Dr. Mike Towey uses five lasers to permeate the skin, erasing tattoo ink of all colors. A board-certified physician and Minnesota native, he strives to make these sessions as comfortable as possible by applying numbing creams to alleviate any pain or anxiety. Inside the shop, a space awash in vibrant Caribbean colors, Dr. Towey takes 7?9 sessions to send tattoos into the ether, with the body expelling the broken-up ink through natural processes.
Northeast Laser Tattoo Removal is the joint project of a physician and a veteran tattoo artist. Medical director Thomas H. Barrows, MD, has extensive experience using and studying medical lasers. He's lectured on laser-skin interactions throughout the world, and has even helped design the machines. Laser technician Aleksandar Nedich complements the doctor's clinical expertise with 15 years of experience in the tattoo industry. He understands the way ink sits in the skin and can slide off sleeve tattoos as if they were oiled water wings.
Nedich designed the clinic's comfortable space, adorning it with Indonesian folk art and leather couches. He and Dr. Barrows welcome clients in for consultations, presenting information on costs, procedures, and aftercare in a clear and direct manner.
The experienced, professional piercers at the artist-owned piercerie stand ready to punctuate your preferred part with a splash of shine. Leviticus offers facial, ear, oral, torso, and surface piercings, so stop in for a pair of earlobe pokes ($25), a navel piercing ($25), or a brow piercing ($25). The quick and precise hands of the professional Leviticus artists ensure a straight shot through your skin, and the wide selection of jewelry (not included in the Groupon) promises the perfect piece of piercing art for your ear, nose, or surface.
Experience is the best teacher, as certified laser specialist Nick Settich knows well. As a technician at Renewal Laser Clinic, he's eradicated over a thousand tattoos under the supervision of medical director Dr. Aaron McCabe. Nick has a deep understanding of all of the factors that affect the removal process, including tattoo placement and the type of ink.
To help ensure customer satisfaction, new clients consult with staff to create a detailed plan for removal, which includes estimates of how long each session will take and how much it will cost. The clinic's lobby offers aesthetic comforts, too: artisanal light fixtures cast their glow on charcoal-gray and cream couches, while walls garner warmth from burnt-orange accents.