With tattoos considered forbidden in Islam, religious groups are converting Indonesian prisoners through free tattoo removal.
Homeboy Industries helps over 12,000 people a year who want to leave the gang lifestyle.
A Hamilton tattoo parlour just took on a whole lot of free work.
Ex-gang members and reformed racists are finding redemption in new designs.
On this episode of 'Daily VICE,' we accompany a sex trafficking survivor to get a tattoo removed, one used by a pimp as a mark of ownership.
Diamonds are forever, garbage tattoos don't have to be.
We head to Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, where former gang members go to remove their tattoos as a first step toward changing the direction of their lives.
Our recent profile of him led to the man formerly known as Billy Gibby getting $3,200 in donations, which he's using to remove his facial tattoos.
Homeboy Industries helps former gang members with everything from education to employment. But their most popular service is tattoo removal.
Lasering ink off skin is now a booming business.
A babysitter tattooed some kids against their will. Their mom's attempt at removal "didn’t help the situation any. It added more scarring," according to the cops. She and her boyfriend now face criminal charges of malicious wounding.