Laser Tattoo Removal Training by New Look Laser College

Laser tattoo removal has grown wildly popular over the years as more and more patients seek to remove their unwanted ink. Tattoo removal clinics and studios are popping up all over the world, generating some stiff competition. So what can you do to stand out amongst the crowd? Aside from the laser technology your clinic uses, one of the biggest requirements that patients look for when researching different clinics is certification.

Patients want to know that whoever is removing their tattoo is well-trained and well-versed in tattoo removal.  The same scenario goes for having a tattoo applied. People are more likely to get a tattoo from an experienced, professional tattoo artist than an amateur who applies tattoos in his garage.

While laser tattoo removal is safe, there are various factors that go into removing a tattoo properly. Many patients have experienced negative effects or scarring as a result of the tattooing, prior to the first laser tattoo removal treatment, and the more training a removal technician has, the more likely they will be able to safely and efficiently remove the tattoo, regardless of its condition.

New Look Laser College provides in-depth laser tech training, comprehensive laser tattoo removal education, and interactive hands-on laser training. Our course will teach you how to attract patients and successfully run a tattoo removal clinic in your market while safely removing tattoos of all kinds. No matter what background or profession you come from, New Look Laser College can give you the laser tattoo removal education you and your clinic need to thrive with this innovative procedure.

New Look Laser College training students will receive three laser tattoo removal certifications upon completion of training:

  • Certified Laser Specialist (CLS)
  • Laser Safety Officer (LSO)
  • Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal

When your patients see these certifications on your website and in your clinic, they’ll know they’re in good hands. Sign up for a New Look Laser College training course and become a tattoo removal training expert today! Call us at (281) 846-5890 or contact us at

Laser Tattoo Removal Pricing Methods

Patient Discussing Tattoo Removal PriceMore often than not, the most frequently asked question a practitioner will hear is, “How much does laser tattoo removal cost?” Clinics use a variety of pricing methods, but the most important thing to remember when deciding your clinic’s treatment pricing is to make sure it makes the most sense for you and your patients. Commonly used pricing structure types are:


Size Categories

This category is very easy to implement and is popular amongst clinics. Tattoos are priced based solely on size: extra-small, small, medium, and large. This pricing structure leaves no room for negotiation and allows a price break for patients with larger tattoos. It’s a simple way of differentiating between tattoos with which patients are familiar. The table below can give you a better understanding of size measurement in categories.

Square Inch 1” x 1” 2” x 2” 4” x 4” 6” x 6” 8” x 8”
Size Extra-small Small Medium Large Extra-large+
Description Size of a postage stamp or smaller About the size of a business card About the size of your palm About the size of two hands Half sleeves, full sleeves, and more

Price per Square Inch

This pricing structure takes a little more time to calculate but is more precise—plus you can advertise low prices per square inch. The only downsides to the price per square inch structure are that tattoos containing negative space are difficult to measure and large tattoos often become cost prohibitive.

Pulse Count/Duration of Treatment

Pricing is based on the number of pulses used during treatment and how long the treatment session takes. This pricing structure is not commonly used as it puts pressure on the speed of the practitioner and the efficiency of the treatment.

Flat Price for Guaranteed Removal

This pricing method is very rare and not something that is recommended. Although it may give patients some confidence in what they’re paying for, practitioners should not guarantee removal without assessing the tattoo first. Tattoos come in all different sizes and colors and some are harder to treat than others. You never can predict how a patient’s skin and tattoo will respond to treatment, so it’s important to not make promises that you can’t be 100% positive of happening.

Gradation Scale

The gradation scale depends on the shade of a tattoo. Basically, the less ink in a tattoo or the more faded a tattoo, the lower price a patient will receive for treatment. This pricing method is also not commonly done as it complicates pricing and produces less profitability in later treatment stages for the practitioner.

Treatment Packages

Almost all tattoo removal procedures will require multiple treatments before seeing complete tattoo removal. Package deals are a great pricing strategy for patients wanting to break up their tattoo removal costs into pieces. For example, a clinic may offer packages of 3, 5, 7, or 10 treatments based on a patient’s tattoo assessment. Treatment packages are convenient because they are paid in full before starting tattoo removal treatment. In addition, the patient stays committed to the process, to the practice, and ends up saving a lot of money. If you want to offer treatment packages at your clinic we suggest including a discount offer such as, 10% off a package of 3 treatments or 20% off a package of 5 treatments. The more the patient pays up front, the more they should save.

Other common discounts that tattoo removal clinics use are:

  • 50% off second tattoo treatment
  • Military and veteran discounts
  • Discounts for gang-related tattoos
  • Free or discounted treatments for cancer radiation tattoos

A method that is often discussed during a patient consultation is the Kirby-Desai Scale. This method can be used in coordination with any pricing structure, and many practices use it to determine the number of treatments a patient needs. They may then incorporate the number of treatments when determining a patient’s treatment price.

The Kirby-Desai Scale

The Kirby-Desai Scale is a predictive scale created by Dr. Will Kirby and Dr. Alpesh Desai, skin specialists in tattoo removal. The scale works by assigning numerical points to six different variables: skin type, location, amount of ink, layering, scarring/tissue changes, and colors. The variable points are added up to combine a score that will show an estimated number of treatments needed for complete tattoo removal. Many clinics use this pricing method because it is used and trusted by many experts in the tattoo removal field. However, other clinics opt out of this method because they feel it overcomplicates the consultation process.

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What to Expect at a NLLC Course

Training clients that attend New Look Laser College should expect to receive in-depth, comprehensive training that will prepare them for success in the laser tattoo removal field.

All training courses are held during the weekend and last just two days long—Saturday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Both days contain informative didactic material followed by interactive hands-on laser training with real tattooed patients.

The curriculum will cover everything you need to know about laser tattoo removal including the following topics:

  • Laser-Skin InteractionBasics of Laser Treatments
  • Laser Safety and Protocols
  • Laser Skin Interaction
  • Tattoo Assessment
  • Laser Physics
  • Aftercare Instructions
  • Patient Treatment
  • Clinic Operation
  • Effective Marketing

Our trainers are experts in the tattoo removal field and encourage all training clients to ask questions throughout the course. They have accumulated years of experience working in the tattoo removal industry and are eager to share their knowledge.

The hands-on portion of our laser tattoo removal school allows NLLC training clients to interact directly with lasers and quickly gain confidence in the procedure. At NLLC, we use nothing but the industry’s most advanced lasers to ensure our training clients work with the best technology. They will learn how to configure laser settings, practice firing the laser on paper to get comfortable handling it, and then actually use the laser to remove a tattoo on a live patient. At NLLC, we make sure to have an emphasis on hands-on practice, and we invite patients with diverse skin types and types of tattoos to give you maximum experience with a variety of challenging tattoos to treat. By interacting with and treating real patients, NLLC training clients are able to get a feel of what it’s like to operate their own laser tattoo removal clinic. Not only will they be treating patient tattoos, they’ll be interacting with patients and applying their knowledge of tattoo assessments and patient protocols learned during the didactic portion of the course.

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Who Can Attend New Look Laser College?

Trinity Laser TreatmentAnyone interested in entering the laser tattoo removal field is welcome to sign up for New Look Laser College’s laser tattoo removal school. We have trained hundreds of individuals all across the world including medical professionals, entrepreneurs, tattoo shop owners, and skin specialists. Below you can find a more in depth summary of the many types of people that can attend New Look Laser College. Everyone is welcome to attend the course, and the curriculum is designed to be both enlightening and accessible to people from all backgrounds

Medical Professionals (Physicians, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists)

Many New Look Laser College are medical professionals that want to add laser tattoo removal to their existing practice or medical spa. We’ve heard a lot of medical professionals share stories of patients asking if they offer laser tattoo removal at their practice or if they know a trusted tattoo removal clinic that offers the procedure. Many medical professionals attend New Look Laser College so that they can perform the in-demand procedure themselves and strengthen patient relations.


Entrepreneurs that attend New Look Laser College are interested in starting their own business. Many New Look Laser College entrepreneurs have gone on to create their own successful specialty tattoo removal clinics or medical spas. New Look Laser College was founded by a successful entrepreneur that started a chain of tattoo removal clinics. The course covers everything you need to know to start your own practice clinic—from the procedure to marketing to business operations.

Laser Technicians

Laser technicians have prior experience and knowledge with other laser procedures and tend to work for medical spas, laser centers, or dermatology or plastic surgery practices that offer a variety of medical laser procedures. Many laser technicians attend New Look Laser College to add laser tattoo removal to their skill set.

Tattoo Shop Owners

Tattoo shop owners witness hundreds of people experiencing tattoo regret. Many people go to tattoo shops and complain that a previous tattoo artist did bad work on them and ask how they could get it removed or covered up. Tattoo shop owners attend New Look Laser College to learn how to completely remove tattoos for clients or to lighten tattoos in preparation for a cover-up.

New Look Laser College is the Longest-Running Laser Tattoo Removal School

Before tattoo removal lasers existed, the options for removing unwanted ink were very limited and even considered dangerous. Due to the recent advancement in laser technology, millions of people living with tattoo regret are actively seeking laser tattoo removal treatment all over the world.

The rapid growth of laser tattoo removal has caught the attention of medical professionals, skin specialists, and entrepreneurs everywhere. New Look Laser College was created with the sole purpose of helping individuals receive proper education on how to join, thrive, and succeed in this widespread, in-demand field.

New Look Laser College is the longest-running laser tattoo removal school in the world. Founded in 2007, New Look Laser College has trained and educated thousands of individuals and helped numerous practitioners build flourishing careers in laser tattoo removal. Our early establishment and years of teaching makes us the most experienced, most knowledgeable, and most trusted laser tattoo removal school. Originally founded in the United States, we are an international training school and have taught courses in dozens of countries and six continents all over the world.

At New Look Laser College, we’ve refined our course material over the years to provide the most comprehensive knowledge in the span of just two days—including didactic training and hands-on training—at incredible value. Our course covers everything from laser physics to patient consultation to effective practice marketing.

New Look Laser College is the best laser tattoo removal school in the industry and is the perfect place for anyone looking to tap into this in-demand field. We are the leaders and experts of laser tattoo removal and are excited to share our knowledge with you.

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Spring and Summer 2015 NLLC Laser Tattoo Removal Training Courses | Next Available Course April 11-12

Hands-On Laser LearningTattoo removal is a rapidly growing and in-demand industry that gains more attention every year. If you’re interested in a tattoo removal career or business, attend one of our upcoming New Look Laser College (NLLC) training courses and learn how to get started!

New Look Laser College is the world’s first training program dedicated solely to tattoo removal. Our trainers have taught countless medical professionals, tattoo artists, and entrepreneurs and are considered experts in the field of tattoo removal.

The NLLC course material covers everything from laser physics, the tattoo removal procedure, laser safety training, tattoo assessment, to business operations, and much more. In addition to didactic training, all NLLC training clients will receive hands-on experience with our Q-switched lasers and get to perform treatments on a variety of real patients.

Our next available course is less than a month away — Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and register today.

Spring Courses

APRIL 11-12, 2015 | Saturday & Sunday | 9am to 5 pm daily | Houston, TX

MAY 23-24, 2015 | Saturday & Sunday | 9am to 5 pm daily | Houston, TX

Summer Courses

JULY 11-12, 2015| Saturday & Sunday | 9am to 5 pm daily | Houston, TX

AUGUST 22-23, 2015| Saturday & Sunday | 9am to 5 pm daily | Houston, TX

New Look Laser College is just $995, a small investment compared to the return you’ll be making once you get your tattoo removal business up and running. To register for the April NLLC or any of the upcoming North America tattoo removal training courses, please visit or call (281) 846-5890.

Portugal Tattoo Removal Training Course

Treatment 8 webUp to 50% of individuals with tattoos want at least some of their ink removed. Even Américo Figueiredo, president of the Portuguese Dermatological Society has said the number of people seeking tattoo removals is growing and will continue to increase in the next few years.

New Look Laser College is holding courses in Portugal to train individuals interested in this profitable and ever-growing industry.

Our Trainers

New Look Laser College is the world’s first training program dedicated to tattoo removal. Our trainers have trained more tattoo removal practitioners than any other training program in the world, including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, tattoo artists, physicians, and non-medical entrepreneurs.

The NLLC founders are experienced tattoo removal practitioners and leading experts in the tattoo removal industry. After seeing the success of their chain of tattoo removal clinics, they established NLLC to share their experience and knowledge with others.

New Look Laser College Training

The NLLC Portugal course is a two-day comprehensive training class that offers both didactic and hands-on training practice. Training clients will be able to assess real patients and volunteers and practice firing a laser. Upon completion of the course, each training client will obtain three certifications: Certified Laser Specialist (CLS), Laser Safety Officer (LSO), and Advanced Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser Training.

The course will cover:

  • Laser safety
  • Laser physics
  • Client protocol
  • Regulations
  • Business operations
  • Marketing tips
  • Plus lots of hands on practice

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Tattoo Removal Training in Norway

BTR pr imageIn Lørenskog, Norway, 18-year-old Stian Ytterdahl was convinced by his friends to get a McDonald’s Receipt tattooed onto his arm. There are no age laws in Norway when it comes to getting a tattoo. That being said, many individuals that get tattoos at a young age come to regret their decision in later years.

The tattoo removal industry is one of the fastest-growing industries today. New Look Laser College, the world’s first training program devoted to tattoo removal, is offering courses in Norway to teach you everything you need to know about tattoo removal.

Profitable Market

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, tattoo artist, dermatologist, or physician, the tattoo removal industry is profitable for anyone from any background. Norway has many tattoo shops but very few tattoo removal clinics, making the tattoo removal market highly in-demand and extremely profitable for those seriously interested in the tattoo removal field.

Due to the small amount of providers and competition, Norway practitioners would be able to charge a premium for their time and succeed with this aesthetic procedure.

Training Course

New Look Laser College is a 2-day training course that offers didactic training that covers laser physics, laser safety, procedure pricing, clinic regulations, marketing and business operations, and much more.

NLLC also provides interactive hands-on practice for all training clients. Clients will be able to practice on actual patients with Astanza’s state-of-the-art Q-switched lasers and gain real tattoo removal experience.

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Poland Laser Tattoo Removal Training

fullframe treatment w_ dualityLaser tattoo removal is one of the most popular and profitable aesthetic procedures, featuring continued growth.

New Look Laser College is holding intensive tattoo removal training courses in Poland and other areas in Europe to help practitioners thrive in this rapidly growing industry.

About Laser Tattoo Removal

The tattoo removal business has grown in proportion to the rising popularity of tattoos and is becoming the hottest field in aesthetics as more tattooed individuals regret their inked skin. Today’s advanced laser technology provides a solution for those living with unwanted ink.

Laser tattoo removal works by emitting light energy into the skin and shattering the tattoo ink particles into smaller fragments. The body’s immune system then naturally flushes out the smaller fragments until the tattoo can no longer be seen. Tattoo removal lasers produce different wavelengths of light and each wavelength corresponds to a certain range of tattoo ink colors.

Course Curriculum

At New Look Laser College, training clients are given both didactic training and hands-on practice over the course of 2 days. Our trainers have the most experience in the tattoo removal field and have trained hundreds of tattoo removal practitioners, from entrepreneurs to dermatologists to physicians and tattoo artists.

The NLLC course covers a variety of tattoo removal topics:

  • Laser physics
  • Laser safety
  • Patient care and processing
  • Clinic operation
  • Tattoo assessment
  • Effective Marketing
  • Hands-on experience

If you are interested in adding laser tattoo removal to your medical practice, wish to set up a tattoo removal business, or want to offer laser tattoo removal at your tattoo shop, sign up for our New Look Laser College Poland course and we’ll give you all you need to succeed in the laser tattoo removal field.

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Tattoo Removal Training in Russia

Treatment 16 webEveryone has past experiences they would like to erase, and for many that includes body ink. As more and more people in Russia experience tattoo regret, the need for tattoo removal will continue to rise.

New Look Laser College is now holding tattoo removal training courses in Russia and Europe to help you learn all there is to know about this growing field.

The Tattoo Removal Market

Tattoo removal is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most profitable procedures in the cosmetic industry today. Millions of people around the world get tattoos as a form of expression. However, 17% to 50% of tattoo owners experience tattoo regret and look for ways to erase what they once thought was a good idea.

Most tattoo removal patients are concerned about their appearance, making the tattoo removal industry accessible to all kinds of practitioners—from plastic surgeons to dermatologists to tattoo artists and even entrepreneurs. The number of people getting a tattoo rises annually, and each person that gets a tattoo becomes a potential tattoo removal patient.

The Course

New Look Laser College is the world’s first training program devoted to laser tattoo removal. The course was established in 2007 by successful tattoo removal clinic owners in the United States. They have since spread out to teach internationally all over Europe, including Russia, and Asia.

The 2-day training course is taught by the leading experts in tattoo removal and covers material such as laser physics, laser safety, patient protocol, and business and marketing tips to help make your practice stand out from the competition.

NLLC training clients attending the course in Russia will also be given hands-on training experience in addition to the NLLC didactic material. Being able to work with the lasers will give you the confidence you need to successfully enter the tattoo removal industry and profit with this in-demand procedure.

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