Laser Tattoo Removal on Patients with Medium or Dark Complexions

Many people seeking laser tattoo removal believe it is not possible to remove tattoos on patients with darker skin types or that laser tattoo removal is more effective on lighter skin types. We’re here to share that laser tattoo removal is safe to use on all skin types as long as you use the right technology, the proper settings, and receive certified training.

A large majority of tattoo removal clinics utilize the Fitzpatrick scale to determine the appropriate laser settings to use for different skin types. The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification that is based on a patient’s reaction to sun exposure and ranges from Skin Type I (very fair) to Skin Type VI (very dark).

Thanks to advanced Q-switched technology, laser tattoo removal can effectively and safely remove tattoos on any skin tone. New Look Laser College uses only the best laser technology for hands-on practice. All students of NLLC will practice on real patients of all skin types using advanced Q-switched Nd:YAG and ruby lasers.

Laser technicians and laser clinics that produce undesirable results on skin types III-VI are usually using ineffective, outdated technology that is not appropriate for these skin types or did not receive proper laser training. New Look Laser College believes practicing with the right technology will give our students the knowledge and high technology standards of what to use in their practices in order to deliver flawless, efficient results.

New Look Laser College also brings in a diverse pool of real patients so that you experience treating patients of all skin types. Patients with lighter skin tones will need to be treated with different settings than patients with darker skin tones, but in the end, all patients should experience the same clear results as long as the correct technology and settings are being used and customized to each patient and their tattoo.

Both fluence and wavelength are important settings that need to be customized to optimize results for patients with sensitive skin. Also we’ll discuss providing adequate time between treatments to promote proper healing and how to manage side effects of they arise. If you are looking to build your confidence with safely treating medium and dark skin tones for tattoo removal, call us today at (281) 846-5890 or sign up for one of our training courses and learn how from our laser tattoo removal experts.

Expand Your Practice with Laser Tattoo Removal

If you own a medical practice or clinic, you should definitely start thinking about adding laser tattoo removal onto your services. Not only is laser tattoo removal one of the most in-demand procedures in the cosmetic world, it is easy to perform and can increase your profits significantly.

With proper training, almost anyone can become certified and offer laser tattoo removal. But physicians have a slight advantage due to a number of things:

  • Title – Some patients tend to trust licensed medical professionals more than other people offering laser tattoo removal, or any other procedure for that matter. Having someone who is experienced and qualified in medicine enables more trust for patients and is advantageous for physicians. In fact, physicians can usually charge a premium! In addition, some states require an MD or DO to operate tattoo removal lasers.
  • Existing Staff and Space – Many entrepreneurs that are interested in entering the tattoo removal industry have to start from scratch. They have to interview and hire staff, invest in a space to perform the procedure, and build a new brand. Being a physician with an existing practice makes it extremely easy to add on the procedure. Existing staff members are very easy to train and our laser technologies are very easy to understand.
  • Existing Clientele – One of the biggest advantages of being a physician is the existing patient clientele you have. With over 50 million Americans owning tattoos, you are bound to have existing patients that wish to have at least one tattoo removed.

Laser tattoo removal is an extremely quick and easy procedure to perform. With so many people looking for this specific cosmetic procedure, physicians should strongly consider adding laser tattoo removal to their list of cash-pay services. New Look Laser College has trained hundreds of physicians and their staff members to become certified in laser tattoo removal.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to increase your clinic’s profits. Call us today at (281) 846-5890 to get one step closer to increasing your revenue.

Get Trained in Texas and Become Certified in Your State

Right now is the perfect time to start your new business or expand your existing practice with laser tattoo removal procedures. How do you get started? By signing up for our New Look Laser College training course. New Look Laser College offers a 2-day training course in Houston, TX and various locations throughout Europe.

Many students interested in laser tattoo removal believe they can only be certified in laser tattoo removal if they receive training in their state. However, this is not the case. New Look Laser College has trained hundreds of students from all over the United States – from Alaska to Maine, and even across the world, right at our Houston headquarters.

Although each state has varying regulations for laser tattoo removal, our certifications have been used all over the United States and globe, regardless of where their training was held.

New Look Laser College is the world’s leading laser tattoo removal training program and is designed to fit the needs of people from all professions. Our highly informative course provides in-depth training and hands-on experience over the course of just 2 days. And, there are no prerequisites to join.

Whether you live in Texas, New York, Florida, Oregon, or just about any other state, New Look Laser College can give you the knowledge you need to get started with laser tattoo removal.

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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

See our upcoming training dates in Portugal and other Europe countries >>