This London tattoo removal studio will remove your Kanye West tattoo for free
A London tattoo studio is offering to remove Kanye West’s tattoos for free as the artist continues to openly promote anti-Semitism and praise Adolf Hitler.
NAAMA, a London-based tattoo removal studio, announced it would be offering free removal in an Instagram post on November 15. In October, West launched an anti-Semitic tirade on social media and donned a « White Lives Matter » t-shirt. which prompted companies like Adidas and Balenciaga to end their partnerships with the rapper and designer. The comments followed West’s public tilt to the far right, including praise for Donald Trump, a longtime obsession with Hitler, and calling slavery a « choice » in interviews.
Kanye West’s tattoo removal initiative has garnered « global interest and great response, » NAAMA CEO Briony Garbett said in an email to CNN.
« It seems there are a few former fans who regret their tattoos, » he added.
So far, three clients have already started laser removal of their Kanye West tattoos, and 10 others have booked consultation appointments. The process involves using intense pulses of light to break up the tattoo ink, which is ultimately eliminated by the immune system, according to the NAAMA website.
« When you have a tattoo inspired by someone you admire and it starts making headlines for all the wrong reasons, it’s not exactly something you want to wear on your sleeve that you are or were a fan, » Garbett said. « With this in mind, we wanted to come to the aid of those who are embarrassed by their Kanye West inspired tattoos and are offering free treatment to any UK fans who wish to have them removed. »
According to Garbett, one of the clients the studio is currently working on faced trolling on social media because of his Kanye West-inspired tattoo.
The Kanye West initiative grew out of the studio’s existing « Second Chances » project, which offers free laser tattoo removal for clients with gang tattoos, hate symbols, or other traumatic or trigger tattoos.
« We understand that tattoos can be triggering for some people and not everyone can afford to have their tattoos removed, » Garbett said.
The treatment would usually cost around £2,000 or $2,456, depending on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments needed.
West continued to make anti-Semitic comments even as companies dropped their partnerships with the disgraced musician. On Tuesday, West appeared on the Alex Jones show, where he continued to praise Hitler and promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.