Brazilian Artist Does Free Tattoos For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Published 9 years ago

Scars are forever, unless you cover them up with tattoos. That’s what Flavia Carvalho does for women who suffered domestic violence – and she does it for free. From bullet wounds to abdomen stabbings, the Brazilian tattoo artist has been covering them up for almost two years.

Operating from her tattoo studio in Curitiba, Flavia Carvalhlo was a Biological Sciences student until her friends advised her to try her hand at tattooing. “I started the project quite recently, and I had no idea it would receive this much media attention,” Carvalho said in an online interview. “It began very spontaneously. As I said, my services are a hundred percent voluntary, and the only “cost” women need to invest is to choose a design for their tattoos!”

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“It all started about two years ago, when I worked with a client who wanted to cover a large scar on her abdomen”


“She told me that she was at a nightclub, and when she turned down a man who approached her, he stabbed her with an switchblade”


“When she saw the finished tattoo, she was extremely moved, and that deeply touched me”


“The one that shocked me the most was the story of a 17 year-old girl who dated an older man and, for months, suffered from the physically abusive relationship”


“When he wanted to break up with her, he scheduled a meeting, and after they began to fight, he stabbed her several times in her abdomen, and violently raped her”


She also does free tattoos for women who have mastectomy scars


This woman was grazed by a bullet


Martynas Klimas

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