US job seekers remove tattoos to find work

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

    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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