Tattoo Removal Clinic

Tattoo Removal Clinic

Tattoo removal is an expensive and lengthy process. Low-income youth cannot afford to have tattoos privately removed. CARECEN SF’s Tattoo Removal Clinic provides this service FREE of charge.

This is the only free community-based laser tattoo removal clinic in San Francisco

In collaboration with the S.F. Department of Public Health, CARECEN SF’s Tattoo Removal Clinic is the only FREE community based laser tattoo removal clinic in San Francisco. Our clinic is one of our busiest programs, welcoming young people 13-25 years-old on the third and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Under-resourced young people can have access to this process and therefore gain a second chance at life without the stigma that comes with having violence- or trauma-related tattoos that can further isolate, pose a threat to personal safety or prevent them from gaining employment.

Who Qualifies?

  • Young people between the ages or 12–25 years-old
  • Youth with a San Francisco address
  • Young people with visible tattoos
  • Youth who want to make a change

What You Need To Do:

  • Call to make an appointment for a consultation
  • Fill out an application
  • Attend a mandatory orientation

Eligible Tattos For Removal:

  • Visible
  • Violence-related
  • Ex-boyfriend/Ex-girlfriend names
  • Anything that poses a threat to your safety

Program Benefits:

  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Intensive case management
  • Mental health services
  • Peer education
  • Information referrals
  • Leadership development
  • Support groups
  • Summer field trips

Our Partnership:

San Francisco Department of Public Health provides doctor, technicians, and equipment to remove tattoos.


3101 Mission Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94110