The Brazilian tattoo artist turns scars into beautiful artworks for free
Scars fade away, but the victim never forgets how they got them. In an effort to cover the scars and injuries, Brazilian tattoo artist Flavia Carvalho does free tattoos for women who have suffered from domestic abuse. She covers their scars and injuries with beautiful artwork, taking away the painful memory and turning it into something magical.
This was started when Flavia Carvalho was being approached by a woman who wanted to cover the scars caused by a man who stabbed her in the abdomen for turning him down in a nightclub. It was then Flavia Carvalho realized her skills could be used to help and heal women.
The sense of affection, sisterhood and camaraderie is deeper than I ever imagined. They contact me from all over the country, as well as from abroad. They come to the studio, share their stories of pain and resilience, and they show me their scars. Embarrassed, they cry, and hug me. Said Flavia Carvalho.
Watch this beautiful video showing some of the wonderful artworks by this incredible tattoo artist.
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