CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina program is offering second chances to previously incarcerated people and former gang members.
What You Need To Know
Project Exodus is a free tattoo removal program
The goal is to help formerly incarcerated people gain employment
The tattoo removal service is offered every six weeks
Project Exodus is a free tattoo removal program to help people remove tattoos that could prevent them from employment.
Project Exodus founder Brandon Feely spent seven years in prison.
“I was 17 years old,” Feely said. “I was facing 32 years in prison.”
He says he knows how it feels to need a helping hand.
“To be able to have that removed for free and apply for a job or whatever you’re working on, it just gives people hope to start over," Feely said. "We all need second chances.”
Since Project Exodus' inception in 2020, the program has helped dozens of people remove tattoos. The tattoo removal service is offered every six weeks.