The Laser Tattoo Removal Business | Everything you need to know

Why you should get into the Laser Tattoo Removal Business Training

Are you stuck in a job you hate or a career path that isn’t going anywhere? Are you looking for a career change? Laser tattoo removal businesses are on the rise as more and more people are getting tattoos and are in need of  tattoo removal services. According to Profitable Ventures seven percent of people who get a tattoo go on to get that tattoo removed. Of Americans age eighteen to twenty-nine, thirty-six percent have at least one tattoo. With so many people getting tattoos and tattoo removals, the tattoo removal industry is booming! With great training programs at schools such as our program at the National Laser Institute, the laser tattoo removal business could be a great career option for you! 

The National Laser Institute offers a comprehensive classroom and hands-on tattoo removal training course. The course gets you industry ready to be able to jump into the laser tattoo removal business. If you are serious about pursuing a career in this field we have the perfect program for you!

The Highlights of the program include:

  • Classroom Didactic – Tissue Interaction, Wavelengths and Laser Selection, Pre & Post Procedural Care, Treatment Contraindications, Treatment Plans and Tattoo Type
  • Clinical Observation and Hands-On Training – Treat Real Clients, Exposure to different Skin Types and Tattoos, Retail Spa Environment

At the end of the training course, students are able to: 

  • Explain how tattoos interact with skin and change over time
  • Demonstrate proper laser tattoo removal techniques
  • Explain the risks, benefits, and pre- and post-care protocols for tattoo removal
  • Develop a treatment plan and perform treatments on different skin and tattoo types
  • Explain the contraindications of laser tattoo removal
  • Demonstrate safety practices and protocols of laser tattoo removal treatments
  • Explain the difference between Q-switched lasers and other types of cosmetic lasers

If this looks like something that would interest you check out our program here!

Why you should attend a training program

Would you trust a pilot who hadn’t gone to school to fly planes? Of course not. The same is true with any profession. We all feel a lot more safe and comfortable when we are being treated by professionals that have training in their field. As a tattoo removal technician you will have training in how to remove tattoos in the right way. Your clients will know that they are in good hands and that you have been trained by others in your field. You’ll also feel more confident handling different situations knowing that you have the training to properly treat all your clients regardless of the situation. 

So how long does it take?

One of the most exciting things about getting into this field is that it doesn’t take very long to do! Going back to school when making a career change can be a long and tedious process. Sometimes it takes a year, even two years, maybe even up to four years if you are going back for a new degree at University. Getting into the laser tattoo removal business on the other hand is a quick, practical, hands on, and enjoyable process! We will guide you along throughout the whole process. So how long does it take? You can become certified in two weeks or less!! That’s right, in just two weeks or less you could be trained to do laser tattoo removal professionally and be on your way to a whole new career.

During the program you will learn the fundamentals of laser tattoo removal such as laser safety, skin and tissue interaction, how to handle different skin types and laser, client consultations, the Fitzpatrick scale, and actual hands-on laser tattoo removal practice on real clients. All this is done at our school and luxury medical spa location. Come here and get a whole new career going in little to no time at all!

Qualities of a good laser tattoo removal technician

  • Coordination – As a technician you will want to have a good hand and eye coordination.
  • Detail Oriented – Being able to focus in on the details is essential in this field. Especially when assessing a client’s tattoo and the necessary steps to remove that particular tattoo.
  • Knowledgeable about equipment – As a technician you will need to be knowledgeable about lasers and what equipment to use when treating clients.
  • People skills – This industry is all about building long term client relationships. Repeat clients are highly likely and you will see clients are multiple sessions. So being a people person is essential! 
  • Able to make a judgement call – If a client comes in with a difficult tattoo to remove you will need to know the next steps necessary to treat them.

Marketing

One of the top reasons to get into the laser tattoo removal business now is that it is an industry that is in its beginning stages now! Most smaller cities or suburban areas are not currently overrun with laser tattoo removal businesses. Now is the time to be at the forefront of this market and build up a loyal clientele. You can truly stand out if you do a high quality job and provide excellent customer service.  With the world we live in today being so consumed by social media and the online world in general it is easier and cheaper to market yourself than it has ever been before. Start an Instagram page and post photos and videos of your tattoo removals. Run Facebook Ads to reach prospective clients in your area. Take advantage of the many free and paid ways you can market yourself on social media in this day and age. Marketing for your tattoo removal business can be done relatively cheaply and effectively all online.

Building a relationship with your clients is also key to your success in this industry. Clients may end up coming back to you when they need another tattoo removed or referring a friend to you who needs a tattoo removed. The relationships you form with your clients can be more informal and closer than the formal relationship that is common with patients and providers. If you love building relationships with clients and getting to know them then this is the perfect business for you to get into! Use this to your advantage! Add your clients as friends on social media and keep up with them. People will always refer those that they know, like, and trust. 

Potential Clients

So who is coming to get laser tattoo removal done? Here are some of the statistics for who has tattoos in the U.S.

  • 36% of Americans ages 18 to 25
  • 40% of Americans ages 26 to 40
  • 30% of American college graduates

Just about anyone and everyone these days is getting tattoos regardless of race, gender, or age. There is a huge market as about 17% to 50% of people who have tattoos report tattoo regret. The average age of a client is twenty-nine. As laser tattoo removal becomes more mainstream and available the demand for tattoo removal is only going to increase. The biggest reason for tattoo removal? People want to make room for more tattoos! This is an industry full of repeat customers if you maintain client relationships and do a great job! If you are a tattoo artist this is a skill that is easy to add onto your services. Clients that you currently have may be in need of tattoo removal for tattoos they got when they were younger. Instead of going to someone else they would most likely want to go to someone they know, like, and trust already. It is also a good way to diversify your income and add to your skill set. Maybe you want the option to be able to do tattoo removals during the week and then tattoo people on the weekends. Whatever your situation, this is a skill that is going to bring in clients!

Frequently asked questions from tattoo removal clients

  • How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
  • How long will it take to remove my tattoo?
  • Does tattoo removal work?
  • Will tattoo removal leave a scar?
  • Can you help me redesign this tattoo?
  • Are there any side effects to the procedure?
  • How does laser tattoo removal work?

The training process is relatively fast compared to other career programs that one has to do a program for. In one hands-on and comprehensive course students go from knowing nothing to being fully capable laser tattoo removal technicians. Laser tattoo removal appointments are very fast! Each session only lasts about fifteen minute so technicians are able to see many clients in single day. You can even start your own laser tattoo removal business if you want to work for yourself! The startup cost is relatively low with a laser, office space, and marketing costs as your main expenses. From there you can start making money!

Where can you work?

If you aren’t interested in starting your own laser tattoo removal business then perhaps you are wondering where you would work following training. The exciting part about being in this business is that you have many different options when it comes to the type of environment you want to work in. Laser tattoo removal technicians typically find career in anywhere from medical spas to laser clinics. There are also options to work in tattoo parlors or dermatology clinics. Laser tattoo removal technicians tend to work about forty hours a week and they can also work part time. 

Income 

According to Indeed the hourly rate for a tattoo removal technician is $16.55 per hour to $33.85 per hour. Your income is even more if you operate your own laser tattoo removal business. Clients come in for a quick session removal, allowing you to see multiple clients in an hour.

Clients also need to do between ten to fifteen sessions and sometimes more in order for the tattoo to fully fade. Sessions are spaced out every eight to twelve weeks with each session paid individually. With the ability to see multiple clients every hour, the opportunity for more income is always available.  

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