There's nothing more permanent than a tattoo. So what happens if someone changes their mind after getting one? In Abilene, there's an option, the Dallas Tattoo Removal Clinic's mobile outreach unit.
"Almost everybody that has multiple tattoos has a tattoo they don't like," said Laser Technician Mike Whitehurst.
With monthly laser treatments, ink will be begin to fade away. And although it can be painful, patients said it gets the job done.
"It was a mistake I made when I was 13 and I needed to get them removed," said Erika Alvarez who had tattoos removed from her hands and legs.
"A lot of them want to do it in their younger age cause they think it's cool, like piercings or whatever the trend is, and they don't really think future wise," said Robert Quezada who had a tattoo removed from his arm.
That's one reason why the Dallas Tattoo Removal Clinic offers free treatment for those under 18 with ink on certain spots.
"Kids can't get into the military with tattoos on their hands, neck and face and a lot of corporate places will not hire you with tattoos," said Whitehurst.
The mobile outreach unit has been coming to Abilene for the last three years.
They set up outside the Boys and Girls Club the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On average, patients have to visit the clinic seven times to remove a tattoo. It costs about $75 per treatment.
Patients can only get treated once a month because their skin must heal between treatments. The clinic also has ice or Lidocaine injections for pain.