Tyler White of Tempe, AZ had a dream of starting and opening his own tattoo shop. Over the course of 5 years, he succeed. He’s been a tattoo artist for 9 years and considers himself an expert among his colleagues.
“I love what I do,” White said. “But there were times when the shop was completely dead, and when you’re dead you’re not making money. It wasn’t fun.”
White says that even though he tried networking to increase business, it didn’t quite worked the way he hoped. With bills and employees to pay, he was considering closing down his shop if things didn’t pick up.
“It was one of my clients who gave me the idea,” he continued. “She came in for a tattoo and started talking to me about her family. Her sister went to cosmetic laser school and was currently working in a medical spa. After she mentioned she was trained on laser tattoo removal, I began doing my research.”
White says he was interested to know about the market for laser tattoo removal and was surprised when he learned that the cosmetic laser industry was valued at 1 billion dollars. According to the Harris Interactive Poll in 2003, 17% of Americans who got tattoos regretted their decision. Facts state that around 50% of Americans who receive tattoos eventually want it removed, according to the American Society of Dermatological Surgery in 2002.
“I started thinking, huh…there’s actually a huge market for this,” White stated. “That’s when I began looking up places to train.”
Laser tattoo removal training is a popular option among those looking to train in a variety of cosmetic laser treatments. It works by emitting highly concentrated energy toward the ink pigment on the skin. Once it’s targeted, the laser energy is able to break up the pigment in to tiny particles and ridding it through the body’s lymphatic system. The entire process can take between 15 – 45 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo.
White says he’s able to fill downtime between tattooing with scheduling laser tattoo removal from new clients. He also has staff members that are also laser certified who perform various other treatments, like laser hair removal and laser wrinkle reduction treatments.
“It’s really improved business,” White stated. “We used to have so much down time–it was really bad. But now we’re constantly scheduling clients. We may even have to move to a bigger location soon.”
National Laser Institute is one of many places that offer laser tattoo removal training courses. They have a wide variety of class options ranging from just tattoo removal, a comprehensive laser course, and many more in order to fit your needs.
National Laser Institute also offers hands-on training combined with classroom lecture in order to provide students quality laser education. They are the leader in the medical aesthetics industry and are recognized as a gold standard of education. Because of this, they are definitely one of the best places to go if you’re looking to get trained within the cosmetic laser field.
Take advantage of this unique and in-demand market like White did and enroll in a laser training course today! To learn more about laser tattoo removal or National Laser Institute, please call 480.290.7366.