Several tattoo artists around the country said they’ve had an uptick in requests to get racist tattoos removed this year, especially in early summer. The nonprofit Atlanta Redemption Ink, which helps victims of sex trafficking, former gang members, and people with self-harm marks, with cover-ups and removals, tells NPR it received an influx of applications specifically from people with racist tattoos.

“We believe that the social justice movement of 2020, along with true heart-change and desire to see hate erased is what has pushed that influx,” says Jessica Lamb, executive director and founder of the organization.