Removery’s INK-nitiative program is a community outreach initiative designed to provide safe, effective, and free tattoo removal on the hands, neck, and face to those in need who were formerly incarcerated, gang members, survivors of human trafficking and those who wish to remove hate symbols or racist tattoos.

Old tattoos can be a painful reminder of a life left behind. By removing them, we help our clients erase daily reminders of darker past days, leaving room for a brighter future and a better version of themselves. We want to empower people who’ve had the courage to change and help them feel confident in their new path.

For every paying person who completes their tattoo removal journey, we will provide a removal service to someone who meets the below criteria:

  • Previously or are currently incarcerated
  • Survivor of human trafficking
  • Have a hate symbol or racist tattoo
  • Former gang member
  • Tattoo removal on the hands, neck, face and other visible areas*

Please fill out the below form to start your application. Our successful applicants are enrolled on a rolling basis based on availability within the program. We review applications 4 times a year (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).

*to be determined at our discretion

Qualifying Tattoo Examples

Ink-nitiative is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and free tattoo removal from the hands, neck, and face to those in need.

Gang Tattoos
Hands
Prison Tattoos
Neck
Prison Tattoos
Face

Apply to INK-nitiative

  • Qualifying tattoos must be on the hands, neck, or face. Please select the placement of your tattoo(s).
  • *The tattoo you are inquiring to remove must be directly related to the category you have chosen
  • Accepted file types: jpg, Max. file size: 3 MB.
  • Please provide the name of an advocate who can support your application:

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    The advocate letter is a letter that shows you have community-based support to move forward with your life. We accept letters from parol officers, reentry officers, community service coordinators, social workers, therapists, counselors, halfway house representatives, and affiliate organization leaders. We will not accept letters from family or friends.

Removery Celebrates National Tattoo Removal Day

On 14 August, 2020 we celebrated National Tattoo Removal Day at Removery by recognising the INK-nitiative Program.

We began our first enrollment group for those who have successfully applied to the program. All we ask is for your commitment to show up to every appointment and follow our simple aftercare steps.

Please note: Removery Ink-nitiative program is not state or territorially funded and we do this to give back to the community. We reserve the right to approve individuals that meet our specific criteria and give all individuals appropriate consideration. References may be required.

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