Like a company-wide cage match, a tattoo requires a high pain threshold, lots of barbed wire, and shelter from the boss's view. Show your mettle with today's Groupon to Future Skin on Rideau Street. Choose between the following options:
• For $49, you get $120 worth of tattoo services.
• For $149, you get four laser tattoo-removal sessions (up to a $1,120 value).
Future Skin's professional epidermis artisans craft new ink memories and remove old ones with tattoo and tattoo-removal services. Tattoo guns dance over skin and paint body canvases with 1"x1" works of art ($80/session) or inscribe arms with 2"x2" tattoo reminders to pick up milk ($140/session). Clients opting for tattoo removal consult with laser gurus to determine the best treatment plan, then sit back as myriad rays of light heat up skin pictures ranging in size from 1"x1" (a $320 value) to 4"x4" (a $1,120 value) and send them running for cooler climates. Each of the four ink-expunging sessions lasts 5 to 30 minutes and, depending on the tattoo's size, up to 12 sessions may be required. Side effects can include itchiness, blistering, and incessant phone calls from ousted tattoos.
Body art can be traced back as far back as prehistoric eras, and Future Skin embraced the practice around 1986, proudly escorting the ancient tradition into the new millennium thanks to its pool of artistic talent. Three tattoo artists each bring signature flourishes to their work, festooning biceps, forearms, or any other imaginable body surface with meticulous, lifelike portraits and abstract patterns and designs. Piercing artists give a fashionable and edgy look to septa, navels, and out-of-date doll sets with industrial piercing and dermal anchors. The facility also staffs a permanent-makeup artist so clients can spend less time on morning routines, and offers laser tattoo removal by the square inch.