San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Republic of
FORMER HONDURAN GANG MEMBER UNDERGOES A TATTOO REMOVAL PROCESS.
A former gang member waits his turn to undergo a process for tattoo
removal, at a medical center in San Pedro Sula, September 3, 2003. The
process uses an infrared device to burn the skin, removing the ink, but
leaving noticeable scars. The Honduran government, amid a rash of
gang-related violence, recently passed a strict anti-gang law, giving
police the authority to arrest youths for simply having a tattoo.
Picture taken September 3, 2003. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair