How Tattoo Removal Works

Our advanced laser is specifically designed to target tattoo ink, causing the pigment to shatter into small pieces that gradually fade over a series of treatments. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments you’ll need depends on a variety of factors, including location, density, colors and skin type. Typically our estimates range from as few as 3 to 10 or more.

Most treatments last just a minute or so and feel like a rubber band repeatedly snapping on the skin. While not a great feeling, it’s very tolerable. We also utilize the Zimmer Chiller that numbs but the skin before, during, and after treatment to minimize any discomfort.

That’s just a quick overview. You can find out more by reading our blog or by contacting us directly. Our team is here to answer any questions and will provide a full overview during a free consultation.

Our Team

Dr. Dominic Tolitano

Bare Tattoo Removal Chicago TolitanoDr. Tolitano is a board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with over 20 years of experience practicing in Chicago and the owner of Sempurna Medical Group, LLC. Dr. Tolitano brings his surgical background to Bare by ensuring patients receive the safest, most effective tattoo removal using the most advanced technology.

In addition to his many accomplishments in cardiovascular, thoracic, and vascular surgery during the 20 years of his private practice, Dr. Tolitano specializes in advanced, minimally-invasive procedures to treat varicose veins at Advanced Vein Clinics and SmartLipo® at Nuovo Aesthetics.



Cleighton DePetro

Bare Tattoo Removal Chicago Cleighton DePetroCleighton has performed thousands of laser tattoo removal treatments as Bare’s Certified Laser Technician. With an emphasis on education, he ensures clients fully understand the tattoo removal process and are relaxed throughout their visit. As part of his continuing education, Cleighton stays attuned to the latest research and shares his expertise in Bare’s blog.

To give back to the community, Cleighton volunteers for Sacred Transformations, a non-profit organization that transforms unwanted tattoos into other tattoos for former gang members and victims of human trafficking. In partnership with Bare, Sacred Transformations also helps to evaluate candidates who meet guidelines for free tattoo removals.

Top Technology


We use the most advanced laser technology available – the Quanta Q Plus C. Our laser has 3 wavelengths specifically designed to target all tattoo colors quickly and with minimal discomfort.

Unmatched Guarantees


We guarantee our work. If you pay in advance for all the sessions we estimate it will take to remove your tattoo, we’ll refund any unnecessary treatments or provide 6 months of additional treatments for free!

Experienced Professionals


Our team is made up of the best people. All treatments are done by certified laser technicians under the supervision of Dr. Tolitano.



Additional Treatments


If you’re looking to feel better beyond removing your tattoo, you may be happy to learn that Dr. Tolitano also specializes in:

Our Office

Conveniently located in River North just steps from the Chicago Brown Line stop, Bare Tattoo Removal is not your typical doctor’s office. You won’t find hard chairs, cold spaces, or posters of cats with “inspirational” quotes here. Our office is designed for comfort and serenity. We don’t expect you to wait long, but you’re certainly welcome to stay a while and relax in our space.

Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Take it from our clients:

Bare has clearly invested in the best of lasers… I HIGHLY recommend this place if you are looking to get rid of that tattoo you regret.

Kia A.

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… Bare offers a guarantee that if your tattoos are not gone by the quoted number of sessions, they will continue treatment for an additional six months…

Allison C.

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I will certainly recommend the services at Bare to anyone…

Torre G.

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From the moment you walk into the door at Bare, everything around you confirms you made a good choice.

Christina H.

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Bare Tattoo Removal


Mon – Fri 12:00PM – 6:30PM Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00PM and by appointment


220 West Huron Street, Suite 2003, Chicago, IL 60654, USA



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