Blink was honored to be profiled on King 5 News on July 17th (see Blink on King 5 News). The topic focused on the tight job market and the challenge that visible tattoos may have on job prospects. The story profiled William Hughes and his pursuit to have his tattoo removed. He indicated that the tattoo he got when he was younger was a mistake and that having it removed will not only help him shed some bad decisions of the past but also allow him to look forward to a brighter future. I am proud of William for his willingness to be interviewed and share his story. Thank you. The story did spark some discussion comments on the associated article (Blink Tattoo Removal). I found the comments to be well balanced and appreciate that strong opinions exist on both sides (to remove or not to remove a tattoo). Most important, I am grateful that the dialogue is open and that people are able to make decisions for themselves and not for others. Everyone has a lens they look through when critiquing others. We spend less time, however, reflecting that lens back on ourselves and looking at the biases we project. When we do, we often realize that the energy it takes to criticize is greater than the energy it takes to lend support. Consider it.