Managed to get permanent ink on my jeans and took it to the dry cleaner, who said, “We can’t help you. There’s a reason it’s called permanent. I’d suggest going to a craft store and getting something to put on the stains to make it decorative.”
I thanked her for her honesty, headed home, then decided to check some Mommy blogs.
Sure enough, they had a solution: dampen a cotton ball with nail-polish remover, then blot the stain. In my case, I ended up just pouring some solution on the stain, then blotting. Jeans are in the wash & I’m waiting to see who was right: the dry cleaner or the mommies.
My money’s on the mommies.