Domestic physical and sexual abuse has become a very serious issue in recent times, with the number of incidents rising radically in the last few years. However, it is also good to note that a number of people have stood up to help the victims of these incidents and to rekindle their hopes. Flavia Carvalho, a tattoo artist who owns a workshop in Brasilia, decided to take up this good cause. She provides free tattoos to women who are survivors of dangerous domestic abuse cases, to cover up their scars. She also helps mastectomy patients in the same way, by masking their operation marks.
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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 had had to undergo mastectomy