Tattoo Removal Program

The Fairfax Skindeep Tattoo Removal Program is a voluntary collaboration between Fairfax the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, families and/or care givers, Fairfax County public human service agencies, and Community-Based Organizations. The purpose of the program is to remove gang related tattoos from area youth.


  • Increase positive alternatives to gang involvement through public and private sector collaboration;
  • Reduce violent crime which threatens at-risk youth;
  • Support Fairfax County human service case manager/mentor planning;
  • Enhance educational opportunity;
  • Encourage participation in job training and basic skills;
  • Cooperate with other Community-Based Organizations interested in tattoo removal;
  • Ensure parsimonious utilization of public funding;
  • Provide opportunity for community service;
  • Create productive, tax-paying citizens of the Fairfax-Falls Church Area.


  • Attend 100% of education classes and pass with “C” or better grades;
  • Seek 100% active remunerative employment if educational objective has been met;
  • Maintain 100% drug and alcohol sobriety during the period of program participation;
  • Demonstrate compliance with Youth Participation Agreement and/or signed Rules of Probation;
  • Improve self-esteem by removing socially stigmatizing and discrediting tattoos;
  • Complete of 40 hours of community service by each youth prior to tattoo removal.

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