Skip to comments.Tattoo Removal Business Booming As Fears Of Deportation Mount
Posted on 03/20/2017 8:16:38 PM PDT by TigerClaws
SAN PABLO (KPIX 5) An East Bay tattoo removal clinic says theyve treated a record number of clients since the election.
Some in the Latino community worry ICE agents will use their tattoos as an excuse to stop them and check immigration status.
The number of customers has doubled. Typically, people go in to remove an ex-lovers name or get rid of tattoos for job interviews.
But the fear of deportation is a new reason.
A lot of people dont want to be a moving target or even seen as a target, says Nora Ruiz of the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation. And for fear that they might be seen as a certain type of person or judged in anyway, people want to get their tattoos removed.
Theres no evidence suggesting ICE agents are targeting people based on tattoos but people with gang ties or criminal backgrounds are at risk.
It appears some people arent taking any chances.
Oh, suuuure, that MS-13 tat makes you SUUUUPER tough.
Right up until it might actually COST you something.
THEN it’s not so cool, huh.
There’s a really good book called Tattoos on the Heart about a priest who asked for and was assigned to the worst barrio in LA. One of the things he started was a tattoo removal service. I really recommend the book.
Getting an ID: SUPER hard, really expensive. Technical, tricky.
Getting a tattoo removed: A snap. Affordable. Uncomplicated, untroublesome
BEAM ME THE HELL UP..!
No tattoos mean they can afford their own health care?
I wonder if ICE might be interested in this place.
“Frito Bandito Mustaches And How to Remove Them”
$300 tattoo. $10,000 remove tattoo.
I wish I could have known about that.
I saw a pastor who started a church of former gang members. They removed the tattoo.
It’s actually an offense worthy of death to the gangs, btw. Not something to do lightly.
Beautifying America one ugly-ass tattoo at a time. Thanks, Trump.
Two things I hate more than anything: Tattoos and Graffiti.
ROTFL! President Trump still putting people back to work.
Reminds me of Johnny Depps unfortunate tattoo. When engaged to Winona Ryder he had a tattoo done which read “Winona forever”. Well, she dumps him and he’s stuck with the tattoo. Now, does he have the entire tattoo removed? Nope. Johnny goes in and has the tattooist put a small rose over the “NA” in “Winona”. The tattoo now reads “wino forever”.
They are the same thing only one’s mobile.
Its actually an offense worthy of death to the gangs, btw. Not something to do lightly.
That reminds of the penalty for leaving Islam.
Another place for ICE to monitor
That was my first thought. They want to get their gang tattoos removed, to be safer.
I’ve come to really appreciate the art work that goes into ‘some’ tattoos. I look them up on the internet, and some of them are truly amazing.
The problem is, I don’t like them on people.
Do it on an easel or a poster.
Here’s my major problem with a tattoo on me. I find that I really like some works of art the first time I see it. I will go back and look at it again over and over for perhaps a couple of years. Then it becomes passe. I move on.
I don’t want a piece of art on my body that I’m going to get tired of in a couple of years or less. Then what?
It’s also a possible tip off to someone being gang affiliated. If you’re not into the gang culture, you don’t know the ‘real’ tell-tale signs. For that reason I shy away from people who have them out here in California.
In other areas of the nation, perhaps that’s not as big a problem but with gang proliferation, I wouldn’t bet on it.
If they offend you or you'd rather I not post them to you, simply say so and I'll stop at once. I know you said you don't like tatoos, but I thought you might appreciate the art work in these.
As I said, I'm don't care for tattoos, but some of the artwork is impressive.
Art should hang on the wall- at if sags after time- just tighten up the wire.
Thinking of the SS guys who, after WWII, tried to get their tattoo removed from under their arm. The removal was just as obvious and they got nailed.
IMO, the removal of these tattoo would be just as evident, and be viewed as suspicious even though, in some of these cases it was innocuous.
First it’s the tattoos, then goes the Tiajuana auto accessories. Bye bye chrome chain steering wheel. So long dingleberry visor embellishment.
I can see a real opportunity here for Average American Makover Stylists.
Two things I hate more than anything: Tattoos and Graffiti
Me too! I hope we have people on the job to clean up the graffiti you just know will go on the wall.
When I lived in Denver, I helped start a neighborhood association. It was kind of a run-down area (we bought our 100-year old house for $33K). The first year, there was a drive-by shooting at the house next to us.
They also had a little girl, a toddler, who would walk around alone in just a diaper in the backyard in two-foot high weeds while her parents ignored her, doing drugs. (I called social services when I saw that).
Every Saturday morning, those of us in the neighborhood association would all go around and clean up graffiti. We did other things to improve the neighborhood, too. My husband and I also worked hard to fix up the house.
A few years later, when my Canadian husband got a job offer up here, we sold the house for $115,000.
Little efforts can improve things.
I hope we will have people to keep the wall clean.
One would think getting legal citizenship would be less painful.
>>> Art should hang on the wall- at if sags after time- just tighten up the wire.
LOL! As part of the radiation treatment process, I had to have three (and eventually a fourth) tiny black alignment tattoo dots made on me by the radiation tech. It’s just part of how they treat 3D flesh using 2D imagery to hopefully zap the right spot.
I remarked on several girls I knew who couldn’t wait until after MOS school to rock that first tattoo. I’m grateful I never got a butterfly on my boob or anything, cause you know that sucker will metamorphose into a praying mantis eventually. Luckily the tech was nowhere near with the inker for that one, or he’d have drawn dotted lines while he mulled it over...
Script: Many years ago I developed an appreciation of pencil drawings.
Some of the tattoo drawings remind me of the genre.
Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazard)
Wouldn’t it be funny if they found that tattoo-removal doctors were financing the establishment of tattoo parlors next door to bars?
Oh that hit me right in the funny bone - thanks for sharing. Still laughing
More jobs for Americans, LOL!
Amen to that
After he rode the Clinton pole for Hillary, no one trusts Comey, and everyone knows he does nothing but lie.
I did not, but I appreciated it like you did when I saw it.
Give me a moment. I have a cleaner version, if I can get back to it.
I’ll post it.
It is an excellent drawing!
There’s something about the bull dog look in the pencil drawing of him in the post I’m linking this to, that appeals to me more.
They are both good, and I can see folks liking the one you two do better.
I would encourage you to right click view, to see larger versions. You may not have tried that to this point.
Not sure if you ventured far enough to see this version of the one you liked.
I mean to link to this one in 44, but by accident linked to 45.
I meant to link to this one in 44, but by accident linked to 45.
Guess I’m getting tired. I posted this to myself the first time.
No problem, FRiend... Getting tired myself. I just always want to answer people who take the time to post to me. :)
Take care! All the best to you and yours. Sleep well! :)
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