In 2021, our CEO Garry Smith gave a TEDX Talk at Bristol University entitled ”Debranding & Freedom from Modern Slavery”.
He explained how some of the victims of modern slavery are branded with unwanted tattoos. Sometimes this is the name of the exploiter physically etched onto the body of the victim.
These unwanted tattoos serve as a prominent physical reminder of the trauma they have lived through. For our clients, taking back control of their lives includes taking back control of their bodies.
Garry explained how Medaille has been working with the tattoo community, to offer survivors the chance to reclaim their bodies through the transformation of unwanted tattoos into expressions of hope and freedom.
With the support of talented tattooists who are giving their time, free of cost, we are supporting our clients to reclaim their bodies.