Hi, I have a friend there in the Bay area. I will ask him and let you know soon. I had a tattoo removal two months before and it was fairly successful. I was pretty much afraid of the scarring it would cause. Although the scars looked bad at first, it looked much better when it started to heal and now I’m perfectly okay with the results. I got it done from a laser tattoo removal clinic in Toronto ( Laser Tattoo Removal | Fairview Laser Clinic Toronto ). I didn’t know that tattooing and tattoo removal is common among the Bay people. Let me see if I can help you.