If your lifeâs been shady then it is but natural that when you begin life afresh, you try and erase all the marks of it. For gang members this is a difficult proposition for their skin is marked by several tattoos. Increasingly however, gang members are getting rid of past burdens by erasing their tattoos. As life of recklessness, drugs and crimes is replaced by a new mindset, tattoos are buried as a relic of the bygone times.
In Idaho, this trend is all too common. As a matter of fact, gang members have found unlikely allies in the form of Second Chance Grace, a ministry based in Meridon, Idaho. In conjunction with Dr. Ink-Off, the ministry helps the misled people join the mainstream by getting rid of tattoos (that formerly acted as an advert of their profession), one each for $25. The laser removal in the market on the other hand could cost anywhere from $35 to $45 per square inch. Kids who became members of gang can get their affirming signs removed for free.
The fact that religion is helping these people adopt a new lifestyle and also get rid of any blots of the said life is great. What great way to break the shackles of the past than removing the associated stigmas. Follow the link to read some first hand accounts.