Local non-profit provides free cover-ups and removals to survivors of sex trafficking, self-harm and gang violence
art show by survivors of sex trafficking, former self-harmers, recovered addicts, and survivors of domestic and gang violence
Over 160 survivors of sex trafficking, abuse, gang involvement, and self-harm have received tattoos to cover branding tattoos, gang tattoos, and self-harm marks.
Branded with the initials of her abusive ex on her calf, she thought the mark would never be covered up, living on her body forever.
January is Human Sex Trafficking Awareness Month and, oftentimes, victims are left with brandings, markings, or tattoo symbols on their bodies from their abusers to represent ownership.
A Conyers woman who experienced her own trauma and abuse is reaching out to help others in similar situations find some measure of relief through tattoo removals and covers.
An Atlanta-based nonprofit is helping the victims of trafficking, drug and sexual abuse, and self-harm remove the marks of their ordeals.
Lamb said one ex-gang member had a tattoo across his lips that read “never snitch.”