Nonprofit group helps tattoos, former gang life fade away
The laser clicked and pulsed, pounding the tattooed gang initials that mark Lexi's arm, bringing her a step closer to a fresh start.
Once a member of the Crenshaw Mafia Gang Bloods, the Commerce City 14-year-old now wants to leave that life behind. Gazing at the patch of fading green ink on her arm, she said, "I get happy when I see it."
She is one of about 40 former gang members who will have gang tattoos removed this year through a program run by the nonprofit Gang Rescue and Support Project, or GRASP.
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