Forever Ink’s head tattoo artist, Derek, has been leaving his permanent record on biceps, ankles, and all points in between for more than 20 years. Naturally, his portfolio has accrued an extensive selection of colorful and black-and-white tattoos, its pages popping with everything from grim reapers to written phrases to hand-drafted custom images. He also specializes in cover-up tattoos that hide outdated ink of old lovers’ names or ATM passwords.
Inflicting Ink Tattoo owner Jeff Goyette understands that, though the decision to get a tattoo is a lifetime commitment, sometimes life's best laid designs inspire regrets years later. Whether his customers are prompted by the poor performance of a previous tattoo artist, a painful break-up, or a simple lifestyle change, Jeff helps rid them of unwanted ink with the help of his parlor's Quanta laser system. Certified as a Laser Specialist and Laser Safety Officer by Quanta's makers, Jeff blasts away colors light and dark with the laser's muscular 15-30 joule pulses. With this power at his fingertips, he can zap away more tats in five visits or less.
Once old ink is no more, Jeff can also commemorate the occasion with new tattoos imprinted in his custom studio. He and his fellow tattoo artists not only tattoo bodies with traditional designs, but forge bold, colorful new-school designs and perform cosmetic tattooing services. He also takes his show on the road, traveling to tattoo events far and wide in a self-contained, fully licensed mobile studio complete with three spacious workstations, sleek wood paneling, and gleaming steel sinks.
No matter the venue, Jeff and his staffers always place an emphasis on education. Clients can spend time mulling over Inflicting Ink's range of tattoo tips—from what to look for in a studio to how to make your tattooed sailor girl apply for an undergraduate program by simply flexing your biceps.