Last week we announced some exciting news: Astanza Laser officially registered August 14 as National Tattoo Removal Day! You might be wondering what National Tattoo Removal Day is and why we chose August 14 as the founding date for this National day to recognize tattoo removal. We’ll answer both of these questions in this blog, so keep reading.
What is National Tattoo Removal Day?
National Tattoo Removal Day is a day that celebrates laser tattoo removal and the many advancements in laser technology that have made the removal of unwanted ink safe and effective. It also supports all of the individuals that have contemplated or hesitated to have a tattoo lasered off and urges them to move forward with the procedure. Lastly, National Tattoo Removal Day recognizes the expertly trained laser technicians, tattoo shops, physicians, and other laser tattoo removal providers for their hard work and passion for laser tattoo removal.
Today is a particularly special day because we at Astanza are announcing a project that we’ve been planning for quite some time. Astanza has worked with the National Day Archives to observe for the very first time in history: National Tattoo Removal Day on August 14th!
Recently, I attended the AmSpa Boot Camp in my hometown of Dallas, TX to learn a little more about the aesthetics industry and to gain additional insight into starting and successfully running a MedSpa. I found the entire weekend to be very inspiring and full of excellent information that anyone considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal center would benefit from hearing.
While I’m not going to share any of the presentations or materials presented over the weekend, I did want to share a few of my key takeaways and encourage those considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal clinic to attend one of these boot camps in person for themselves.
The wait is finally over! Our long-awaited October Europe course finally has a destination. New Look Laser College is very excited to announce that we will be heading to London for our October 20 and 21, 2018 training course. Students in London will be able to receive expert training from our leading laser tattoo removal instructors.
Today officially marks the first day of summer! In celebration, New Look Laser College is heating things up with a one-week summer sale on all 2018 courses. Students from all over the world who are interested in learning more about the laser tattoo removal field can sign up for one of our 2-day courses during our limited-time sale today through June 28, 2018. Courses are normally $995, but this week we’re cooling prices down to $750!
Since 2007, New Look Laser College has provided advanced, expert training to individuals interested in entering the laser tattoo removal industry. Our students have become some of the leading laser tattoo removal practitioners in their respective areas all around the world. This year, New Look Laser College is hosting various courses around the world, including our Dallas headquarters, Miami, Las Vegas, Prague, Amsterdam, and now London!
For almost 10 years, Astanza Laser has been helping tattoo shops around the country establish successful laser tattoo removal practices. During this upcoming educational session, we are going to hear from Blacklist Ink's Tyffanie Rogers about creating better artwork for their clients and increasing their profitability through the use of laser tattoo removal technology from Astanza.
Despite what many people believe, tattoo application and tattoo removal are not at war. In fact, the two procedures actually go hand in hand and complement each other. Some of the most outspoken proponents and users of laser tattoo removal are tattoo artists and tattoo shops that want to either fade or clear an old tattoo before applying new ink. Understandably, tattoo artists want a clean canvas for their artwork instead of having to start with the remnants of someone else’s work as the foundation (especially if the work was done poorly). Below, we lay out the top three reasons why tattoo artists favor laser tattoo removal.
Tattoo artists around the world realize the benefits of providing laser tattoo removal at their tattoo shops. More artists are using laser tattoo removal as a fading tool to shape and deliver the desired artwork clients’ want. Not only do they have a front row seat to the audience and demographic seeking tattoo removal most, but they also have the knowledge and skills to thrive with this high demand procedure.
A two-year delay on the application of the medical device excise tax was imposed in December 2015. Therefore, the excise tax did not apply to sales of taxable medical devices between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Manufacturers and importers of medical devices sold during this time did not have to make semi-monthly deposits of the excise tax. When the moratorium expired at the end of 2017, it was expected that the tax would become effective for sales beginning January 1, 2018.
However, on January 22, 2018, the moratorium on the medical device excise tax was retroactively extended another two years and will now go into effect on January 1, 2020.
So, what does this mean for you?