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INK-nitiative Program

We provide thousands of tattoo removal treatments annually to those in need. By changing an external appearance, it helps reflect internal change and moving forward with their life.
The program


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.

How it works?

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.

Tattoo is on the hands, neck, face
Previously or are currently incarcerated
Survivor of human trafficking
Have a hate symbol or racist tattoo
Former gang member


Please fill out the form below 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).

Let's get started

  • 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
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. files: 5.
    • Please provide the name of an advocate who can support your application:

    • Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 5.
        The advocate letter is a letter that shows you have community-based support to move forward with your life. We accept letters from parole 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.

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      If you know anyone who could benefit from our program – if you work in a corrections department, with sex trafficking support organisations, or in any way helping people to reintegrate into society then please get in touch here. We know how much this can change lives and would be very much interested in forming a lasting partnership

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