Tattoo removal helps erase the past

Tattoo removal helps erase the past

There are 12 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Jun 14, 2009, titled Tattoo removal helps erase the past. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

During this tumultuous economy, there is no doubt jobs are hard to find. Securing employment may be even harder for individuals with obvious tattoos on their hands, neck, arms and other visible places.

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Nikin

Woodland, CA

#1 Jun 14, 2009
This program sounds like a good thing for those who qualify under the current guidelines, but what about help for those, who, like myself, don't meet the age requirements? I am also a former parolee (2 years since discharge)and full of highly visible gang-related tattoos. I'm well-educated and motivated to secure gainful employment, but once interviewers catch a glimpse of my tattoos, I know any chances of my being hired go right down the drain...regardless of my qualifications and suitability for the position.
metalgod

Stockton, CA

#2 Jun 14, 2009
thats why you have to use your brain! its common sense.i got tats at age 17, am 42 now.i used common sense. dont put em on your face dumb ass! see, stereo typing is based on facts!
Nikin

Woodland, CA

#6 Jun 15, 2009
They're not on my face, you little dumb-f*** b****! Your comment sounds like something only a stupid, ignorant b**** would say.
concerned citizen

San Jose, CA

#7 Jun 25, 2009
I think this is a great idea for adults to erase their past, but I also think young adultd need to understand that they are responsible for themselves when it comes to getting a tattoo. Many young adults are in school today training for certain positions that are very conservative. Dentistry, for example, does not not permit their employees to have visible tattoos. I have never seen in my career any dental assistant with tattoos on their arms. They do not realize that the dental and medical profession are made up of very highly educated, skilled personnel. Someone who has tattoos just will not fit in!
Mother of one

Courtland, CA

#8 Jun 26, 2009
I Agree with Nikin...Metalgod is very ignorant and rude!!
Whatever

United States

#9 Jun 26, 2009
metalgod wrote:
thats why you have to use your brain! its common sense.i got tats at age 17, am 42 now.i used common sense. dont put em on your face dumb ****! see, stereo typing is based on facts!
Kids do stupid things and if this helps erase one or two stupid things so they can get ahead in life, I think it is wonderful!
NikiN

Woodland, CA

#10 Jun 29, 2009
Funny you should mention the dental/medical fields, because not only do I have all these stinkin' tattoos, I'm also a former RDA. The issue of my tattoos wasn't really a big deal though because we were required to wear long-sleeved smocks while working with patients. However, I'm not interested (and probably couldn't have my license renewed due to my prison record)in returning to the dental field. By the way, my RDA license and tattoos were all obtained prior to my incarceration, which was not drug or theft related.
Bruce Wee

Camino, CA

#11 Jun 29, 2009
I have several tattoos and plan on getting more. I won't need someone else to pay for the removal because I won't be tattooed where you will see them when I wear shorts or a tshirt. They are hidden unless I want you to see them. I got my first tattoo at 18 and even then I knew I didn't want to advertise to the world. We all have to deal with the decisions we make, good or bad. Why should the tax payers (ME) have to pay to have someone elses bad decisions erased, I already pay to have gang members incarcerated. So now I'm getting it coming and going. When does it stop.
Prospector

Atascadero, CA

#12 Jun 30, 2009
Nikin wrote:
This program sounds like a good thing for those who qualify under the current guidelines, but what about help for those, who, like myself, don't meet the age requirements? I am also a former parolee (2 years since discharge)and full of highly visible gang-related tattoos. I'm well-educated and motivated to secure gainful employment, but once interviewers catch a glimpse of my tattoos, I know any chances of my being hired go right down the drain...regardless of my qualifications and suitability for the position.
Nikin, My sis told me about a free gang tattoo removal program she saw on TV. Could you please tell the specific details of the program, or any gang tattoo removal program for adults when you hear about them? Thanks for any info. you can provide.
Tax payer

Camino, CA

#13 Jun 30, 2009
Prospector wrote:
<quoted text> Nikin, My sis told me about a free gang tattoo removal program she saw on TV. Could you please tell the specific details of the program, or any gang tattoo removal program for adults when you hear about them? Thanks for any info. you can provide.
You should be out prospecting for a job so you can pay for your own tattoo removal instead of playing on the internet.
Soldier_Steve

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jul 2, 2009
Nikin wrote:
They're not on my face, you little dumb-f*** b****! Your comment sounds like something only a stupid, ignorant b**** would say.
Maybe it was your attitude!
Bruce Wee

Camino, CA

#15 Jul 3, 2009
Soldier_Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it was your attitude!
Mabey it's her attitude AND foul mouth.

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