"I want to get rid of my old tattoos"

About: Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

(as the patient),

I have some old tatoos on my hands and it's really embarssing. I'm ashamed of them and find it hard to get a job because of them.

What can I do please?

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Response from Patient Opinion

Dear 'nutty',

Thanks for coming to Patient Opinion to voice your concerns and ask your local services whether they can suggest some help.

I found this page on the NHS website and thought it might be useful to you: http://bit.ly/nwJg17

It suggests that generally tattoo removal is not available on the NHS, but that it can be offered in specific circumstances. It advises that in the first instance you speak to your GP.

Hope this helps, and we wish you all the best for finding a job!

Amy at Patient Opinion

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