Project Erase Tattoo Removal
The Project Erase Program provides safe, low-cost laser tattoo removal for qualifying applicants. Tattoo removal can be an important step towards better employment opportunities, increased self-esteem, recovery from trauma, or improved social mobility. Laser treatments are performed by a dedicated team of volunteer doctors and nurse practitioners.
Tattoo Removal Hours
|Monday||9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
Some Saturdays 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM and some evenings are available. Call for scheduling.
Tattoo Removal Process
Outside In uses a Quanta Q+C laser to remove tattoos. The laser is a charged beam of light that passes through the surface of the skin to the ink in the tattoo. The laser breaks up large clumps of ink to form tiny particles. The small particles are then carried away by the skin’s immune system. Sessions are scheduled 6-8 weeks apart to give the immune system time to remove the ink particles.
It generally takes 6-12 sessions to remove a tattoo. The number of sessions depends on the type of ink that was used, how deep the tattoo is, and other factors. We are able to remove most ink colors. For pain management, Outside In uses a Zimmer chiller during treatment.
We operate on a sliding-scale fee system based on income and household size, with costs ranging from $25-$55 per treatment. Our services are reserved for those who fall under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Below is an example of the chart we use to determine eligibility.
|People in Household||200% of Federal Poverty Level|
|1||$2,010/month or $24,120/year|
|2||$2,707/month or $32,484/year|
|3||$3,403/month or $40,836/year|
|4||$4,100/month or $49,200/year|
|5||$4,797/month or $57,564/year|
As a patient at OI, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.