ARI, Inc. is a survivor-led 501c3 Non-Profit Organization reaching survivors across the United States.
Our mission is to restore dignity to survivors of exploitation, trauma, and abuse by taking marks of hurt and turning them into depictions and stories of HOPE and HEALING.
We are not a tattoo shop.
We partner with trusted and vetted shops and removal specialists across the nation.
We provide survivors (minors included) who have have gang symbols, sex trafficking brandings, self-harm scars, domestic violence scars (or tattoos) and have them removed by a 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 with reputable artists and specialists who go through an approval process.
Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
Mental Health/Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Self Harm Support Line: 1-800-273-TALK
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
-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 just one organization 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 wherever needed.