Why are patients lining up outside this GP's clinic?

Tattooed patients have been rushing to see Dr Shilpa Dahal at her Canberra practice, which has set up a laser service for unwanted ink

Thinking outside of the box has proven a winner for one GP clinic, which has patients lining up for its tattoo removal service.

Dr Shilpa Dahal
Dr Shilpa Dahal.

The Ainslie Family Practice in Canberra began offering tattoo removal in July, with the two sessions per week in high demand.

GP Dr Shilpa Dahal says most patients are in their 30s and want to remove visible tattoos, particularly on their arms, to improve their job