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Why Now is the Time to Start a Nonprofit Laser Tattoo Removal Business

Since the time it was first introduced, laser tattoo removal has skyrocketed in popularity. People worldwide jumped at the chance of parting ways with their tattoo regret and unwanted ink. Physicians, estheticians, medical spas, and tattoo artists began investing in laser tattoo removal, not just because of the high demand but because they saw how eager people were to remove a permanent mark that no longer identifies them.

Over time, non-profit organizations, correctional institutions, and other laser removal providers caught onto the transformative power that laser tattoo removal provides. It became apparent that if laser tattoo removal can have such a positive effect on a newlywed who removed an ex’s name, then how much more powerful would it be for an ex-convict who could erase a permanent reminder of their past.

If you’ve been considering starting your own non-profit or want a way to give back to your community, then laser tattoo removal might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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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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Improving Employment Chances with Laser Tattoo Removal

No one gets a second chance to establish a good first impression. When meeting someone for the first time, people naturally make judgments based on many factors. Like it or not, one of the most significant judgment factors is one's appearance; this is particularly true during a job interview. While personality and the way one carries themself are taken into account, personal presentation is critical.

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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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Astanza Celebrates 10 Years of "Tattoos on the Heart" by Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries

This spring marks the 10th Anniversary of Father Greg Boyle's first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Father Greg Boyle is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world. Astanza has worked with Homeboy Industries for the past six years, providing tattoo removal lasers, service, training, and support. We're excited to partner with Homeboy well into the foreseeable future.   

We wanted to offer Father Greg a few words of thanks and encouragement as he celebrates this momentous occasion. Tattoos on the Heart has impacted countless individuals, as well as the Astanza Team.  

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#ChangingLives: Astanza Attends 2019 Global Homeboy Network in Los Angeles

Astanza recently attended the 2019 Global Homeboy Network in Los Angeles, hosted by Homeboy Industries . Devoted individuals and organizations attended the 6th annual Global Homeboy Network to support marginalized populations in Los Angeles and learn how to break the cycle of recidivism in their communities.

Our very own Astanza President, David Murrell, and Regional Sales Manager, Opal Taskila, participated in the Network's informal sessions where they discussed how Astanza is partnering with non-profits and correctional facilities to increase job opportunities and reduce recidivism with laser tattoo removal. 

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Astanza Laser to Speak at the Securus Summit 2019

Astanza Laser is thrilled to speak at the annual Elevate Securus Summit 2019 conference April 9th in Dallas, TX!  Astanza President, David Murrell and Brian Hasenbauer, VP of Marketing will speak on how laser tattoo removal reduces prison costs and recidivism. 

During the Securus Summit, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals will network with safety technology professionals and learn more about the evolving technology making our communities safer and improving the lives of those who were affected by incarceration. 

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