Mary Garnett

World Renowned Tattoo Removal Expert

Mary Garnett first learned about laser tattoo removal more than 15 years ago while working for a dermatologist in NY. She was fascinated! She immersed herself in the industry, obtaining formal training from Cynosure Laser, New Look Laser College and The National Laser Institute. Once certified, Mary worked for an established laser center in NY and in 2012 moved on to open her own business, Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal in White Plains, NY.

Mary now owns 6 locations throughout the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State area and has thousands of happy clients including several celebrities, models and professional athletes (as you can see in our online reviews).  She is well known internationally as “The Best in the Business” when it comes to tattoo removal.


PicoSure is accepted industry wide as the best laser in existence for tattoo removal.  Mary is one of the most experienced PicoSure operators globally. Its manufacturer, Cynosure, now hires Mary as a consultant to train Physicians all over North America on how to get better tattoo removal results using this amazing machine.

Every tattoo removal treatment is different. Experience and an in-depth understanding of the process are necessary in order to ensure safety and the best results. Variables such as skin tone, ink color, skin sensitivity and other factors must be considered when determining which laser and settings to use.

Call or email Mary today to schedule a free consultation. She will guide you through this process, educating you along the way, in order to get you the best tattoo removal results possible.

Jeff Garnett

Jeff Garnett is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in marketing, technology and finance. Jeff and his wife, Mary, started planning Clean Slate Laser in 2010.  Mary already had some experience with early tattoo removal lasers and Jeff was starting the process of removing some of his old tattoos to make room for new work. Together, Mary and Jeff wrote the initial business plan for Clean Slate, saved, planned, hustled and finally in September 2012 they opened their first Clean Slate Laser in a small 500 sq foot office in White Plains. Over the next 5 years, the 2 have built Clean Slate into one of the most recognized and respected brands in the tattoo removal industry. They perform thousands of tattoo removal procedures every year, have thousands of happy clients and dominate the New York market.

As an entrapreneur, Jeff has been featured on several radio, internet and television shows including CBS’ Small Business Spotlight with Joe Connolly.

When he’s not working, Jeff is a proud father of 2 teenage boys and is an avid tattoo collector with work from tattoo masters such as Dmitriy Samohin, Phil Garcia, Nikko Hurtado, Rember Orellana, Yogi Barret, Pako Barragan, Kris Busching, Bobby Cupparo, Oleg Shepelenko, Kyle Cotterman and Alan Ramirez to name a few.

Tyler Ferguson

Tyler first walked into Clean Slate Laser back in 2012 as a client.  Mary removed 2 of his tattoos.  He was fascinated by the process and asked us tons of questions…how does it work?  what is it doing?  We were impressed by his level of interest and offered him a job. Over the past 7 years Tyler has spent more time training under Mart than anyone else in the company. He has mastered the art of tattoo removal and has proven to be an invaluable asset to Clean Slate Laser.


In addition to lasering, Tyler  also is the company’s Chief Operations Officer. He organizes and manages day to day operations for all 6 Clean Slate locations. He manages employees, scheduling, vender relationships and coordinates our regional trade show exhibits.

Vanessa Salcedo

Everybody loves Vanessa.  Aside from being an overall amazing person, she is an expert at making people look great!  Vanessa joined Clean Slate Laser in 2016 to help expand Clean Slates Beauty and Esthetics division ( She immediately proved to be an invaluable asset to the team.  In adition to being amazing at removing tattoos, Vanessa has also mastered SculpSure body contouring, Hydra Facial, Carbon Facials, Elite Laser Hair Removal, CooLifting, CryoClear and several other beauty and esthetic treatments.  If you’re looking to get rid of some wrinkles, hair, love handles or tattoos, Vanessa will take great care of you and all have you laughing the entire time.

Tim Goergen

Tim is mostly known for his work in the heavy metal community as the former front man for the band Within The Ruins. After departing from the band in early 2018 Tim was on the hunt for a career that he could love/enjoy as much as he did playing music. Working alongside his fiancé, Nikki Simpson for a couple of years, Tim knew he wanted to be involved with the tattoo industry somehow.


Tim first met Clean Slate as a client in the summer of 2018 at a United Ink Tattoo Convention, chipping away at his entire right sleeve. He quickly became fascinated with the science behind laser tattoo removal and struck up a conversation with  Jeff Garnett in October 2018 about joining the Clean Slate Laser team.


Mary, Tyler, Jeff and Vanessa all helped train Tim on the ins and outs of laser removal and in December 2018 he received his Laser Technician Certification from the highly reputable iLaser Academy.   Tim is an incredibly fast learner and has already proven to be an asset to Clean Slate Laser. He is now with us full time, seeing clients in our Manhattan and White Plains locations.