Alert! Butterflies, anchors, Winonas, Billy Bob's, not to mention various ferocious-looking reptiles and flying Mighty Mouses are disappearing all over the U.S.! This is because tattoo remorse appears to be afflicting 17% of body inked Americans according to a study conducted in 2004 by the American Academy of Dermatology. (CNN)
This is good news for Dr. Scott Karempelis, dermatologist, who offers laser treatment for tattoo removal, and charges by the square inch. His technique is considered state-of-the-art, "It goes through the skin without damaging it and hits the pigment depending on which wavelength and which color you have, and it blows it into small pieces," he says.
So go ahead, get your tattoos removed and permanently non-express yourself to the world.