"I took some of the tattoos off because on the movie set, if we got a six o'clock call time, I have to be there two o'clock the night before," 50 told AHH. "I gotta' go through four hours of make-up before we go ahead and play the role. So, I just took it off my arm."
This story jumped out to me, because I was just telling a young lady that I am mentoring to hold off on getting a 'red kiss mark' tattoo on her neck. She completely went ballistic on me about it. However, I explained to her that if you're going into a professional field, you MUST be presentable at all times; professional at all times. The pierced nose and upper-lip might be the trend right now, but when you're ready to get a job, don't believe that either one of those piercings would hold up in the professional world. You wouldn't even make it past the receptionist that will call you in the office for an interview.
POP culture has deep influences over young adults. Celebrities in the spotlight are mimicked daily by impressionable fans that hasn't a clue of what a visible tattoo on their neck, hands, arms, or calf muscles could do to their chances of getting a job that doesn't consist of taking someone's order.
So I am hoping that with 50 Cent making this move, which may lead to more tattoo's being removed from his body, to make an extra million, that Young America will think twice before sitting down and 'marking' another obstacle in the way of their professional careers.
Do you have any mistakes in judgment on your body that you'd like to remove?