Tattoo Removal

At Homeboy Industries, laser tattoo removal is one of the original, and most popular, services provided to individuals in our program.


Our team is now accepting appointments for tattoo removal. Please email for more information. Our small, but mighty team is eager to serve everyone, but we ask that you remain patient as our team is receiving a lot of requests for this service. Thank you!

No entity on the planet removes more tattoos than Homeboy Industries.

Tattoo removal is a free service provided to participants in the Homeboy Industries’ program (trainees), members of the Los Angeles community, and minors who have gang-related or visible tattoos located on the hands, neck, or face

This has proven to be our most popular and most critical services for former gang members. Primarily because visible tattoos can be a major obstacle making it difficult for many to secure employment.

Setting the Right Example

One of the most mentioned reasons among our clients for why they want to remove tattoos is the hope of setting a good example for their children. The Tattoo Removal Program is often the first service that brings people to Homeboy Industries. Many find the first step in leaving gang life is recognizing that gang-related tattoos are unwelcome in the workplace. From there, people learn of our comprehensive wraparound services and often take advantage of other offerings such as mental health, job development and GED tutoring.

Our program has always been sustained by the generosity of dedicated volunteers and supporters, which allows us to serve nearly 3,000 tattoos monthly. With over 30 professional medical volunteers, we welcome doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners daily to treat these almost 950 clients that come through our doors.

Interested in volunteering?

With over 30 professional volunteers, including doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, our Tattoo Removal Department treats over 3,000 tattoos for 950 community clients every month, at no cost. Our goal is to remove gang-related and/or visible tattoos, which can be barriers to employment and pose significant risk to an individual’s safety. To join the team, email us:

Want to make an appointment?

If you are a member of the Los Angeles community or a minor who have gang-related or visible tattoos located your hands, neck, or face, you can make an appointment by calling our main number during business hours (M-F, 8:30am – 5pm) at 323-526-1254 then PRESS 2 to reach our front desk. Alternately, you can come down to our office and speak to someone directly. For more information, you may also email us directly at

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