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Tattoo removal offers second chances


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Green Bay has 40 different gangs, but those who choose to reform are being offered the chance for better employment.

Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
April 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

A local Green Bay business is trying to help former gang members turn their lives around by offering free removal of gang-affiliated tattoos.

Tattoos can be seen as works of art and symbols of beauty, but it’s hard to find individuals employable with this said art plastered on their faces.

Although the old taboo about tattoos and the work world is not as relevant in today’s society, they still pose a potential conflict if they can’t be hidden or if they promote explicit topics or gang violence.

There are a total of 40 gangs throughout the Green Bay area, and although these gangs aren’t as large as those in other cities, they still pose problems to the community, according to Fox 11 News writer Robert Hornacek.

Co-owner of the Green Bay Laser Center, Rob Jensen, began offering this free tattoo removal program for former gang members six years ago, in hopes of helping these individuals move past their lives of crime-induced lifestyle and provide them a better opportunity for regular employment.

This noble program is what being a great philanthropist is all about. With the Green Bay Laser Center providing this expensive service for free to individuals who truly want to change and become a valued member of their community, it allows them to move past their mistakes they regrettably made.

It can be easy for any individual to make irrational and abusive choices if they are feeling lost or unwanted and sadly, individuals who have demonstrated these behaviors through various inks and color patterns on their bodies ultimately have a more difficult time moving past them.

The Green Bay Laser Center is providing a special service for individuals and offering them a second chance, whether it’s helping them appear more employable or allowing them to move past their previous gang troubled lives.

This service allows them to tell their stories vocally rather than having to wear them as scarlet letters.