Magazine) -- Marci Zimmerman was sitting in the stands at a baseball game one blazing hot afternoon in 2003 when she saw something that made an indelible impression on her. Surrounded by sweaty fans shedding their shirts, and "looking around at all the bad tattoos, I thought, 'Someday, tattoo removal is going to be a huge business'.
Charging $100 per four square inches of work, the salon took in $16,000 its first month; this June, sales hit $70,000, thanks to Zimmerman's marketing efforts. This year, she expects revenue of $400,000. Next year, with plans to open two more outlets, she projects taking a salary of $100,000, two-thirds of what she used to earn.
Time to Ink Again!
Mary Ellen Green, December 19, 2011 4:11 PM
After opening New Skin Laser Tattoo Removal at Urge Tattoos on Cook Street, the heavily tattooed, certified laser specialist is hoping he’ll encounter some of those embarrassed by their ink “ But the bulk of McKay’s work is for people who want their old tattoo’s lines and shading to fade, so they can revise or replace a tattoo they no longer want. “I’m seeing lots of people with names, wedding bands and tribal tattoos that were popular in the ’90s coming in. Now that it’s 2011, people aren’t as fond of those tattoos anymore and are looking to get them removed or faded so they can get them covered up with something more relevant to their lives today,” he says. “I’m not here to get rid of tattoos. I’m here to help people get the best possible tattoo they can get.”
Peter has done an excellent job at marring the two worlds of tattooing and laser tattoo removal.
Denver A-List 2012 - Best Tattoo Removal
August 27, 2012
Over the past eight weeks, Denver A-List voters have been hard at work voting for their favorite local businesses, places and personalities. Thanks to an incredible 57,000+ voters, Denver A-List nominees received 158,000+ votes. ReThink The Ink writes... If you have a tattoo you no longer want, you’re not alone. We are here to help you discreetly remove what you may previously have thought was permanent! This is why Rethink The Ink was founded. We want to set a higher standard with both our clients and the use of advanced tattoo removal technology, We proudly feature the advanced laser system in the world, The Quanta Q+C.
Congratulations Victor and Mary!
This is a collection of articles and events pertaining to the growing and profitable tattoo removal industry. We will also be featuring articles about students and some of the laser professionals that Lorenzo has mentored over the years. If you have an article that you think we may be interested in please feel free to email them to us here
Laser Tattoo Removal Gains Popularity
Emily Wax, Published: December 11, 2011
If tattoos are the marks of an era — declarations of love, of loss, of triumph, of youthful exuberance or youthful foolishness — then tattoo removals are about regret, confessions that those landmarks are in the past. They’re about the realization that whatever you believed in with such force that you wanted it eternally branded on your skin is now foreign to you. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo. Getting a tattoo, once the province of sailors rather than suburbanites, is so mainstream that tats are inked at the mall and seen on everyone from Middle American mothers to H Street hipsters to Hollywood starlets.
"40 percent of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo"