Ella was lovely.  She was thorough in explaining colour choices, client consultations and the procedures.  Providing models for me was great, because now I can use my friends as actual clients.

Melissa – Corinda


Loved the fast paced course here at Ella Boffa Cosmetic Tattoo Academy.  Nickie was very helpful in all administration information and Ella was an excellent trainer, observant, particular, approachable, knowledgable.  I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated all the help over this past week.  Thank you very much 🙂
Cassie – Robina


I have really enjoyed working along side Ella and learning tattooing.  I am feeling very inspired and now feel more confident heading into the industry.
Chloe – Banora Point


Ella you are an inspiration to the Cosmetic Tattoo industry!  I hope I can build a reputation like yours based on my work.  Thank you!
Natalie – Mackay


Ella is a very experienced and knowledgable trainer.  The course is very detailed and gives you hands on experience.  Definately Recommend.
Lee – Surfers Paradise


Thoroughly enjoyed my training with Ella.  She was so patient and tollerant through the whole process.  I am a perfectionist and get very nervous if I don’t get things straight away, she kept me in check!! If I didn’t ‘get’ something or a technique was difficult, she would go over and over it with me.  I would definately recommend and train under Ella again.
Sofia – Burliegh Waters


Ella & Nickie – I can’t thank you enough.  I’m s glad that I made the trip as I found the communication, training, equipment, environment & procedures amazing!  The experience was really great & I’m so excited to get back & take my business in a whole new direction! Your training facility is an inspiration – thank you, thank you!!
Sarah – Maroochydore


I very much enjoyed this course.  All four days were interesting.  I am glad I chose Ella Boffa – Cosmetic Tattoo Academy.  Ella not only is a professional trainer but also a very good person!
Kateryna – Labrador


I found Ella to be an exceptional tutor. She is very thorough, precise & her attention to explaining everything in great detail made learning enjoyable.  I would highly recommend her and would not have any hesitations to do training with her in the near future.  5 stars from me!!
Kate – Ascot


Very informative.  Facilitates well.  Covers everything in manual and more.  Very good premises.  Pleasant & thorough.
Naomi – Bondi Beach


Very motivating & inspirational trainer.  Personally very professional, calm, funny & thorough.   Very patient but focused.  Very well rounded in appearance, personally & business manner.  Very puncutal & practical, very generous & clever, very caring & confident.  I am confident I have been trained by the best, thank you.
Kristie – Lennox Head


This course was everything and so much more than I ever imagined it could be.  There is a lot to learn in both theory and practical, Ella helps you build your confidence and take pride in your work.  When I return to my salon I know how to set up for each client and how to carry out each treatment and how to assist clients with their aftercare.  I feel confident that in time I will succeed as a cosmetic tattooist.  Thank you Ella, for everything not only are you a great educator, but your a very lovely person in your own right.
Sharon – Tasmania


I was recommended to come to Ella by someone who had recently trained here.  Would I recommend anyone? let me think hmmmm, YES YES YES! I congratulate you Ella on your great teaching skills!
Gail – Gold Coast


Ella, I loved every minute of being here, you made it easy to learn.���� I will be doing ongoing courses.  I also think its a fantastic idea to offer at the end of course a free cosmetic tattoo as when I go back to my clinic I can show my clients what they can have and they can see first hand 🙂
Catharine – Hervey Bay


The first week was very draining. I was quite nervous on my second day going straight into it however I undertand now that the sooner you get into i the sooner you feel comfortable. I would have liked to do the course with another student to compare my work with and it would relieve a percentage of the pressure as well. Overall it was a super course. Ella is very professional.
Tania – Gold Coast


Was nervous at first, Ella was patient and answered questions to do so without losing patients or being annoyed which made me very comfortable. All teachers should be like Ella.
Steve – Brisbane


Ella was wonderful. The course is in depth and I learnt alot from Ella’s experience in the industry.
Sarah – Gold Coast

I found Ella to be an angel of a trainer. Ella is very patient and genially caring toward her students. I could not of asked for a better trainer.
Leanne – Tasmania

The course was very good. Day One I knew basically nothing. By the end of week two, I felt much more comfortable with the clients and the procedures. Ella Boffa is a wonderful instructor, her professionalism and skills both as a trainer and technician were beyond my expectations. Thanks Ella.
Linda – Gold Coast

I found the course to be absolutely full filling. Being a hands on person, it was great learning the way the course was outlayed. I feel confident, lots of advice on how to start my own business. I can’t thank Ella enough for passing on all her expertise.
Jaquline – Clayfield

Everything in the course went well above my expectations. I now feel very confident in doing treatments back in my own studio. Thank-you Ella for all your wonderful help.
Elissa – ACT

Thank-you for a very enjoyable four days. Very informative and was delivered in a very friendly and patient manner. All areas have been covered thoroughly and you have ensured I have understood all the procedures and equipment. Excellent feedback as I have gone along correcting any errors and providing constructive criticism when needed. I will certainly be continuing to expand my skills through further courses here at the Cosmetic Tattoo Academy Australia.
Debbie – Gold Coast

I greatly enjoyed the course and Ella’s instruction. Was very interesting and motivating. Ella, Karen and Alysha have been wonderful support. Overall a truly fantastic experience.
Antoinetta – Toowoomba

To start with I was so unsure about everything and was so nervous but now I feel a lot more confident in Cosmetic Tattooing and am looking forward to learning more in the future. Thank you for being patient with me and teaching me what I����have learnt. xx
Brittany – Tasmania


I was very nervous, and was not sure what to expect, but Ella soon made me feel at ease. Thanks Ella for your patience and kindness. I loved the course there was so much to learn. It is so good that you offer ongoing support after the training. Thanks again.
Theresa – Gold Coast


Ella is a caring person and a great teacher. She has unlimited patience. I truly enjoyed the course and will be back for more.
Cathy – Sydney

I am so happy I did the course with Ella. I had followed another course, but did not feel competent. Thanks for passing on your knowledge Ella, I learned so much more.
Debbie – Western Australia

Everything in the course went well above my expectations. I now feel very confident doing treatments back in my own studio. Thank you Ella for all your wonderful help.
Kirsty – Western Australia 

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Ella has been a fantastic teacher, very professional and extremely clear about everything. I really like that the trainer is one on one because you feel like you are getting the best possible time with the trainer. Everything is able to be checked properly and it allowed me to have time to complete all tasks and not be worrying how well I was going compared to someone else. I feel that everything was covered really well and I feel confident to treat clients on my own. Thank you Ella!! I’ll be back
Vicki – Brisbane

Thank you Ella for taking me on as your student. I thank you and appreciate the information that you have passed on. It was great and very enjoyable. Thank you for you patience and I would love to come back for more courses in the future.
Milee – Perth 

I am happy I did the cosmetic tattoo course with Ella. You are a champion Ella, and a born teacher. I loved every bit of it and learned heaps.
Carla – NSW

While researching which trainer I would chose, I had reccommendations through my old Beauty College to contact Ella. Looking through her website was very informative and professional. I am so glad now having completed my training that I choose Ella, the training I received was above my expectations. So much was covered in 4 days and the equipment I have been given will cover me for many treatments after . Overall, extremely happy. You’re lovely Ella! x
Deslie – NSW 

The course was very interesting and I learnt a lot from Ella. It was very thorough and nothing was left out. Thank you Ella!
Kate – Gold Coast

Fantastic. Very excited I have completed my course. Ella is extremely professional and a great instructor. I have learnt a lot throughout this course, a great deal more than I expected. It was challenging and exciting. I really had fun!
Ruth – Gold Coast

Ella was very patient with me and answered my questions, which made me feel comfortable.
Erica – Brisbane

Found the course very applicable to cosmetic practice. It was taught excellently and covered all aspects so as to allow participant to begin practice straight away. I would recommend to any interested practioner.
Dr Ken Stark – Townsville 

I found the course to be absolutely fulfilling. Being a hands on person, it was great learning the way the course was outlayed. I felt confident with lots of advice how to start my own business. I can’t thank Ella enough for passing on all her experience. Thank you – see you again.
Jacki Weaver – Brisbane

Ella many thanks for all the help you have given me over the past four days. Your method of teaching is warm, happy and absolutely professional. It was a joy to be here. Great work and I love to come back.
Stephanie Bofinger, Chapel Hill

Can’t wait to do my advanced course. Exciting, scary but great! Very intense and enjoyable.
Annette Maverty – NSW

Scroll down to view videos of Ella Boffa as well as just a few of our past students.


Our principal/Trainer Ella Boffa is Industry Accredited, Trainer, Assessor and Recognized Make Up Artist. She was featured on Chanel 9 on
“The Good Life” (2005) for her work in Cosmetic Tattooing.

Dr Ken Stark

Stephanie Jackson