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Danson Cheong
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

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Ex-drug addicts get subsidised tattoo removal

The Straits Times | Danson Cheong | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Both the NSC and SANA are hoping to raise $50,000, which will help improve the employability of 80 former drug offenders who have come clean

SINGAPORE - The National Skin Centre (NSC) is organising a charity walk this Saturday to raise money for a tattoo removal programme for former drug addicts.


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This charity walk is part of NSC's 25th Anniversary celebrations, which saw them adopt the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) as NSC's beneficiary in a charity fund raising project to help ex-offenders in need of tattoo removal, to facilitate their integration back into society.

The May/June issue of NSC's newsletter Derma Digest said that ex-offenders many find difficulty in securing a job due to the visible tattoos on their bodies, which may impede their social integration.

It added that these ex-offenders face financial difficulties in affording laser tattoo removal treatments at standard rates.

"NSC will lend a helping hand by subsidsing the fees for tattoo removal and organising a 3km walk around Gardens by the Bay to raise awareness.

"All proceeds will go to SANA-NSC Laser Tattoo Removal Programme for ex-offenders."

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