Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers targets Carmel for first Indiana location

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By Anna Skinner

Holly Uppencamp completes a tattoo removal session on General Manager Kelly Howell. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Holly Uppencamp completes a tattoo removal session on General Manager Kelly Howell. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers chose Carmel for its first Indiana location and its sixth location overall. General Manager Kelly Howell said the reason Invisible Ink launched a location in Carmel was due to the market.

“They just saw a real market for what we do,” she said. “Old technology was causing scarring and burning and unwanted ink to be oxidized or left in the tissue. The idea for Invisible Ink was born a long time ago, and our founders were just waiting for technology to catch up.”

Invisible Ink removes tattoos with a PicoSure laser, which pulses in pico-seconds and is 1,000 times faster than old technology of Nano-second lasers. The old technology used 100 percent heat, whereas the new technology only uses 15 percent heat. The rest is friction.

“The pulse of the laser is going in and out of the skin so quickly, it’s actually using friction to bust into the tattoo ink and break it up into small dust or sand like particles, and the body does the rest,” Howell said. “It’s less painful because we are not applying 100 percent heat to the skin and it’s cutting the removal time in half.”

A normal tattoo removal can take between 15 and 20 sessions. Invisible Ink claims that with the new technology, its tattoo removals take between six and 10 sessions, depending on the size, density and other variables of the tattoo.

The location opened July 26 at 11455 N. Meridian St.

“There’s not very many lasers like ours, certainly not in the immediate area,” Howell said. “It’s such a high-traffic area.”

For more, visit http://invisibleinktattooremovers.com/.

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