Getting Gang Tattoos Removed in East LA

Vice, 2016

Meet the LA organisation specialising in gang-tattoo removal. On this episode of ‘Daily VICE’, we head to Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang rehabilitation programme in the country, where doctors are helping former gang members remove their visible tattoos in a step towards changing the direction of their lives.

As well as profiling the work of Homeboy Industries, we also filmed with active gang members getting tattooed at an East LA safehouse.


Production Company: Vice 

Assistant Producer: Constance Melkonian

Film Editor: Alan Lapointe

Senior Supervising Producer: Jedd Thomas

Executive Producer: Anthony Galloway, Sara Rodriguez

Filmed, Produced & Directed: Nick Leader