“At one point in my life, I was involved in some gang activity, not too heavy, but enough,” Bill – his current name, but not the one he was known by for many years – “Too much really. But as I got older, some things changed for me, and I got away from that life. Some parts of that were easier than others, but now, it’s been a few years, and who I was is not really as much of an issue.” He slid his shirt sleeve up to reveal a large gang tattoo. “That is, as long as I wear long sleeves 24/7.”
Laser tattoo removal is one tool former gang members can use to disassociate themselves from their former life. Removing the tattoo can help make the former gang member feel safer, as it reduces the likelihood they’ll be spotted by someone on the basis of their ink. Additionally, having gang-related tattoos can lead to someone being unfairly profiled by law enforcement and others as if they were still active gang members. Gang tattoos also can make it hard to get a job or to advance professionally.
Laser tattoo removal can be performed discretely, so people don’t have to worry about other people watching as they’re having their tattoo removed. Be prepared to visit your laser tattoo removal provider in Boston several times: to completely remove a small tattoo can take between 4 to 6 sessions while larger tattoos take longer to remove.
Laser tattoo removal pricing depends on a number of factors, including the size of your tattoo and how many colors are involved. “I have more than one tattoo,” Bill said, “and while eventually I’d love to have them all gone, I’m going to begin with the ones that are the most visible to the general public. When I think about what it will be like to be among people without them instantly judging me – it’s money very well spent!”