@ShooterGranny, in my life "before ink", I actually took pride in seeing guys with faded "military" ink. Tell Gramps, from me, his embarrassment or not, SOME people like it! As to scaring, one of my M/C brothers got a dagger on his forearm removed, from time in Korean DMZ, & I can see no scaring left. He went to a tattoo shop for his "laser removal" treatments. Wasn't cheap, BUT they did great work. He actually "won in a auction" most of the cost, so he helped our charity too!