In late June, a client supported by the Moving on Project became the first to take ownership of her unwanted tattoo.
The name of her exploiter was tattooed prominently across her hand. Working with tattoo artist Talen Stalley from Terry’s Tattoos in Bishops Stortford, who gave his time for free, she chose a beautiful butterfly design.
Speaking after her tattoo had been transformed, she said:
“You don’t understand what this means to me, it is freedom”
In July, tattooist Natalie from Lost Garden Tattoos transformed the name branded onto the arm of a client living in on of safe houses into a beautiful feather.
Our client told us that she had been wearing long sleeves or hiding her arm from photos in order to avoid questions about who the tattoo referred to.
She is delighted with the new design, which gives her the freedom to be herself and not hide anymore.