Marci Poll
Registered Nurse -RN

Marci - Registered Nurse - Graduated from Utah Valley University in 1995.  In addition to her RN degree, Marci has a Laser Technician Certificate from the National Laser Institute in AZ.  She has been with San Diego Laser Removal for 6 years and has performed over 10,000 tattoo removal treatments. 

San Diego's Most Experienced

Tattoo Removal Staff

Since 2010

Over 50,000 Successful Tattoo Removal Treatments

James J. Chao-MD, FACS Medical Director/Owner
Disney Nies
Head Nurse - RN

Disney - Registered Nurse - Graduated from College of the Desert in 2011.  Disney has been with San Diego Laser Removal for 7 years and has performed over 35,000 tattoo removal treatments. We are proud to say that Disney is one of Southern California's most experienced tattoo removal RNs. 

James Chao MD is San Diego Laser Tattoo Removals Medical Director and a Clinical Professor in the UCSD Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chao specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and upper extremity, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contour surgery, and the development of new technologies in the field of plastic surgery.  Dr. Chao also owns and operates Oasis Med Spa in Encinitas. 

Best Tattoo Removal in San Diego, CA?

Our experienced, trained, and caring staff, along with our state-of-the-art equipment, incredibly fair pricing, and commitment to your health and safety makes us the best laser tattoo removal clinic in San Diego.


While we do offer a free in-person consultation, you can also get a free quote online by filling out this form. 

Marc Bennett
Chief Operating Officer

Marc - Owner - Since 2010 Marc has been partnered with Dr. Chao to bring San Diego the most friendly and experienced Tattoo Removal Team.  Marc has 16 years experience as a small business owner and operator and in addition to San Diego Laser Removal, Marc owns two Barber Shops - Pappy's Neighborhood Barber Shop in the College Area and Poway.  

Ashley Schmit
Registered Nurse -

Ashley is a San Diego native and has been a nurse for 14 years, she graduated from SDSU School of Nursing in 2006. In addition to being a nurse here at San Diego Laser Removal, Ashley has worked for Rady’s inpatient surgical unit since 2006, and has OR experience prior.

Michelle Santmyer
Registered Nurse -

Michelle Santmyer, RN, BSN - she received her degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005. She began her career in the hospital setting and quickly transitioned to outpatient care. Her experience includes cardiology, hemodialysis, and most recently surgical assistance for Mohs skin cancer surgery. In 2019 she received her phlebotomy license and now also works part-time as a healthscreener.