07/15/2011 11:12 am ET Updated Sep 14, 2011

Tattoos: An Oddly Recession-Proof Industry

In today's challenging economy, when unemployment continues to hover near 9%, people are also choosing to remove tattoos to appeal to potential employers. At least, that's half of the story. At the same time, others see the recession as an opportune moment to get inked, arguing that it's not only a relatively cheap splurge, but that the unemployed no longer have to conform to an employer's standards.

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