How to Become a Laser Tattoo Removal Technician

Laser tattoo removal technicians specialize in removing all kinds of tattoos through cosmetic laser technology. Laser technicians must be familiar with not only the skincare industry, but the safety and logistics that go into performing cosmetic laser treatments. Laser tattoo removal technicians have the opportunity to work in doctor’s offices, dermatology clinics, spas and medical spas, tattoo facilities, and more.

In order to become a laser tattoo removal technician, most states require you to attend a certification course. We lay out everything you’ll need to be aware of in order to take the steps to becoming a laser tattoo removal technician.


In most states, there are the requirements you’ll need to adhere to in order to become a laser tattoo removal technician:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have obtained your high school diploma or GED
  • Must have laser safety training
  • Must participate in a set number of regulated classroom time
  • Must participate in a set number of hands-on clinical training

It’s important to realize that in some states, you may need to be a medical professional in order to perform any kind of cosmetic laser treatment. Check your state’s regulations.


National Laser Institute offers a laser tattoo removal course for those qualified to earn certification. In this course, topics include laser safety, tissue interaction, client selection, pre and post treatment care, laser techniques, and more. This course also offers hands-on clinical training time within a luxury medical spa setting so that students get the appropriate amount of hands-on time with clients. Our classroom portion is led by experts who have been in this industry for over a decade!

To learn more about laser tattoo removal training, please call 480.290.7366.

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