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Everything You Need to Start a Laser Tattoo Removal Business


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As an entrepreneur or business owner, there are risks and new things to learn with any industry you are entering. We regularly hear from entrepreneurs and experienced business owners about some of their challenges when starting a laser tattoo removal business or opening a medical spa. Each industry has its own intricacies, and laser tattoo removal and aesthetics are no different. Regulations vary from state to state, and the amount the market allows for services and the process for purchasing equipment are all unique to the industry. One of the main things that Astanza clients like about working with us is limiting surprises and keeping the learning curve too steep. We do this is by walking potential clients through each phase of setting up a laser tattoo removal business or medical spa and providing real-world tips and tricks that can make starting a new business or expanding your existing practice easy. We like to think we make the process of creating a laser tattoo removal business easy.

The three most significant barriers that we see potential clients encountering when starting a laser tattoo removal business are confusion regarding laser tattoo removal regulations, not understanding the revenue model, and how to finance the purchase of a laser tattoo removal machine. Read further and see how Astanza helps you every step of the way with starting a laser tattoo removal business.

Laser Tattoo Removal Regulations 

One of the most common questions asked by entrepreneurs entering the field of tattoo removal is, "can I perform laser tattoo removal in my state?"

While the answer to this question is not always clear, the short answer is yes; it can be done.

Entrepreneurs with no medical background in over 45 U.S. states operate highly profitable laser tattoo removal businesses on a day-to-day basis. Some states have no regulation on the subject, most require very little to be done, and a few have stricter laws that favor medical professionals with advanced degrees.

Laser tattoo removal businesses exist in all U.S. states and territories and meet existing legal requirements. You can click here to read about the most common laser tattoo removal regulations found in the U.S., what the due diligence process looks like, and how Astanza can help you get started.

The Profitability of Laser Tattoo Removal

The market for laser tattoo removal is enormous and continues to grow annually. Tattoos and tattoo shops have become a part of mainstream culture, and their popularity extends across all demographics.

That being said, the prevalence of "tattoo regret" is also skyrocketing. Many people who got tattoos in the past decade end up regretting their decision. Even tattoo lovers with multiple tattoos experience tattoo regret with at least one or more tattoos. As the only safe and effective solution to unwanted tattoos, laser tattoo removal is in high demand. Because the popularity of tattoos expanded into the affluent populations that regularly consume aesthetic procedures, tattoo removal is also now becoming a popular cosmetic treatment at spas.

Laser tattoo removal patients are often highly motivated and willing to pay a premium for each treatment. The average tattoo removal treatment costs $200, and appointments only take 15 minutes from start to finish. For practitioners, that's an hourly revenue of $800.

Also, most tattoos require between 5 and 10 treatments for complete removal. For an average patient with a small-to-medium-sized tattoo to achieve full laser removal results, they would pay a total of $1,000 to $2,000 over time – and most patients are happy to pay that price to regain control over the look of their appearance.

Low Start-Up Costs

Practitioners need a few essential elements to start a laser tattoo removal clinic: office space, a marketing budget, and an Astanza high-quality Q-switched laser.

The space needed for a successful tattoo removal practice is minimal: a waiting room, a treatment room, and an office. The treatment room can be pretty small, as all Astanza tattoo removal lasers are very space-efficient.

The laser tattoo removal procedure requires minimal consumable costs (bandages and antibiotic ointment), so it is virtually pure profit for practitioners.

Financing the Purchase of a Laser Tattoo Removal Laser 

Financing a laser purchase is the most common way aesthetic lasers are purchased. The worldwide aesthetic industry is booming with a great potential for profit by entrepreneurs, physicians, and existing medspas. Several forces are at play in the worldwide boom in the aesthetic industry, including; an increase in people with tattoos (and tattoo regrets), an aging population with a growing disposable income, and new treatments that appeal to a wider audience.  

How do you tap into the booming aesthetic industry? It's simple: the key ingredient to tap into this exploding market is a quality and affordable laser. At Astanza, we try to make the aesthetic laser purchasing process simple too. It doesn't matter whether it's a tattoo removal laser, hair removal device, or Erbium:YAG laser. Our third-party financial companies can help with all your aesthetic laser needs.

Resources to Start A Laser Tattoo Removal Business 

If what you finished reading seems a little hard to digest in one sitting, getting started with laser tattoo removal just got easier! We understand that adding tattoo removal to your business can feel overwhelming, so we've developed these tools to offer helpful information and make your process easier. At Astanza, we strive to provide valuable resources and insights to clients, students, and potential buyers so that they feel confident in their decision to move forward with various aesthetic laser systems. 

We're excited to unveil this new laser tattoo removal business starter kit and help business owners increase their revenue and reach! 

By subscribing to this special starter kit, you'll receive a weekly email covering different topics relevant to adding laser tattoo removal to your business. 


  • Expanding your Business with Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Tips for Researching Your State's Laser Regulations
  • Answering FAQs on Laser Tattoo Removal Training
  • Understanding Your Revenue Potential and Nearby Competition 
  • Getting Pre-Approved for Financing / Discovering Your Financing Options

The content in this starter kit features insights from Astanza's award-winning industry experts, business development managers, biomedical engineers, marketing specialists, and laser tattoo removal training instructors. We hand-picked each piece of content to curate the most comprehensive starter kit potential laser buyers would need to begin their laser journey. 

After receiving your last email in the starter kit, there will be an offer for a complimentary consultation with one of our team members to help answer any additional questions

Click to Subscribe - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Growing Your Business with Laser Tattoo Removal

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