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scalp micropigmentation training New Zealand


Scalp Micropigmentation Training Auckland 


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



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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!

This course is for aspiring artists who are serious about becoming industry leading experts. 

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


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!


What Sets Us Apart

1. Unrivalled Expertise :  Inkd SMP is the only dedicated Australian SMP Academy with international locations. Our director AJ is 6X SMP certified and teaches monthly classes across Australia, New Zealand, Canada & USA.

2. Renowned World  Wide : Our online mentoring program is also the industry's #1  trusted by experienced artists worldwide who want to LEVEL UP their knowledge and businesses. We cover all the key theory, advanced techniques and skills that other SMP trainings miss time and time again. 

3. Cutting-Edge Techniques : Stay ahead of the curve with training that incorporates the latest SMP techniques and advancements. We teach your own signature 3D realism technique using proven online and hands on components. 

4. Personalised Guidance : Small classes so you receive individualised attention and guidance tailored to your skill level and aspirations. Ongoing mentoring to help you grow and succeed. with supportive and encouraging trainers. You'll join our international community of artists! 


Meet your SMP Trainers 

Learn from the best in the business, with SMP experts who are renowned world wide for our flawless results and high quality training programs ... we are PASSIONATE about client happiness and student results! 

Inkd SMP is one of the busiest and top rated SMP studios in all of Australia. We have transformed the lives of 1500+ clients, and over 200 students 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 experts 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.

AJ and Ardon 

During our exclusive 4 day Auckland SMP training class you'll learn the art from 2 highly skilled artists :

Inkd SMP Director Ana James (AJ) and New Zealand's #1 specialist 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 2024 ... we use modern teaching methods to help our students learn much more than just the basics" - AJ


What You Will Learn  

Beginner's SMP course - no experience required!

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 Accredited trainer

  • Fully tax deductible educational course 

  • 4 days hands on training 

  • 2 live models provided 

  • 100+ module online SMP course 

  • Full Professional SMP kit 

  • World wide support group - exclusive access!

  • Product & supplier discounts

  • Client form template examples

Online Course : $1700 value!

Our Complete Scalp Micropigmentation tutorials course 

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

Your training starts here. 

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! 


Prior to hands on training you will study the science behind SMP, view in depth video tutorials, complete practice tasks and quizzes. Learn from home at your own pace.  Refer back to study materials and video tutorials at any time to help you refresh and retain your knowledge. 12 months access. 

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.

Online Course Breakdown 

Over 100+ in depth lessons and video tutorials

  • 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 private Inkd SMP Whatsapp group

  • and MORE! 

4 Days Hands on Training

Next Auckland SMP Training ​

  • July 22 - 24

Times : 9am - 4pm daily 

Location : Ellerslie, Auckland 

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.


Course Overview 

Day 1: Review of online course, practice hand control 

  • Overview of equipment and pigment ratios

  • Practice essential NAPID DAC techniques 

  • Work on various practice mediums 

Day 2: Live client demonstrations by AJ + Ardon

  • Hairline design process

  • Continued  practice on various mediums


Day 3:  Student density models 

  • Work on live long hair models, male or female 

Day 4:  Student bald models 

  • Work on live shaved head models 

  • Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate of Completion

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 

Course Investment : $6900 AUD 

No Kit : $6200

Please note all prices are in AUD and final costs will be converted to NZD by your bank. 

Please check online (google, XE) for live and up to date NZD conversion rates. 



A $1000 AUD 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. Logins may be released early if " deposit + online"  option is selected. 

All major credit cards accepted. All deposits non refundable. 

Upcoming Academy SMP Training Dates​


Melbourne AU ​​

  • January 18 -21 

  • Feb 15 - 17

  • March 14- 16 

  • April 4- 6 

  • June 6 - 9

Sydney AU 

  • February 8 - 11

  • May 13 - 16 

Auckland NZ

  • February 22- 25 

  • July 23 - 26 

Calgary AB Canada

  • April 17-20 

  • November 20 - 23

Miami USA

  • April 24& 25  Masterclass 

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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