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Non-Profit Laser Tattoo Removal - Erasing Memories of the Past


Contrary to popular opinion, some people receive tattoos against their own volition. Individuals in prison, those involved with gangs, people under the influence of peer pressure, or victims of sex trafficking are often forced to get one or several tattoos to be a part of a group. Countless people rely on laser tattoo removal to eliminate painful memories resulting from unwanted, forced, or inappropriate tattoos. In particular, people with inappropriate tattoos or candidates seeking employment with tattoos on their hands or face tend to regret their ink as some employers look negatively at visible tattoos.

For example, most of those who spend time in jail find it challenging to segue to civilian life. Thankfully, charitable groups and individuals such as the Jail Ministry of Elkhart County in Elkhart, Indiana, exist. This group is working hard to make a positive difference for those transitioning from jail to regular civilian life. The Jail Ministry of Elkhart County's laser tattoo removal program focuses on removing gang tattoos, particularly those from the wrist area on down and those on the neck and up. Tattoos in such locations are problematic as they are visible to hiring managers, business owners, and colleagues. Though a hiring manager might not admit he or she refuses to hire someone with visible tattoos, the truth is such tattoos often stand in the way of an offer for gainful employment.

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Astanza Community Laser Tattoo Removal Day



Astanza Laser is the leading provider of laser tattoo removal devices to non-profits and corrections facilities around the country and are experts in how to start and operate a non-profit laser tattoo removal program.

Periodically, Astanza gives back to the community by offering free laser tattoo removal to those in the DFW area that are not able to afford tattoo removal but want to remove painful memories of the past, improve their employment prospects by erasing visible hand or face tattoos, or have others reasons to remove a tattoo.

The next Community Laser Tattoo Removal day in Dallas, Texas, is April 9, 2021, at Astanza headquarters: 1810 S. Akard Street #500, Dallas, TX 75215. 

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Astanza Recognized for 'Training Support of the Year' in the Laser and Tattoo Removal Industry

Whether you're an Astanza client or someone interested in learning laser tattoo removal to start an aesthetic business, Astanza and our training division, New Look Laser College (NLLC), offer the industry's best training support. We've provided award-winning training for more than a decade and were recognized once more for Training Support of the Year at the 2020 MyFaceMyBody Awards.

The MyFaceMyBody Awards is a global awards program that recognizes aesthetic practices, individuals, brands, and manufacturers in the aesthetic industry for various notable categories. We are honored to receive Training Support of the Year for a second time and believe this accolade is proof of our commitment to serving our amazing clients and growing the laser tattoo removal industry through hard-working NLLC students. Please keep reading to learn more about our award-winning training programs.

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Fall 2020 Laser Tattoo Removal Before & After Photo Contest Winners

Before and after photos are the essence of any aesthetic practice, especially laser tattoo removal practices. People interested in erasing an unwanted tattoo, removing unsightly age spots and spider veins, or revitalizing their skin with skin resurfacing usually visit an aesthetic practice's before and after gallery page before booking an appointment and putting their trust in that business.

Astanza clients worldwide have built impressive before and after galleries using Astanza laser technology. Our client-only Before & After Photo Contest celebrates the amazing results they've achieved and the numerous lives they've impacted through laser tattoo removal and other aesthetic procedures. The contest is held twice every year, once in the spring and the fall. Check out the winners from our Fall 2020 contest below!

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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work? Featuring Dr. Kirby at LaserAway

Astanza is proud to have our technology used and trusted by some of the leading laser practices around the world. One of our most renowned clients is LaserAway, the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology. LaserAway exclusively uses the Astanza Duality Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to perform tattoo removal at their numerous locations nationwide.

Earlier this year, LaserAway created a video featuring Dr. William Kirby, Board Certified Dermatologist, LaserAway's Chief Medical Officer, and creator of the Kirby-Desai scale. He also won the second season of the CBS reality show Big Brother and has made several television appearances as an aesthetic dermatology expert. In the video, Dr. Kirby addresses some of the most commonly asked patient questions regarding how tattoo removal works.

In this article, we'll break down each question that Dr. Kirby answers to give you a better understanding of this advanced laser procedure and why you should invest in laser treatment to remove your unwanted ink.

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Non-profit Generation Diamond Featured on KMTV News

Generation Diamond, one of Astanza's non-profit organization partners, officially launched the start of their laser tattoo removal training program using the Astanza Duality laser. Generation Diamond plans to serve previously incarcerated individuals in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area by removing visible, offensive, regretful, or gang-related tattoos. Their hope is to give people in their community a second chance and better resources for job opportunities.

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Things to Consider When Adding Laser Tattoo Removal to Your Business

Business owners know that any new venture requires extensive research, guidance, and thoughtful planning. When considering adding laser tattoo removal services to their existing businesses, we try to guide our clients through each step of the process, pointing out areas they might not have thought through.

Keep reading for a list of things to consider when adding tattoo removal to your med spa, laser clinic, or tattoo shop!  

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