Tattoo removal in high demand

Wed. August 27, 2014 12:07 PM

Chicago, IL - It is estimated that over 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo. How many of those 45 million people regret that decision? About half of them - and contrary to what your parents told you, tattoos do not have to be permanent. In fact, tattoo removal programs and shops are popping up across the nation.

Take Vamoose Tattoo Removal, Chicago's only exclusive tattoo removal shop, which opened their first location in Bucktown, a neighborhood well known for heavily inked bodies. Despite opening their doors only a year ago, the shop's success has led them to open a second location in Lincoln Square.

"We want to thank Chicagoland for making our first year of delivering safe, effective and affordable laser tattoo removal a resounding success," said Howard Bennett MD, co-owner and medical director. "With the grand opening of our second location in the Lincoln Square- North Center neighborhood, we will continue to provide tattoo removal in a comfortable, relaxing, and non-judgmental environment." Dr. Bennett and co-owner, Marc Falleroni MD, opened their shop to give people an affordable option where they don't' feel like they are being judged for their past decisions. "As anesthesiologists, Dr. Bennett and I bring our 'culture of safety' to laser tattoo removal as well as our expertise in pain prevention," said Falleroni.

Even seriously inked tattoo enthusiasts are fans of Chicago's newest addition to the tattoo community. "We are proud that we've been welcomed into Chicago's vibrant tattoo community as we've become the exclusive tattoo removal provider for many of Chicago's top tattoo shops," Bennett said. Using state-of-the-art FDA-approved multi-wavelength Quanta Q+C lasers, Monica Kecki and Patti Gawel, certified laser tattoo removal specialists, are able to completely remove or simply lighten all tattoo ink colors. Vamoose Tattoo Removal works with many clients and their artists to provide tattoo lightening prior to a cover-up. Often, just a few laser sessions enables the tattoo coverup result to be more satisfying for both the client and the tattoo artist.

Both locations offer free consultations prior to any tattoo removal or lightening service. The consultation allows Vamoose's Tattoo Removal experts to review pertinent medical history, evaluate the tattoo, and discuss the tattoo removal process in detail. To celebrate the grand opening of their second location, Vamoose Tattoo Removal is offering 50% off the first tattoo removal session thru July 30 at both locations.

Vamoose Tattoo Removal's newest location, located at 4347 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago, is open Monday and Fridays 11am-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursday 10am – 5pm, and Saturdays 9am – 5pm. The Bucktown location is located at 1864 Damen Ave and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 5pm, Thursday 11am to 8 pm, Friday 11am to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 6 pm. For more information about Vamoose Tattoo Removal, please visit their website at