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Scalp Micropigmentation Training Auckland 


Kia Ora Aotearoa - New Zealand's leading SMP Academy is open for enrolment!

NEXT AUCKLAND SMP TRAINING: February 22 - 25 2024

Be one of the first few artists to offer this life changing treatment in New Zealand.

With SMP taking the world over by storm, now is your chance to get into the NZ industry early and solidify yourself as a leader! If you're looking to be your own boss, help others, start a rewarding and fulfilling business AND make a great income.... read on!

What is SMP 

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a life changing, game changing and transformative solution to hair loss!

It is a unisex cosmetic procedure that involves tattooing the scalp to create the illusion of new hair follicles. Pigment is deposited below the epidermis layer using a stippling or dotting method. 

Scalp micropigmentation offers a non-surgical and non-invasive solution for individuals seeking to address hair loss, create the look of a shaved head, or enhance their existing hairstyle. It provides a natural looking alternative to hair transplants or other hair restoration methods, and can significantly boost self-confidence and self-esteem!

Our students come from all backgrounds and life stages - no  prior experience needed! 

Meet Your SMP Trainers 

Your training is the foundation to your artistry and one of the most important investments in your SMP career - to be a great artist you must train with great artists. 

Inkd SMP is one of the busiest and top rated SMP studios in all of Australia, helping men and women regain their confidence with SMP since 2019. We're in high demand for our signature 3D realism tattoo style and hyper realistic hairlines.


When you train with us, you’re training with SMP specialists who perform hundreds of treatments per year, we aren’t just trainers! Our course was designed with YOU as the student in mind and features a science and experience based curriculum.

During our exclusive 4 day Auckland SMP training classes you'll learn the art from 3 highly skilled artists : Inkd SMP Director Ana James (AJ), lead artist Ange and our New Zealand affiliate partner Ardon England, owner of SMP Aotearoa.

Inkd SMP's Director and lead trainer AJ is one of few accredited PMU trainers in Australia - she holds a Cert IV TAE Trainer and Assessor certification, officially qualifying her to design, teach and deliver nationally recognised training programs. She has designed Inkd SMP's training course to be well structured, in depth and on par with a credited program. 


AJ is an internationally respected artist and the go-to mentor for experienced SMP artists to level up their businesses, knowledge and results!


​"I know what it takes to build and scale a successful SMP business from scratch in 2023 ... we use modern teaching methods to help our students learn much more than just the basics" - AJ

scalp micropigmentation training New Zealand


What You Will Learn  


Our mission is ensure every student leaves our training course confident, compotent and excited to start performing SMP treatments straight away! We follow a structured course curriculum with both online and in person hands on components to teach you how to apply the tattoo treatment.


No experience necessary - we teach you correct methods from scratch! 

Our SMP course will cover skills and advanced techniques that we use daily to get natural, realistic results for every client. We’ll go over everything from essential theory, to background knowledge of the skin, anatomy, treatments and of course the tattoo technique. We see dozens of SMP repair jobs yearly and teach you not only what to do, but what NOT to do!

Upon completion of our course you'll be ready to start your own SMP business immediately, and receive ongoing mentoring to help you succeed as an artist.

You'll receive a highly regarded Inkd SMP certification, and have all of the essential tools you need included in your kit. Our kits consist of nothing but the highest quality supplies - use exactly what WE use!



Whats Included 

  • Certificate of Completion from Acreditted trainer

  • Fully tax deductible educational course 

  • 4 days hands on training 

  • 2 live models provided 

  • 100+ module online SMP course 

  • Professional SMP kit 

  • World wide support group - exclusive access!

  • Product & supplier list

  • Client form template examples

  • Free use of Inkd SMP studio for your first client

Online Scalp Micropigmentation theory & tutorials course : $1700 value!

A key difference between our high rate of student success VS other trainings! 

Included in your training package is a membership into our full comprehensive Scalp Micropigmentation online course and world wide support network. You'll receive Invaluable access to AJ's advanced knowledge, expertise and years of experience. The attention to detail within the course is simply unmatched, anywhere! 


Study the science behind SMP, view in depth video tutorials, complete practice tasks and quizzes. Learn at your own pace prior to hands on course commencement. Refer back to study materials and video tutorials at any time to help you refresh and retain your knowledge. 

Completing your theory and practice tasks before course commencement ensures our students have an understanding of SMP before we start hands on tasks, making it easier for you to grasp the techniques and why we do them - plus it gives us maximum hands on skills time! 

A prerequisite for hands on training, must be completed prior. Approx 20+ hours.

Over 100+ in depth lessons and video tutorials to refer back to after training!

  • AJ's SMP business roadmap

  • Mindset and motivation

  • SMP science and anatomy

  • Pre/post care

  • Health & safety compliance 

  • Inkd SMP simplified pigment ratios 

  • Matching hair colours

  • Practice tasks and quizzes.

SMP Treatment types 

  • Inkd SMP signature 3D realism technique 

  • ​Mapping and designing hairlines

  • Sessions 1-3 hairline and density treatments 

  • Undetectable blends

  • SMP and hair transplants 

  • Alopecia and SMP 

  • Working with dark skin tones 

  • Men's density treatment

  • Women’s hairline & baby hair density 

  • Scar camouflage.

  • SMP refresh sessions.

  • Troubleshooting skin types and unexpected healed results.

  • Unique client case studies

​​Social media and marketing 

  • Nailing client consultations 

  • SMP Sales process 

  • Getting your first models 

  • Downloadable client form templates

  • Online Q&A sections

  • Inkd SMP certificate of completion

  • 20% off all 5pm Shadow SMP products

  • Invitation to exclusive Inkd SMP student Facebook group

  • and MORE! 


Small group training with a focus on building your hands on skills and correct techniques - Learn how to get world class SMP results from the very start. Three highly experienced trainers to assist you and ensure you get essential one-on-one time with us and models. 

One of the most important skills to master as an SMP artist is how to manoeuvre through different skin types. During training you'll work on multiple live models with varying skin types and hair loss levels to give you a variety of hands on experience.

Models: All models are provided by Inkd SMP. Photo and video content for your portfolio will also be taken during the sessions!

If you have a friend or family member who's keen to receive a treatment, you're more than welcome to bring them along as your model - please advise us beforehand.

Day 1: Overview of theory, equipment, practice machine control, insertion depths, spacing.

  • Theory review, hand control tasks, practice on various mediums. 


Day 2:  Live client demonstration by AJ 

  • Shadowing and 2 live model demonstrations.

  • Essential lessons,  hand control tasks, practice on various mediums. 


Day 3: Guided student density models first sessions start to finish. 

  • Students work on live density models  

Day 4: Guided student shaved head models - course completion

  • Students work on live bald models.

  • Additional help and feedback.

  • Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate. 

Full professional SMP Kit Included

  • 5PM Shadow wireless Archer machine 

  • 5pm Shadow needles - 3 full boxes

  • 5pm shadow black pigment 

  • Neutraliser pigment 

  • Hairline pencils & sharpener

  • Ink pots 

  • Kit bag 

  • and more!

  • Photo & video content during training to use for your portfolio 

Potential Earnings as an SMP Artist ​

This is one of the very few educational investments that has the potential to cover it's cost back very fast - within the first 2-4 clients!


The average Scalp Micropigmentation treatments run from $1500-3500+ or minimum $200+ per hour.


As a new artist taking only ONE new client a week @ a lower price of $2000 each, that's already a possibility to earn $104 000+ per year with no capped potential! 


Inkd SMP Certificate of Achievement 

Following completion of your course, AJ will be available for ongoing mentoring and skills assistance via phone, online and Skype assistance.

All NZ students are welcome to join us at the Inkd SMP Melbourne studio for shadowing post training. A model can be supplied for you upon request! Shadowing with an affiliate NZ artist may be arranged separately. 



Next Auckland Training 
  • February 22- 25 2024 (4 spots) 

Times : 830am - 430pm daily 

Location : Morningside Auckland 1025 NZ  

In New Zealand there are local government regulations to uphold and adhere to. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the local council in your region for up-to date information about your requirements. 

Course Cost : $6500 AUD 

A $1000 deposit will be required to secure your space in the course. Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins for online theory will also be assigned 3 weeks prior to course commencement.


Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins for online theory will also be assigned 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins may be released early if " deposit + online"  option is selected. 

Afterpay accepted in person only - all major credit cards accepted. All deposits non refundable. 

** Discounts available for experienced PMU and SMP artists with their own kits**

Upcoming International SMP Training Dates


Melbourne AU ​​

  • December 4 & 5 - Advanced Masterclass

  • December 7-9 (1 spot)

  • January 19-21 

Auckland NZ

  • February 22- 25 2024 (4 spots) 

Sydney AU 

  • February 8-10

Calgary AB Canada

  • November 7-10 ( FULL) 

  • April 17-20 

San Francisco USA

  • July 14 -17 (FULL)


Dates full ? Ask about solo private training options!

Inkd SMP is respected worldwide for our professionalism and ultra realistic results - by achieving an Inkd SMP Scalp Micropigmentation training certificate, your clients will know you’ve been vetted for and assessed by AJ herself personally. 

We take pride in our work and that includes training -  to received a certificate our students must complete all skills and hands on assessments to the high standard we ourselves expect. 

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