Atlanta Redemption Ink's mission is to restore dignity to survivors who have scars/tattoos from sex trafficking, gang violence, addiction & self harm. Our heart is to change marks of hurt & turn them into depictions of HOPE & RECOVERY
Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 Mental Health/Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Self Harm Support Line: 1-800-DON'TCUT (366-8288) Domestic Violence Hotline 1800-799-7233
Trafficking tattoo cover up
I suffered abuse from the time I was twelve years old into my adulthood. Endured abusive relationships, addiction, & being sexually exploited. My trafficker shot me and almost lost my life, but God! This tattoo is a representation of new life, new growth, & I feel so happy. This is a complete transformation! This has taken the humiliation away. This has been amazing, just a few hours in a tattoo shop will change your outlook on life and give you hope.”
Covering this trafficking tattoo/brand this evening, this wasnt a dry eye in the room. As the tattoo artists began to bring freedom and healing to this trafficking cover the song by Lauren Daigle came on “You Say”
Very poweful moment for all.
this young gentleman is flourishing in his recovery program and a soon to be graduate. We are so excited to see the steps he is taking in his journey. Thank you Jesse of ICI
This beautiful young mom is walking in her recovery and freedom. She had this cover done by Shane. What used to stand for “Dope Kid Enterprises” Not represents roots that are planted and hope flourishing.
This amazing survivor covered some painful reminders of the past with these sunflowers from Jackie Rabbit in California.
Thank you Erin of CLT in Kentucky for giving hope and freedom
Thank you Jesse from Iron Clad Ink for giving hope.
In her own words… (trafficking survivor -minor)
“There is hope rather you believe it or not!! The scars and marks they put on our bodies are not us/ours- we are beautiful, strong and inspirational… we are important!! I AM ENOUGH!! WE ARE ENOUGH!!
Thank you James of of Gate City Tattoo for giving hope and covering a painful past on this beautiful overcomer.
SO thankful for my redeemer. Thankful for this new life. So thankful for the support of friends who supported me through this. Just so thankful. If anyone tries to tell you that people cant change, introduce them to me. My existence alone proves them wrong. 2 Corinthians 5:17. Thank you to the artist (Crystal B of MDT) and ARI for making this possible, words can never accurately express the appreciation.
“I cant say thank you enough for giving me freedom from his mark on my body”
- Artist -James Cooper- Gate City Tattoo
Thank you!! I pushed through and I honestly pray for all the women that have gone through or are currently going through it! I pray they see what my scar used to be, and it gives them hope! For so long I’ve prayed for the moment when I finally felt free.. that happened today, as his mark was removed from my body!! I feel a happiness and peace in my heart like never before! I am free from looking at that scar and remembering the pain he caused me!! You don’t know the pain you helped heal in my heart tonight…”
Artist- Heath M – Minds Eye Tattoo-
“Be the anchor, immovable in the storms of this life”
I feel at peace with myself and I feel strong that I’ve finally gained some stability in life and walking healing. This can serve as a reminder that I am strong.
Artist- Heath @ Mind’s Eye Tattoo
Artist- Jesse Rollins – Iron Clad Ink
Tattoo removal for exploitaiton and gang tattoo.
Thank you so much. I am so excited about this new journey. Words can never express how much this means to me. FRESH START
Dr. Hudes – Hudes Laser Anesthetic
Burned by her ex, this survivor received healing through a tattoo cover no longer physically reminder of the abuse she endured by him.
Artist- Jesse R. Iron Clad
Struggling through addiction and self harm- my faith and children keep me strong and keep me going and pressing through and forward. Whenever things get difficult, I can look down and see this beautiful cover and it keeps me strong.
Artist- Shane Agape Ink
Thank you ARI for being the catapult of complete healing. Most people don’t understand the psychological affects brandings has on a victim. Its an emotional attachment that constantly reminds you of your bondage and hopelessness. No matter the distance you have traveled or the amount of healing you have accomplish. Today is the first day I can look in the mirror and spiritually exhale. This has truly been the happy ending to a horrific tale. God has a way of preparing the way and working out every detail concerning our healing. Thank you for meeting me at this point on the journey
Aritst- Kayla Cupid Slave Tattoo Company
“It will be a new beginning. I’ll no longer have to look at this tattoo that someone picked out and forced on me.”
Artist- Kenny Thompson- Painted Gypsy
I felt God in that tattoo shop. I cant put into words how this cover made me feel. I no longer have to be worried about people noticing a gang branding on my body but have something that depicts hope and freedom. Thank you!
Cover by Jesse Rollins of Iron Clad Ink
“I feel free from where I was marked as someone’s property. I no longer have to think about it everyday. I can finally wear my hair up! I no longer have to explain to people or make up something about what it was. As I continue through the healing process -this is one more thing I no longer have to feel shame or guilt with. I just cant say thank you enough. Its changed my life in many ways and how I look at myself. I really cant explain it any more than that.”- T
Artist- Alex Higgins (Painted Gypsy)