Non-profit organizations across the nation have taken an interest in tattoo removal programs that are designed to help their clients get away from their old lives. Seen as a step in the rehabilitation process, tattoo removal is a way for people to make a clean break from the ways of old. This is particularly true in cases where the tattoo removal is used to erase gang-affiliation tattoos from the body. Although these tattoo removal programs have been popping up all over the place, they have received only minimal attention for their efforts. That's due in large part to the fact that these programs are important but pale in comparison to those programs which meet more immediate needs such as medical assistance for pregnant teens or shelters for homeless youth. However, the United Way is drawing some attention to the importance of tattoo removal programs by honoring the efforts of non-profit organizations which include tattoo removal as part of their service. Specifically, the United Way of Lake County is hosting a "Be Bold" award ceremony to recognize non-profit organizations that are helping women and children. One of the nominees has contributed a significant amount of money to a series of different local programs including tattoo removal. Learn more here. Question of the Day: Should teen tattoo removal programs get more recognition than they currently receive?