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Tattoos: An Oddly Recession-Proof Industry

The weak economy is affecting most businesses, but not tattoo parlors. Even in bad times, people will splurge on body art. And for those who later elect to have them removed, it's often a tattoo business that lasers away the ink. DailyFinance's Loren Berlin visited Tattoo Lou's to check out the state of this colorful industry.

In the Tattoo Business, Profits Are Hardly Skin Deep

Like them or loathe them, tattoos are going mainstream as a growing number of Americans now sport body art. And despite the recession, the tattoo industry has been doing well. Even its flip side -- tattoo removal -- can be lucrative.