Exchanging Marks of Hurt for HOPE
Atlanta Redemption Ink, INC. (ARI) is a survivor led 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.
Our mission is to restore dignity to survivors of exploitation, trauma and abuse by taking marks of HURT and turning them into DEPICTIONS of HOPE and HEALING.
We are not a tattoo shop.
We provide minors and women who have had gang symbols forced on them, sex trafficking brandings forced on them, self-harm scars, domestic violence scars or tattoos and have them removed by a reputable certified removal specialist OR give them an opportunity to have it replaced by a cover up that symbolizes freedom, beauty and redemption in a safe environment.
This is ALL part of the healing process so they are not faced with a daily physical reminder of the abuse that have endured and marks that have kept them captive by her abusers. This is an opportunity that symbolizes freedom from being marked as property.
Our mission is also that a survivor never goes alone to an appointment. She is greeted by a mentor before hand & receives additional resources from our partners to continue their journey into hope and healing.
-We are not looking to compete with or duplicate other organizations across the country in the efforts to help survivors obtain freedom from physicals marks left from trauma and abuse. We believe that not one organizations or person can do it all, that it takes partnerships/ joint efforts and the heart for change to impact survivors and we hope to do our part to fill that need here.