AlterInk is a laser tattoo removal business that was founded in 2012 by Gretchen Snyder & her sister Kyly Bowers, locals to Kittanning, PA. Gretchen grew up as a small town girl in the 1990's, realizing there is an undeniable need for affordable tattoo removal services now and in the future.

Her business concept is simple....remove tattoos at affordable rates, utilize the best laser equipment available while ONLY employing Certified Laser Technicians. AlterInk is devoted to being the best in the business. Gretchen, and her sister Kyly were trained at The National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ HOW IT WORKS - We use the Quanta System The highest powered Q-PLUS SERIES 3 wavelengths that include the unique Nd:YAG 1064/532 nm and Ruby 694 nm Q-Switched combo system. Three wavelengths target efficiently all tattoo colors Green, red, blue and black pigments can be removed effectively and fastly, thanks to the high power, the big spot size and the high repetition rate. "The revolution in tattoo removal." HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL BE NEEDED AND HOW LONG WILL THE PROCESS TAKE? The tattoo removal process will typically require multiple treatments. The tattoo size, tattoo density, area of body and client's health/age will determine how many treatment will be needed and how much time is needed between treatments. Make an appointment for a free consultation and an experienced laser specialist will evaluate your tattoo(s) and provide you with your individualized treatment plan. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Tattoo removal is priced by size and location. Remember... it's YOUR BODY and you typically get what you pay for.

Operating as usual

After 3 sessions, this old faded butterfly is almost gone!

This one was a long time coming! Finally after the deeply saturated ink was faded this client was able to get their cover up done without being completely restricted. So happy when I can help people reach this stage!

[06/20/20]   Happy Saturday! If you plan to have laser treatments done soon please remember to protect the tattooed area from the โ˜€๏ธsunโ˜€๏ธ(& tanning beds) so that we can continue your treatments without any delays. Thank you!! Hope everyone enjoys their summer!!

Stay safe everyone! Looking forward to seeing everyone when the quarantine is lifted ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fading is going great! This one was tattooed twice. We have lasered 3 times now & the ink is breaking up beautifully! I look forward to my next session to get closer to a cover up ๐Ÿคฉ send a message today to schedule!

After just 2 sessions on each of this clients 3 tattoos we have some great fading!

[08/26/19]   ๐Ÿ˜ŠNow for some positive news...we have had some opportunities arise after the posting of closing the shop. We will remain available for appointments while we explore our options with the goal of staying open. Stay tuned...

After 12 sessions & we still have a little ways to go before this one is cover up ready. There was quite a bit of ink saturation as a cover up over a small cross but we are making progress!

The Edgewood Winery will be set up at our business located at 124 Market St. Join in the fun๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿท

Come and join Downtown Kittanning and over FOURTEEN wineries, food trucks and vendors for an evening of fun and wine tasting in downtown Kittanning, sponsored by your very own Downtown Kittanning, Inc.! Pre-purchase tickets. Only 1000 will be sold so don't be left out! No open bottles please! Buy what you sample, have it delivered to 2Krew & Security and pick it up at the end of the evening!
$25 admission includes all tastings, a wine glass and a lanyard to carry it around! Enjoy an evening with your friends! Must be 21 to purchase tickets.

Donโ€™t forget about this weekends event in Kittanning!

I love when clients send me after photos! This was a very dark outdated tattoo & after 4 sessions of lightening he was able to get his cover up. His artist did an amazing job on this very meaningful tattoo!!

Here is an example of what the initial frosting looks like while working on lasering this old tattoo to make room for fresh new work. Progress photos will be posted as we have them.

Happy Earth Day 2019 โ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜Š

Great progress on the removal of this ring finger tattoo. Another session or two & this canvas should be a blank space to wear a ring ๐Ÿ˜Š

Choose your quote & tattoo artist wisely...but if you didnโ€™t feel free to come see us!

Almost there! Going for complete removal on this one. Tattoo removal can be a lengthy process. Every person and tattoo reacts differently to the laser. After 11 sessions this one is almost gone. Just finished up No. 12 & then we will see if anymore are needed. Thank you for you dedication to this process!

One from today. We are working towards full removal. We are only working on the wings on both sides of the belly button.

[02/27/19]   We have a few appointments open on Friday. Message for an appointment time ๐Ÿ•


This one is fading nicely for a tattoo that was done twice. A few of the black lines are completely gone. One more treatment on the black ink then I will start the color ink as well. Looking forward to getting an awesome cover up after fading is complete.

This one is fading nicely for a tattoo that was done twice. A few of the black lines are completely gone. One more treatment on the black ink then I will start the color ink as well. Looking forward to getting an awesome cover up after fading is complete.

Today is the big day! Head out to enjoy some live music while supporting a great cause!

After 3 treatments this tattoo is fading at a nice pace. Schedule your appointment today ๐Ÿ˜Š#lasertattooremoval #tattooremoval #fade #smallbusiness #kittanning #alterink #makingclientshappy

[01/03/19]   We have a few available appointments left for this Saturday, January 5th, for tattoo removal sessions. Feel free to call or send a message to set a time. Happy New Year๐Ÿ˜

Hey everyone!! Stop by Alterink and check out our window display on Light Up Night in Kittanning this Friday at 5:30 pm. DKI has put together what looks to be a wonderful evening!

Nice progress on this old flower! This client is very dedicated to the removal process. Even while on vacation she kept the tattoo covered so we could keep working on it. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

[07/27/18]   Hi everyone...if you call and we arenโ€™t able to answer please leave a voicemail so that we can get back to you. Thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

[07/03/18]   Friendly reminder ๐Ÿ˜Š Protect your tattoos from the sun. We canโ€™t laser you if you have a tan/burn.

Enjoy our beautiful downtown by joining everyone for this awesome event. Take a Walk on the Wine Side & stop in to Alterink to taste a sample from Wilhelm Winery. While you are there sign up to be entered into a drawing for a free laser tattoo removal session or sign up by commenting on this post. No purchase necessary. Please feel free to share :)

Both of these tattoos are on the same client & are fading nicely after just one session. The removal process takes time & results vary from person to person as well as location of the tattoo. Remember to protect all tattoos from the sun prior to laser appointments & even on new tattoos to help keep their color vibrant! If you know anyone that needs full removal or fading for a coverup please share this post...thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

[05/15/18]   We have officially moved our business to 124 Market Street Kittanning, PA 16201
Please feel free to share :)

I am working on my own tattoo removal. This one was tattooed twice before I discover laser. After 1 session it is showing some fading. This will be a long process but worth clearing the space for a tattoo I will love! #lasertattooremoval #alterink #tattooremoval #dragontattoo #flowertattoo #goodbye #uglygreen #fade #tattoo #clearthecanvas

Just started this half sleeve today. My client wants to fade for a cover up. Before and after pics to come...

We have a few appointments left for Saturday the 13th. Send a message or comment to set up a time. This one has had just one session before this photo and already started to fade! He is coming in for his 3rd session soon & we will post a before and after. Thank you!

This old home that sits on the corner of Vine St and N. Jefferson St in Kittanning is filled with character and is now listed at $114,900!! This home could be both an amazing commercial investment as well as a beautiful residential property. It needs an owner with a passion for restoration. Someone could have their business in downtown and rent the 2nd and 3rd floor to someone else or live above your business! Please share and help me find someone to restore the historical beauty back into this building!

Awesome opportunity to have your own business or office space in Kittanning. Currently a dentist office. The office level is apprx 1000 sq ft with a reception & waiting area. There is a 2 story residential rental above for additional income that is 5 bedrooms & 2 full baths. 2 car attached garage. Apartment needs a little TLC & is currently rented. MLS#1315274 To set up a showing please call my cell at 724.525.0314 or feel free to call our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty office at 724.548.4157 and Kyly or I would be happy to help:) Great value at $99,900!!

After 4 sessions this old #tattoo is fading at a nice pace. The shadowing is basically gone and the letters have responded to laser as well. The top letter is being a little stubborn but that's no problem for us. #flames are gone! #tattooremoval #goodbye #supportsmallbusiness #kittanning

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