Tattoo Removal Program

PLEASE NOTE: On June 30, 2015, the Fairfax Skindeep Tattoo Removal program will be retired. The program is not accepting new applications at this time. We thank the dedicated volunteer physicians, program staff and community partners who made this program a success during its 17-year tenure.

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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