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Tattoo regret?


CNN

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 American Academy of Dermatology reports tattoo regret is common in the United States. Among a group of 18- to 50-year-olds surveyed in 2004, 24 percent reported having a tattoo and 17 percent of those considered getting their tattoo removed.

Check out the full article and video here…

Apparently dermatologists are seeing a “boom” in customers that want that tattoo they got when younger removed. But having it removed is costly and painful.

The video is cool because you can actually see a tattoo being removed. Ewww…

Question: What do you think is a good age to get a tattoo? Is there an age where the chances of regreting it later is slimmer?


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In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.

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