Some remove tattoos for better chance at employment (video)

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

In the current shaky economy, finding jobs is getting even more difficult. For people with visible tattoos, the struggle to get hired may be a little more difficult.

That’s why many American’s are deciding to get their tattoos removed to help their job prospects. It is estimated that over 45 million Americans have tattoos and around 17% of those people end up regretting it.

The process of getting a tattoo removed can become costly and could take several laser treatments.

Doctors say many people make the mistake of getting a tattoo while drunk or in an impulsive moment.

But, tattoo artists at Holy City Tattoo in Charleston say they don’t allow people to make spur-of-the-moment tattoo decisions.

They believe forethought negates the need for removal and they make sure clients know what they are getting into, even turning people away if they feel the client is not ready for a tattoo.