Clean Slate helps former gang-affiliated youth and young adults take the final step in dissolving all their past gang ties through offering removal of gang-related tattoos. Job and educational assistance are provided. Having visible gang-related tattoos removed dramatically increases employment opportunities.
Sessions are held once a month at Southwest Community Health Center at Lombardi Court. Participants are eligible to receive free family planning services while they are enrolled in Clean Slate.
Frequently Asked Questions
At your first session, you will meet with the doctor to sign an informed consent. You will be instructed to wear a pair of goggles over your eyes and then the laser technician begins the procedure. After the procedure, you will be given ice, ointment and after-care instructions. Depending on the size of the tattoo, the procedure can take anywhere from 3-12 minutes. Multiple sessions over several months or years may be needed to fully remove the tattoo.