Do tattoos and tattoo removal still carry an aura of negativity? For years tattoos were considered taboo and for the very artsy or the very disturbed. But today, we see tweens, teens and twentysomethings lining up by the droves for a dose of body ink. And now we see these same people getting older and flocking to removal clinics to erase their stamp of the past. Tattoos in some parts of the world may still be taboo, but surely people realize the pervasiveness of the tattoo removal industry. If people are unaware of the options, perhaps the tattoo removal industry should do as the fertility and vein health communities and organize awareness and education months and weeks to promulgate the treatments and symptoms and risks associated with tattoos and tattoo removal.