INKVISIBLE: cutting edge laser tattoo removal

by Scott Thorburn in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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A laser tattoo removal company using cutting edge technology, which also has a social conscience, integrity and credibility #helpwhenyoucan

by Scott Thorburn in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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We want In{k}visible to be the go-to place for laser tattoo removal, initially in the Glasgow area, but ultimately across Scotland and the north of England.  We want the business to be based on three things; credibility, integrity and value for money.  

Having a medical grade laser pointed at you is not something to be taken lightly and we believe that this should be delivered in the best environment, by the best trained staff, using the safest and best equipment available. 

Why? - the personal reasons

As a project manager I have 25yrs experience in dealing with high-end clients on high value projects worldwide.  Using the skills I have gathered over this period I felt it was time to put these skills to better use, and to launch and grow my own business. 

Having had this business idea for some time, and having gone into a lot of research over the last year or so, I feel the time is right to take the leap of faith and “go for it"!  

Yes these are changing times, but with a solid business plan based around a sector that will continue to grow for the foreseeable future; the business skills I have learnt over the years; the use of leading edge technology not yet being used in the marketplace; and a drive and determination to succeed; I feel this is the right time to launch In{k}visible.

Why? - the social reasons

Tattoo Regret; it affects social & emotional wellbeing

Another element to the business is to be able to help individuals who are suffering from the negative emotional and social impact unwanted tattoos can bring - most commonly talked about as ‘tattoo regret’. 

Currently, with no sign of this changing, the NHS do not provide any treatments for unwanted tattoos, regardless of what negative effect they are having on people's lives.  We feel that where people's lives are impacted to the degree that their wellbeing is greatly affected, we should be able to help.  

Although we are a business and can't do it for nothing, we believe that we can form partnerships with GP surgeries and organisations such as the Scottish Association A screenshot of a cell phone  Description automatically generatedfor Mental Health (SAMH), and help support the emotional and social impact of bad or upsetting tattoos by providing laser tattoo removal services to those who need it most at reduced rates when they come to us through a referral from these channels.

We feel that if In{k}visible can play a small part in helping to reduce anxiety, stress or even depression in some people lives, we should.  This sort of service can also help and lead to clients gaining employment.  These are all things that can only have a positive impact on people's lives.

Why? - the business reasons

Good business model

The first reason is very simple; we think there is a good business model based around laser tattoo removal.  Two main things are telling us this from the various pieces of market research we have.  

The first thing is the numbers of tattoos across all genders in the age bracket of 16 – 65 years old, and therefore, the level of tattoo regret we have in the same sector. In the UK the average percentage of people in this age bracket who have at least one or more tattoos is 40%, with the average in Scotland slightly higher.  Statistics tell us, that of this 40%, 25% will have ‘tattoo regret’ and be actively looking to get one of more tattoos removed.  

The second reason is that there are little or no businesses that have laser tattoo removal as their core business.  

Yes there are places that do tattoo removal, but they tend to be either tattoo parlours who have very basic equipment due to their main aim being simply to fade or reduce existing tattoos slightly to enable a cover-up to be done, or more beauty based businesses where they really only do it because the equipment they have for skin care treatments can also do basic tattoo removal.  

We feel that creating a business that has laser tattoo removal at its core; is using leading edge technology not yet available in Scotland; is based in an environment that is welcoming to all genders; is built on credibility, integrity and value for money - will be welcomed and ultimately be successful.

How will we do it?

Technology

At In{k}visible we want to be, and stay, at the leading edge of laser tattoo removal technology.  With this in mind we will be using a state of the art machine that has four separate laser wavelengths.  These will genuinely remove all colours in the spectrum - not just the dark blues and blacks that the vast majority of current machines are limited to.  This will be the first machine of its type in Scotland!

This machine is not only more powerful, but will also be safer than other machines on the market due to the speed at which the laser beam is deployed within each pulse.  Ultimately, the faster and more powerful the laser pulse, the better and safer the results.  With the ability to change the size and shape of the laser spot, the equipment can safely treat varying skin tones and depths of tattoos with little or no overlap given the machine’s ability to produce a square spot as opposed to a conventional circular spot.  Click here for more information. 

Partners & Training

We are partnering up with the UK and world leaders in laser technology for the supply of our equipment (Lynton Lasers & DEKA), and also for all the training that our staff require.  This will also allow us to be registered members of the BMLA A picture containing food  Description automatically generated(British Medical Laser Association) and stay at the forefront of laser technology as the industry evolves.  Lynton Lasers are currently an accredited supplier of laser equipment to the NHS and have representatives who sit on the Board of the BMLA.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

0 of 160 claimed

Laser Tattoo Removal - up to 10cm square

This package is for the removal of any tattoo regardless of the amount of colours involved, or number of sessions required, within the relevant size parameters. Other rewards for varying sizes are available. We are using the latest cutting edge technology from the world leaders in laser technology. Using four varying laser wavelengths to cover the safe and complete removal of all colours, using the only equipment of its type in Scotland.

£500 or more

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Laser Tattoo Removal - 10cm square to 25cm square

This package is for the removal of any tattoo regardless of the amount of colours involved, or number of sessions required, within the relevant size parameters. Other rewards for varying sizes are available. We are using the latest cutting edge technology from the world leaders in laser technology. Using four varying laser wavelengths to cover the safe and complete removal of all colours, this is the only equipment of its type in Scotland.

£750 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Laser Tattoo Removal - 25cm square to 35cm square

This package is for the removal of any tattoo regardless of the amount of colours involved, or number of sessions required, within the relevant size parameters. Other rewards for varying sizes are available. We are using the latest cutting edge technology from the world leaders in laser technology. Using four varying laser wavelengths to cover the safe and complete removal of all colours, this is the only equipment of its type in Scotland.

£1,000 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Laser Tattoo Removal - 35cm square and above

This package is for the removal of any tattoo regardless of the amount of colours involved, or number of sessions required, within the relevant size parameters. Other rewards for varying sizes are available. We are using the latest cutting edge technology from the world leaders in laser technology. Using four varying laser wavelengths to cover the safe and complete removal of all colours, this is the only equipment of its type in Scotland.

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