Based in Illinois, the non-profit covers up tattoos like the ones shown above. Those bar codes (which can be scanned by smartphones like regular bar codes you find on retail items) are tattooed on to victims of human trafficking by their “owners” to facilitate easy identification and retrieval of their “property” in case they escape.
The organization also covers up gang tattoos.
In any case, it’s a chance for a new lease on life. Reblog and spread the word, if you’re so inclined.
YES! This is a great initiative, and I am always pleased to discover new methods of people helping people.
I just wanted to post this out of respect for my buddy SSgt Baker of the US Army. With the military cracking down on soldiers with tattoos we are here to tell them that we support our tattooed troops and they have the right to serve their country just as much as a non tattooed soldier.
I’m a tattooed Marine, and EVERY MARINE I know has at least one tattoo. From enlisted to officers, we need to keep alive the tradition of military tattoos, as it was one of the first institutions in HISTORY to accept tattoos in a big way. From Roman Leggionaires all the way to American Soldiers: respect tattooed veterans!
This is my first “Motto tatt”. Its a USMC NCO Blood Stripe. I wanted something original and neat so after a year of being an NCO I came up with this idea and Danny P. at American Tattoo in San Diego drew up my idea. Its came out amazing and its my new favorite tattoo.
Ooh-rah USMC NCO’s! We’re the backbone of the Corps!
“A Man Chooses, A Slave Obeys”- Andrew Ryan