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When ink stinks

‘60 percent of people with tattoos have regrets'
“It's frowned upon by future employers,” said Lauren Thomas of Pagosa Springs. Here she undergoes one of several treatments to remove a small tattoo at Durango Dermatology.
Dr. Mark Gaughan of Durango Dermatology says a typical tattoo removal takes six sessions, with six weeks between each session. Professionally made tattoos with traditional blue and black ink are the easiest to remove, he said.
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
James Wharton of Blue Tiger Tattoo says the demand to cover up old tattoos is increasing. Wharton estimates 15 to 20 percent of the work he does involves covering unwanted ink.

When ink stinks

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“It's frowned upon by future employers,” said Lauren Thomas of Pagosa Springs. Here she undergoes one of several treatments to remove a small tattoo at Durango Dermatology.
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Dr. Mark Gaughan of Durango Dermatology says a typical tattoo removal takes six sessions, with six weeks between each session. Professionally made tattoos with traditional blue and black ink are the easiest to remove, he said.
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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
James Wharton of Blue Tiger Tattoo says the demand to cover up old tattoos is increasing. Wharton estimates 15 to 20 percent of the work he does involves covering unwanted ink.

"When I got the tattoos, the only anesthetic was tequila."

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