Ex-Gang Members With Their Tattoos Removed

Feb 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm / Author:

Allowing them to see themselves beyond the tattoos

Photographer Steven Burton wanted to see what men and women who used to be in gangs would look like if they didn’t get tattoos that showed their gang affiliation; he wondered if people would have different impressions of them without a wall of ink advertising their past like a billboard. He explored this concept in his photograph series “Skin Deep” that he hopes to turn into a book that will explain how detrimental gang tattoos can be to someone who just wants a fresh start in life.

man sees himself without tattoos

Source: YouTube @skindeep_homeboys

Photographer Steven Burton decided to help out men trying to leave dangerous gangs by letting them see themselves without their old gang ink.

These photos are changing lives and giving hope to many