What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $599 for six months of unlimited tattoo-removal sessions for an up-to-3-square-inch area ($2,600 value)
- $699 for six months of unlimited tattoo-removal sessions for an up-to-5-square-inch area ($2,800 value)
- $899 for six months of unlimited tattoo-removal sessions for an up-to-10-square-inch area ($3,500 value)
During the session, the Eclipse Tattoo Removal MicroPen TR breaks up tattoo pigments, which fade as the body disposes of them through natural pathways. The treatment is said to cause some discomfort, but rarely causes scarring. The number of sessions can vary based on the tattoo’s age, as well as the density and color of the ink, but results are typically seen with four to five sessions.
Laser Tattoo Removal: Out from Under Your Skin
Learn exactly how light can get rid of color with Groupon’s exploration of tattoo removal.
In 2012, a Harris Interactive poll reported, one out of five US adults had a tattoo—and 14% of those polled wished they could take it back. Through laser tattoo removal, they might be able to do just that. The job of a laser system configured to fade tattoos is essentially to make the tiny granules implanted by the tattoo needle beneath the skin even smaller. During removal, the device emits short pulses of light whose wavelength is calibrated to be absorbed only by certain colors. The ink absorbs the energy from this light, heats up, and breaks down into fragments small enough to be escorted away by the immune system’s tiny bodyguards.
Certain pigment colors are easier to remove than others: black pigment is the easiest to remove because it absorbs all laser wavelengths, whereas yellow is one of the most difficult because it only absorbs a very specific wavelength. The tattoo’s location also affects how completely it can be removed: tattoos closer to the heart benefit from rapid blood flow that can quickly carry away ink fragments and sad memories.
In the decades before lasers, the main option for removing tattoos was simply abrading the skin, which always carried a risk of scarring. Further back, centuries-old historical accounts discuss a diverse array of removal tactics, from covering skin with saltpeter and turpentine in ancient Alexandria to stretching the tattoo while rubbing it with green corn juice among the North American Chickasaw people. In the future, all tattoos may be more temporary: new tattoo inks are being developed that encapsulate the pigment particles in microscopic beads designed to easily rupture under a single laser pulse. For now, however, multiple treatment sessions are almost always necessary.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. All sessions must be used on the same area/tattoo. Must be 18 yrs or older. All sessions must be completed within 6 months of first session. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.