Georgia carries out programme to de-tattoo former prisoners and minor convicts

  • The de-tattooing programme has been carried out since 2013., 13 May 2019 - 17:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Former prisoners and minor convicts will undergo a de-tattooing programme per an agreement between Georgia’s Justice Ministry and Charity Center Abkhazeti. 

The project aims to re-socialize and rehabilitate former prisoners and minor felons from signs that may be stigmas. 

The programme will last for six months and 48,548 GEL will be spent on 60 beneficiaries.

Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani has called on minors not to tattoo their hands and skin.

De-tattooing is more expensive and difficult… Therefore, we will manage to de-tattoo only 60 beneficiaries. It is very important for resocialization,” Tsulukiani said.

The de-tattooing programme has been carried out since 2013 and 123 former prisoners have already undergone the process.