If CNN devotes a full feature to this topic, it must be big. Multi treatment laser procedure that will gradually erase tattoo with little or no scarring is a booming business . The process is painful, expensive and time-consuming. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that tattoo regret is common and big in the USA. In a study of a of 18 to 50-year-olds surveyed in 2004, 24 percent reported having a tattoo and 17 percent of those were considering getting their tattoo removed. In 2006, the number of people with tattoo regret seems to have doubled. The removal laser technique goes through the skin without damaging it and hits the pigment depending on which wavelength and which color you have, and it blows it into small pieces. The process is a lot more painful than getting the original tattoo, Yellow, green and purple, are harder to remove. Tattoos the farthest away from the heart are hardest to treat. So, the ankles are the toughest. No surprisingly, the most popular tattoos to be removed are the names of old boyfriends, girlfriends and former spouses.