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NEW ACQUISITION ALERT: Disappearing Ink & UnInked

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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City Biz

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AUSTIN, TX (May 11, 2021)—Removery, the world leader in laser tattoo removal, change, and fade services today announced that it has completed the acquisitions of UNInked, Laser Tattoo Removal in Greater Cincinnati and Disappearing Ink in Pittsburgh and Hawaii.

UNInked was founded in 2016 by Matt and Kim Ernst. The mother and son duo developed the studio as a leading provider of laser tattoo removal services in the tri-state area, successfully serving over 1,000 clients. Matt Ernst will join the Removery family as a client service associate and assist with further expansion across the state of Kentucky.

Wes South founded Disappearing Ink in 2012. After opening two tattoo removal locations in Pittsburgh, he later expanded into Hawaii in 2019. Wes and the Disappearing Ink team will join Removery and oversee further expansion in their existing markets as well as taking on a number of growth opportunities.

These acquisitions come on the heels of Removery’s acquisition of Absolute Laser Tattoo Removal in Southern California and brings the number of studios to 45.

In January 2021 Elliott Investment Management made a $50-million investment in Removery to further fund growth. Removery plans to have 200+ tattoo removal clinics across North America over the next five years, having also expanded to Australia in March 2021.

“We are thrilled that Disappearing Ink and UNInked have chosen to join Removery, further expanding our rapidly growing network across North America,” said Tom Weber, CEO of Removery. “It is clear that both businesses are leading providers in their markets focused on high-quality service in a safe environment – a natural fit with Removery. We welcome Matt and Wes to the team and look forward to opening further locations with them in the coming months.”

Matt Ernst said, “What attracted us to Removery is the company’s dedication to its clients and its commitment to using the best and latest laser technology. We are excited about the opportunity to join the Removery team and support its continued expansion throughout the region.”

Wes South said “We are excited to join the market leader in tattoo removal. The Removery team shares the same passion for the industry as we do, and they have proven their ability to successfully scale the business. Together I’m confident we will be able to expand our services to broader markets while remaining closely connected with the tattoo community.”

Removery was formed in 2019 through the merger of four leading tattoo removal brands. With an extensive network of locations, deep clinical expertise, and decades of collective experience, Removery offers its clients an unrivaled treatment experience. Collectively, Removery’s trusted laser specialists have completed more than 250,000 safe and effective laser tattoo removal treatments.

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