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Favorable States for Laser Tattoo Removal

Researching your state’s regulations should take priority when starting a laser tattoo removal business. Every state has specific rules and regulations on who can operate a laser for specific procedures, if delegation is needed, and more. While many states’ medical or licensing boards provide straightforward rulings on their website, some regulations can be quite vague–however, this might work in your favor. In other words, if rules are not clear, they can be open to interpretation and indicate that certain people can perform laser tattoo removal. In this article, we help navigate the top 5 laser tattoo removal regulation-friendly states.


When it comes to laser tattoo removal regulations that are unclear and subject to interpretation, Florida ranks number one, and there’s a pretty simple explanation for why that is. Unlike tattoo removal, laser hair removal is strictly regulated, and the rules are pretty straightforward when it comes to this aesthetic laser service. To be certified in laser hair removal, practitioners must be certified in electrolysis to use hair removal technology and also receive laser hair removal endorsement on their training.That said, laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal technology are significantly different, making them governed differently as well. Fortunately, the Florida Board of Medicine website has a pretty clear-cut landing page for those curious about how laser tattoo removal is managed. Essentially, it isn’t. The Florida Medical Practice Act doesn’t directly address tattoo removal, enabling tattoo shops and non-medical entrepreneurs across the state to offer laser tattoo removal services without that medical oversight.


The Aloha state is another interesting case. A few years ago, the Hawaii Medical Board issued an advisory ruling regarding laser tattoo removal. This ruling implies that the medical board thinks that a medical director should establish a patient as suitable for treatment. Still, the legislators never adopted a rule based on this advisory ruling. So this particular state can be seen as one that may have regulations change in the future, but there is no additional oversight required for now.

New York

Many organizations single out New York as one of the states with incredibly vague rules for lasers in the aesthetic space, including laser hair removal and tattoo removal. So the state is a bit up in the air at the moment. Although a few bills are being introduced to rein in the expanding market, particularly for laser hair removal, nothing has made any traction, been signed or passed to clarify any regulations.


There is a lack of information regarding the use of lasers in *any* capacity in Sin City and Nevada more broadly. We’ve seen non-medical entrepreneurs and tattoo artists across the state try to capitalize on the open market and low barriers of entry. The only documentation we’ve been able to find references tattoo removal, but not with lasers specifically. Simply put, it seems that all you need to start removing tattoos is to register your business with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital has a similar situation to that of Hawaii. Advisory rulings and suggestions from the departments of health or boards of medicine are nothing more than advice. If you’re treating patients responsibly and with an FDA-cleared laser for the procedure you hope to perform, that should cover the vast majority of the issues that could arise. The District would like to see business owners have a doctor on-site with the practitioners, but they haven’t mandated such a restriction to this point.

What is a medical director and what do they do?

The role of a medical director is really to serve as a backstop for practitioners. Depending on your state, a medical director may need to be on-site for many reasons, including while procedures are being performed, to conduct a good faith examination, or be available during treatments but not necessarily at the physical location. This medical director relationship is how nearly all states operate. Still, some states are a little more clear about who the medical director can be and what their responsibilities include.

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Disclaimer: Please consider the advice in this post as mere guidance based on research readily available through various state regulatory bodies versus a statement of factor rule of law. Rules and laws may change at any time and may be interpreted differently from how indicated here. As we always say, do your due diligence and check with official regulation websites and whoever may be enforcing your state rules. Regardless of the state rules, all practitioners should aim to have a medical director to have reliable medical advice for all patients.

If you have questions about how New Look Laser College or Astanza can help your search for elusive state regulations or a medical director, call or text at (281) 846-5890 or email and we’ll do our best to help answer questions about your specific situation.


How to Remove Tattoos

One of the most commonly asked questions when someone is starting to become interested in the laser tattoo removal business is “How to Remove Tattoos?” Questions regarding how to remove a tattoo are pervasive, and there are many myths, misconceptions, and rumors about tattoo removal that must be understood if getting into the business of laser tattoo removal.  

Over the years, many unproven and sometimes dangerous tattoo removal methods have gained interest from those looking to either have their tattoo removed or from those looking to profit from tattoo removal. A few of the most commonly used tattoo removal processes include topical creams, excision, and tattoo removal through injection. 

How to Remove Tattoos?

Tattoo Removal Topical Creams 
Topical tattoo removal creams are FAR less reputable than excision. Truthfully, tattoo removal creams are considered less of a viable treatment option and more commonplace online scams. These creams and gels are sold primarily online, but some notable retailers like Walmart have carried similar products. A quick Google search for “tattoo removal” will likely present you with a handful of topical creams. Do not be fooled by the low price (around $50 per bottle) and flashy advertising: these products are notorious for being ineffective. 

While their labels typically list “all-natural” ingredients like aloe, eucalyptus, orange peel, rosemary, and sage, their primary active ingredients are often TCA, hydroquinone, or other acids. Marketing attempts for tattoo removal creams often state the product will break down the ink “on a cellular level,” wherein it is then pushed to more surface-level layers of the skin for easier exfoliation. (Any tattoo owner will tell you that tattoos can not be “exfoliated.”)

These creams boast complete removal despite vague promises, little instructions for use, and a lack of messaging about how the cream works. No topical cream can penetrate the dermis to break apart tattoo ink without causing noticeable scarring and damage to the skin (and discomfort to the patient). Topical tattoo removal creams are not known to leave scars – they notoriously do not work. We recommend that patients not waste their time or money on tattoo removal creams.   Read more

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Orlando – Laser Tattoo Removal Training – On the Road Again

If you have ever wanted to learn how to remove tattoos, your opportunity has arrived. New Look Laser College is proud to provide an Orlando tattoo removal training course. The new Orlando laser tattoo removal course from New Look Laser College is your chance to visit Orlando, have some fun in the sun and learn how to master the subtleties of laser tattoo removal. Learning how to remove tattoos with lasers proves mutually beneficial to you and your clients who would like their tattoos removed once and for all.

Laser Tattoo Removal Training in Orlando

Now that the coronavirus pandemic is starting to wind down and society is reopening, you have a golden opportunity to get out of the house and learn the nuances of laser tattoo removal. Orlando businesses are reopening one by one, setting the stage for you to have a blast in this world-class city. Attend our laser tattoo removal class, and you will rest easy knowing we have implemented the necessary COVID-19 safety precautions. For example, our Orlando classroom’s laser tattoo removal training has enough space to separate attendees for proper social distancing. Furthermore, we have limited class sizes to be on the safe side. We will be complying with all Orlando public health warnings, providing a truly safe space to learn about laser tattoo removal. Read more

Complete Guide to NLLC Laser Tattoo Removal Training

Free eBook: Complete Guide to Laser Tattoo Removal Training

We get many questions from prospective students at New Look Laser College about what is covered in the class. The most popular questions are; what laser tattoo removal certificates are earned and tattoo removal regulations. We put together this easy-to-read eBook that details the answers to most of these questions about laser tattoo removal training. 

Have questions about laser tattoo removal training?

Have questions about laser tattoo removal training with New Look Laser College? We have the answers! We crafted this ebook to help potential students better understand what to expect when they attend our training course.If you already know that you want to get started with laser tattoo removal training you can see our entire schedule of courses and get signed up by clicking here or on the link below:

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Laser Tattoo Removal Training in Miami - July 16-17, 2021

Miami Laser Tattoo Removal Training – On the Road Again 

Tattoo Removal Training MiamiNew Look Laser College is proud to announce a second Miami laser tattoo removal training course on July 16 and 17th. Whether you live in Miami, are passing through the area, or have always wanted to visit, this is the perfect opportunity to take in the visual splendor of this scenic locale while learning about laser tattoo removal. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible as our initial tattoo removal Miami course held in late April sold out in record time. 

About the New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Course

Anyone interested in laser tattoo removal is encouraged to register and attend our informative two-day comprehensive course that explains how laser tattoo removal is performed. Attending New Look Laser College provides an opportunity to enjoy hands-on practice with lasers to remove a wide variety of sizes and types of tattoos. The New Look Laser College course includes informative lectures, hands-on training, and a certification opportunity.

Reserve Your Spot Today

A limited number of seats are available for laser tattoo removal training in Miami. The early bird gets the worm, so be sure to sign up during early registration featuring a rate of $995 up until May 16. The price bumps up to $1,295 after Early Registration ends. Act today by reserving your seat, and you will save $300. The material you learn during this informative session will prove genuinely invaluable. Perhaps the best part is you will participate in this informative session in beautiful Miami, Florida, where the sun is always shining and the weather is perfect.

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Jared Leto Seeks Tattoo Removal after Filming _The Joker_

Jared Leto Seeks Tattoo Removal after Filming “The Joker”

In a recent SLATE magazine article, there is an interesting discussion about the latest Joker movie (aka “the Snyder Cut”) and removing a forehead tattoo since the Joker’s last appearance in the 2017 Justice League, played by Jared Leto. 

The questions circling the rumor mills regarding the Joker tattoo removal include: 

  • Would the Joker get a “Damaged” tattoo on his forehead in the first place?
  • Why would the Joker get his tattoo removed? 
  • How much does it cost to remove a tattoo? 
  • What are the different ways to remove a tattoo? 
  • How does laser tattoo removal work? 
  • How much would it cost the Joker to remove his tattoo? 
  • How long does it take to remove a tattoo with laser tattoo removal? 

As the leading laser tattoo removal school in the United States, we thought they were interesting questions and were excited to be quoted in the original article. 

Here are the answers to the article’s questions from the laser tattoo removal experts at New Look Laser College. 

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Dr. Will Kirby Laser Away

Dr. Kirby from LaserAway Explains How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Works


Dr.-Kirby-Astanza-How-laser-tattoo-removal-worksBefore signing up for a course, you might be curious as to how laser tattoo removal actually works! New Look Laser College and Astanza are proud to train practitioners across the country and have our technology used and trusted by some of the leading laser practices around the world. A renowned Astanza client, LaserAway is a national leader in aesthetic laser dermatology. LaserAway uses the Astanza Duality Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to perform tattoo removal at their numerous locations nationwide.

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New Look Laser College and Astanza Laser Named “Best Laser Service and Training”


Astanza Laser, the parent company of New Look Laser College, is thrilled to announce that we won three awards from the Aesthetic Everything 2020 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards! Aesthetic Everything is the largest global network of aesthetic professionals, and they annually host the famous Beauty Expo Trade Show & Celebrity/Media Red Carpet Awards.


Every year, Aesthetic Everything receives an outpouring of nominations and votes for industry leaders in the overarching aesthetic field. This year, Aesthetic Everything received over 40,000 votes online. Astanza and NLLC are incredibly honored to be recognized for these awards:

  1. Top Aesthetic Company
  2. Best Laser Service and Training
  3. Best Laser Company to Work For


We are so honored to be chosen for these esteemed awards and will continue to work hard to live up to their prestige. Please keep reading to learn more about each of the awards we received. 

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New Look Laser College 2021 Course Dates for Laser Tattoo Removal Training

New Look Laser College is beyond excited to announce our official 2021 laser tattoo removal training schedule!

2020 was a rocky ride but nothing can stop eager students from getting certified in laser tattoo removal training. In response to COVID-19, New Look Laser College improved our courses with added safety protocols, limited capacity, social distancing, enhanced cleaning measures, and so much more.

We’re thankful for the continued interest in our laser tattoo removal school and are consistently thinking of ways to deliver better training experiences for all of our students.

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New Tattoo Removal Class Added to 2020 Training Schedule

New Tattoo Removal Class Added to 2020 Training Schedule

Back by popular demand – New Look Laser College is excited to add a new tattoo removal class to our 2020 laser training schedule! Join NLLC in Dallas, TX, at Astanza Laser’s headquarters on December 3-4, 2020, for our educational 2-day course. Students will learn the skills and concepts necessary for a successful career in laser tattoo removal. Click here to register for this newly added course.  

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