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.
The Importance of Laser Tattoo Removal
Whether you’re currently operating a non-profit, are in the process, or are contemplating starting one, most non-profits have the same goal: to change lives and make a difference in the world. Laser tattoo removal is an incredible nonprofit program to initiate because it does just that. As stated previously, laser tattoo removal is a transformative tool. It is the only noninvasive method that can safely, quickly, and efficiently remove ink particles from the body without causing damage to the surrounding skin tissue.
Furthermore, laser tattoo removal changes much more than one’s outward or cosmetic appearance. This advanced procedure restores confidence and self-esteem, removes barriers of unfair judgment, creates employment opportunities, and frees people from a hurtful past. Astanza is the leader in non-profit laser tattoo removal and has partnered with numerous nonprofit organizations, including Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, to carry out our mission of changing lives and helping individuals start a new leaf.
Laser tattoo removal nonprofits usually provide free or low-cost services to previously incarcerated individuals or ex-gang members who have visible tattoos on the face, neck, and hands. By removing gang-related or highly-visible tattoos, these individuals can secure better job opportunities and are not misjudged based on their appearance alone. Many correctional facilities also use laser tattoo removal to reduce recidivism and help inmates preparing for re-entry who wish to break free from their past mistakes.
Other non-profit organizations use laser tattoo removal to help human trafficking survivors remove tattoos that once defined them as someone else’s “property.” Laser tattoo removal provides freedom to victims who were once abused and severely mistreated. In addition to laser treatment, many non-profit organizations also offer life-skills counseling, educational courses, training workshops, and more to further aid individuals in need.
One thing to note is that just because you are a non-profit doesn't mean you have to give away your services at no charge to everyone. Many of our nonprofit laser tattoo removal providers offer a blended rate where they charge market prices to those who can pay and provide discounted or free services to those in need. In addition, if you are indeed a 501 c3 non-profit, you can accept donations and have a different tax status when purchasing items or paying taxes. Consult your tax attorney if you have questions.
A Helping Hand
If you are familiar with Astanza or have browsed around our site and social profiles, you’ve most likely seen us use the hashtag #changinglives. We use this hashtag to remind ourselves that we’re not solely in the business of selling lasers. Our core purpose is to help communities change lives by educating clients and offering industry-leading solutions to ensure the success of our clients and their customers.
We are leaders in laser tattoo removal technology and have extended a helping hand to many individuals starting a nonprofit laser tattoo removal business and existing organizations that have created a laser tattoo removal program. Not only do we provide the most trusted tattoo removal technologies on the market, but our Great Place to Work® certified team also provides award-winning service, marketing support, training, and technology to every Astanza client.
If you’re interested in joining the Astanza family and starting a laser tattoo removal nonprofit business today, give us a call at (800) 364-9010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to visit our aesthetic resource library and watch our on-demand webinar, Deinked for a Cause: The Story of Non-Profit Laser Tattoo Removal, to learn more.