Starting a Tattoo Removal Business

Are you a salon owner and thinking of starting a tattoo removal business as another source of increasing your profit?

If you are uncertain on how to start a tattoo removal business then allow us to present you the requirements and other important information in managing this in-demand business venture.

The Popularity of Starting a Tattoo Removal Business Nowadays

Since people started to like the art of placing tattoos on their bodies, this doesn’t mean that tattoos are forever like diamonds. Formerly, people taught that this “work-of-art” on their precious body parts will stay for a lifetime but this thought have changed from time to time due to some desirable reasons. Impulsive decisions is one of the factors, their previous decision of wanting a tattoo had changed gradually because its significance just faded. While a tattoo serves as a reminder, if the owner don’t want it anymore to be remembered then they would likely have it removed on their body despite of the pain and the cost it will bring about for the procedure. Other reasons beyond this are because of poor craftsmanship or the owner don’t like the way it was done by the artist and some job seekers want to impress their employers by a clean-look particularly if they were ex-convicts or former gang member. These are the main reasons why the popularity of the tattoo removal business blooms at the present time.

Because of this, most of the salon owners currently have added tattoo removal sessions as part of their services and contributes well in increasing their profits. However, the tattoo removal business is not easy to start like the other businesses out there since this includes proper training and a great capital to buy the equipments. To give you an idea of how you can start a tattoo removal business of your own, here are some insights we have prepared for you.

Tips on How to Start a Tattoo Removal Business

The very first thing to consider if you want to start a tattoo removal business or add it on your present business is the start-up cost which includes the equipments, training program, operational expenses, and the franchise fee if you consider the option of franchising and use of registered trademarks. The most expensive part of the start-up cost is purchasing the laser tattoo removal machine, this is the important equipment of the business so you should be careful on choosing the right machine and get the best deal you could have. You can do this by referring to some salon owners who can guide you on choosing recommended brands and their suppliers. In learning the basics of tattoo removal, there are training programs available and being offered by certain institutions such as the Laser Training Institute (LTI). LTI is a non-profit organization that issues certification and meets the standards of the National Council on Laser Excellence and recognized by every states. For legal purposes, inquire to the secretary of state for the regulations and existing laws regarding tattoo removal practices.

52 Comments

  • Dn said on May 30, 2012
    As a licensed practical nurse in Michigan of the United States would I be able to start a tattoo removal business?
  • nalley said on June 14, 2012
    am a businessman in ghana, who wants to start a tattoo removal business in ghana, please i need more information on how to get my equipments and cost of starting the business
  • Richard McReynolds said on August 6, 2012
    Is there a special license that i would have get from the state. Richard McReynolds, Phone #4076100934, Fax # 4077047556, Email mrmcreynolds@aol.com
  • Saule said on April 3, 2013
    I want to open a tattoo removal business in Davis California, do I need a special medical education to open a business, if I can how much will be cost to start.
  • Jo ANNE DAUGHDRILL said on August 27, 2013
    I would like to start a Tattoo Removal business in Biloxi, Ms. Please forward info to my email address.
  • jackie said on September 24, 2013
    I would like to start a tattoo removal business in Washington State. do I need to affiliate with a medical professional?
  • Frederick said on October 15, 2013
    We are experts in the art of Tattoo removal. Contact us for tattoo business set up or tattoo removal. kohnfrddd@gmail.com Dr. Frederick
  • pawan kumar said on January 7, 2014
    I am from AMRITSAR(PUNJAB). I would like to start a business of tattoo removal. but i have no exp. in this field so please send me full information.
  • Diana spinelli said on February 2, 2014
    Interested in starting a business in charlotte, nc
  • Edwin said on February 28, 2014
    I am from Queensland, Australia and would like to know how to start a tattoo removal business, have no experience so please send me information.
  • Julie said on March 6, 2014
    Hi. I'm in Devon, UK, & looking for information about how to start my own tattoo removal. I have no experience. Thank you.
  • Lily said on March 7, 2014
    Hi, I'm in Cambridgeshire ,UK and want to start my own tattoo removal business. No experience. Some information please
  • Nancy said on May 25, 2014
    Hello, can you contact me about starting a laser tattoo removal business? I'm in San Diego, CA. Thanks!!
  • Jess said on May 30, 2014
    No experience in tattoo removal or beauty for that matter, like to start a business and need more info please. I do hold a Medical Radiation Science Degree and currently doing a Masters. NSW, Australia
  • nicholas said on June 3, 2014
    am a business from kenya i would like to start a tattoo removal business but i have no experience
  • Tonya Jones said on June 3, 2014
    I'm a tattoo studio owner and would like more information on starting Tattoo removal on site? We are located in St.Louis MO
  • Alex Gonzalez said on June 9, 2014
    if appreciate more information as well. do I need a medical affiliate? once I am licensed can I open the business when I purchase the machine and rent an office?
  • Eric said on June 30, 2014
    Hi Could you please send me some info on starting up a Tattoo Removal studio within uk. Many thanks
  • Raymond Santa said on July 21, 2014
    I'm am interested in starting a tattoo removal business in Connecticut. Please send me info
  • Raymond Santa said on July 21, 2014
    I'd like to start a tattoo removal business in Connecticut. Please send info.
  • malcolm said on July 23, 2014
    I would like to start a tattoo removal business in Canada. I need to buy a affordable laser to remove tattoos and also training. I need a training center to be fairly close to me. is there online training i can take in canada ? either newbrunswick or prince edward island or nova scotia would be best for me to get the training i need for tattoo removal.
  • andy said on August 7, 2014
    Looking to expand to tattoo removal in the UK, can u please supply me some info , ty
  • Janine Fardell said on August 10, 2014
    Hi, looking to start a tattoo removal business in Australasia. Please send me info. Thanks.
  • Shannon said on August 19, 2014
    Hi.. I'm a massage therapist and own a spa, I'm interested in adding tattoo removal to my services.. I live in MS and not sure what the state requirements are.. Please email me info. Thank you
  • Jon said on August 22, 2014
    Hi, I would like to start a tattoo removal business in Bristol, England. Could you give me some details about approx laser costs and lifespan of the machine, service requirements. Thanks
  • Tammy said on August 23, 2014
    I am from Queensland, Australia and would like to know how to start a tattoo removal business, have no experience so please send me information.
  • Brock said on September 10, 2014
    Hi I'm from Queensland, Australia. Could you please send me the information on starting a tattoo removal business as I have no experience in this field, thank you
  • Karina said on September 14, 2014
    I sell laser to remove tattoos, retail price is $10.000,00 USD asking price offer just for $6.000,00 USD Please if you have any question feel free to contact me to my email account: stgoventass@gmail.com We receive Payment by: Paypal Send by: Fedex, Dhl Or Ems
  • Michael said on September 19, 2014
    Hi, I'm from Sydney Australia, Could you please send me information on starting a tattoo removal business.
  • Monte lane said on September 21, 2014
    I was wondering what the requirements would be to start a laser tattoo removal business in Phoenix, AZ. Or Fargo N.D.
  • emma orchard said on November 2, 2014
    I am interested in starting a tattoo removal business, i am based in Carmarthenshire South West Wales and have no relevant experience.
  • nicole said on November 10, 2014
    We are top manufacturer specialized in IPL, Laser and body slimming machine, with Medical CE, FDA approved. We have many machines for tattoo removal. Any interested, please contact me. More details and price will be sent to you as soon as possible.
  • chris said on November 30, 2014
    I want to open a office in temecula california what kind of regulations. Does California have and do i need a medical background
  • Yvette said on February 18, 2015
    Please send me information on how to start a tattoo removal business in Nevada.
  • Rod said on March 2, 2015
    I would like to start up in Durban, South Africa
  • Jeffrey Fenech said on March 3, 2015
    I would like to start up a business in Sydney, Australia Thankyou
  • Karen Terry said on March 9, 2015
    I am a Registered Nurse in the UK. I am looking for information on starting my own business in tattoo removal. What further qualifications do I need? I have seen '1 day courses' advertised, is this sufficient for me to buy the equipment and get started? Thank you in advance for any advice you can give. Karen.
  • Brett said on March 15, 2015
    I would like to leave my current profession and start something new. will have funds to start. How much to set up a business, what experience and training is required. please send me all the information. I am from Sydney NSW Australia. Thank you.
  • Johnny said on March 28, 2015
    If you would like to start a all natural tattoo removal company email me at johnnyjjohnnyj@yahoo Com. Thanks! Johnny
  • Andrew bull said on May 6, 2015
    hi, could you let me know the rough start up costs to set up a home business in the UK
  • Steve said on May 6, 2015
    I am I interested in starting a tattoo removal business in Australia. Please send me any information you have. Regards Steve
  • Christi Bucholz said on May 17, 2015
    I will start classes tomorrow at National Laser Institute in Scottsdale AZ. My goal after completion is to move to Colorado Springs CO and start a tattoo removal business in Fountain CO in my sons tattoo studio. I would also like to offer laser hair removal and ipl laser photo facials. What types of things to I need to know to get started?
  • martin michael said on May 24, 2015
    i would like to start my tattoo removing business in Michigan
  • Nikolina Rajsic said on May 27, 2015
    Would I be able to start a Tattoo laser removal franchise at Wollongong, Australia. What's the minimum amount of money that I need to spend to start this business?
  • Hayley hughes said on July 29, 2015
    Hi, I'm am thinking of starting a tattoo removal business. I would like to know what is the most effective laser machine in the market & approximately how much it cost. Thanks
  • Ronda. Weed said on August 24, 2015
    I would like the answer to question 45 Hayley Hughes. thank you
  • Jana said on August 27, 2015
    Each states laser regulations are different. The equipment ranges from 70000 to about 180000 even a few in the 200000 range. Quanta Aesthetic Lasers is a company that specializes on research and development from tattoo removal q switch lasers to hair removal lasers for all skin types. Best uptime in the industry.
  • robert needham said on October 11, 2015
    I have salons in the UK and would like to add tattoo removal service to the business could you help me?
  • Jason Liu said on November 25, 2015
    We are laser manufacturer in China and offer Q switch nd yag laser for tattoo removal. The price will be much more competitive than your local market. Please contact me if you want to start tattoo removal business with the least invest. my email is jason@starlightipl.com
  • jim said on January 14, 2016
    Just put tattoo removal training on Google and a few will come up.
  • Ben said on October 10, 2016
    Hi, i would love some more info about starting a laser tattoo removal studio. I'm from Sydney, Australia. Many thanks!
  • Harpreet said on December 13, 2019
    Hi, currently working as RN in California. Would like to start new carrier in tattoo and hair removal.

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