Founder of Atlanta Redemption Ink
Jessica has always had a heart for outreach and local missions. When she was younger, her passion for creativity won her state awards for the arts, best female vocal artist, and writing recognition. At the age of 15, things took a downward turn. After battling through sexual abuse, self harm, being exploitated, and addiction – she was able to rise from the ashes.
In the Spring of 2017, Atlanta Redemption Ink began its mission to help survivors of sex trafficking, former gang members, self-harmers, and those in addiction recovery.
Jessica serves on the board of Alliance of Survivor Care , works on several survivor advisory boards, human trafficking task force, trains law enforcement officers on tattoo identification, works with FBI, DHS, Local Law Enforcement and GGIA (Georgia Gang Investigation Assosciation) and is an active volunteer with local non-profits who work with individuals in the sex industry and those transitioning out of active addiction. Jessica has built a team of more than 45 tattoo artists & removal specialists in the state of GA, as well as 12 additional providers across the nation that have a passion for ARI's mission. She offers training to tattoo shops and tattoo removal specialists to help recognize and serve individuals who have suffered from mental health, trafficking, and addiction recovery. She has also created a network of shops that became Georgia's first Safe Place sites for at-risk youth. Atlanta Redemption Ink has had the honor of serving survivors from Georgia to California through reputable shops and certified tattoo removal specialists.
Through her story and compassion for others, Jessica hopes to be a beacon of hope to those she serves. She is a firm believer in allowing voices of survivors to be heard and no longer silenced.
Outside of Atlanta Redemption Ink Jessica is married to a first responder and has two children. She loves all things tattoos, music, art and the study of psychology.