Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Tell us: We want your take on tattoo removal

Aug. 18, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
Laser Tatoo Removal
The business of laser tattoo removal has exploded in the last decade. (Staff)
  • Filed Under

Rules restricting enlisted with certain tattoos from commissioning as an officer or making warrant are rankling soldiers. And while itís true there is a waiver process in place, there are no guarantees.

However, there is another way to get around the rules: have the tattoo lasered off.

Tattoo removal is a big business. Revenue has surged 440 percent over the past 10 years to an estimated $75.5 million, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.

We want to hear from soldiers who have had tattoos removed. What was the experience like? How much did it cost you? Did it hurt? What did the tattoo look like, and where was it on your body? Was it worth it?

For those who would never remove their tattoos, tell us why. Do the tougher rules do anything to shake your convictions?

Please email your responses to Army Times Managing editor Tony Lombardo at tlombardo@armytimes.com.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Marine Corps Times

This Week's Marine Corps Times

Best federal contractors
The companies hiring the most veterans now

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook