“Erasing Gang Memories, One Laser Prick At A Time”. Prince William Gang Response Intervention Team teamed up with Dr. Carol Shapiro, retired plastic surgeon and current Potomac Health Foundation Board Member, to help change the lives of former gang members through tattoo removal. The story follows Juan, “Juan has tattoos all over his body, including tombstones with names of friends who’ve been killed and the name of his gang on his chest. They are mementos from his time in a gang, which he says he joined in El Salvador when he was 11. Now, at the age of 18, Juan says that life is behind him — and he wants to erase the visual symbols of it.”
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