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According to this article: "Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron (Techumin 22:387)...recommends removing the tattoo to avoid the constant reminder of an earlier sin. He even permits, in certain circumstances, the removal of Hashem’s name that was [sinfully] tattooed on one’s body, even though it is ordinarily forbidden to erase Hashem’s name."
I agree, no need to tell the head doctor. It's the assistant who's actually lasering it off. The head doctor is just arranging for paperwork, and what's more; if he wasn't around, someone else would do it. Jews are prohibited from enabling others to sin, and discouraged from assisting others to sin; they are not, however, prohibited from enabling enablers, ...
According to this article, Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron (Techumin 22:387) viewed the removal of a tattoo as a meritorious act to avoid remembering a previous sinful life. However, Dayan Weisz (Teshuvot Minchat Yitzchak 3:11) does not (seem to) agree that this is necessary. (This is aside from the opinion of Rav Ephraim Oshry (Teshuvot Mee’ma’makim 4:22) that ...
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