Ancient Egyptian priests invented the first permanent makeup, ensuring that Nefertiti's eyeliner wouldn't fade in the afterlife and sphinxes wouldn't get lipstick on their teeth. Remove makeup that lasts with today's Groupon: for $49, you get laser tattoo removal on up to nine square inches of a single area of skin at Toronto Ink Tattoo and Laser Studio in Scarborough (up to a $200 value).
Certified in multiple Palomar laser systems, skin technician Lorraine Prata noninvasively fades unwanted inkings through laser tattoo removal. Gliding the laser across outdated images such as old grocery lists, Prata triggers pulses of energy that selectively target pigments present in tattoo ink. The absorbed energy breaks up the ink, which leads to the fading of the image over time as particles absorb into the lymphatic system. While Prata liberates skin patches from epidermal etchings that recall rebellious preschool days, clients relax in Toronto Ink's spotless studio flanked by purple and blue walls contrasted against the neutral colours of hardwood floors and stone tile.
Buyers may upgrade to a larger treatment area for an additional fee. Those with darker skin types might not qualify for laser tattoo removal.
Toronto Ink Tattoo and Laser Studio
What makes a BMX-riding, snowboarding, motocross enthusiast sit still? If the person in question is Mark Prata, it's the opportunity to create artwork for his clients that will last a lifetime. Prata considers his work an honour, and he pairs his considerable skill—which is on display in the television series Breakout Kings—with hygienic practices that make the ink as safe as it is lasting. Each of Toronto Ink Tattoo and Laser Studio's artists receives training from the city's health educators, and opens the sterilized needles and tubes in full view of clients and butterfly muses.