Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch tattoo shop & Atlanta Redemption Ink helping survivors cover painful past| Nick Watson

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.

The only thing left aside from emotional scars is something they have to look at every day, a reminder, something they have to explain to their kids, or to their family, or to their church or business,” said Migliore, owner and artist at Mind’s Eye Tattoo on McEver Road in Flowery Branch.
Migliore and his shop have tattooed dozens through a partnership with Atlanta Redemption Ink, a grassroots nonprofit helping those with self-harm scars, track marks from drug abuse and gang tattoos as well as survivors of the sex trade and domestic violence to get free cover-up tattoos or tattoo removals.
Coupled with counseling services, executive director and founder Jessica Lamb called it an “all-around system of care” for those with physical reminders of their painful pasts.