Fine white scars meander across Uwe Krüger’s tanned lower left arm. For a good while now, Mr. Krüger, a wiry truck driver, has been shedding what he says are the follies of his youth – tattoos on his arms and upper body.
“Ten years ago, they removed a tattoo for me at a hospital in the state of Thuringia. But they didn’t tell me beforehand that it would leave scars like this,” said Mr. Krüger, a wiry man with sporty clothing and an otherwise inconspicuous appearance. “You get them when you’re younger, and later as an adult you get to the point where you say: How dumb I was!”
Mr. Krüger is in the Berlin practice of plastic surgeon Georgios Xydias, where he will have his fourth laser treatment for tattoo removal. That’s Dr. Xydias’ specialty.