US job seekers remove tattoos to find work

Employment hunters hope removing body art will make them more attractive to employers.

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    In the US, one in four people between the ages of 18 and 50 has at least one tattoo.

    With unemployment at nine per cent, for many the desperate search for a job now includes having those tattoos removed.

    At a cost of $500 to $1,000 dollars per removal, the process has meant big profits for a number of shops that specialise in the procedure.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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