That's the way to do it. I have always thought that if you're not old enough to remove your tat this way then you're not old enough to hve your wifes name tattooed on you.
On an other note. Could someone recommend me a good artist in Tokyo? I am looking for something clearly japanese, but not necessarily traditional japanese.
You should check out Shige at Yellow Blaze. His studio is in Yokohama but I guarantee you it is well worth the trip. I advise you to make an appointment before you go.
This is their website. ( http://www.yellowblaze.net/ )