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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 10:47 AM

Would You Tattoo Your Stomach? Wait Until You See Why These Women Did.

Source: ViralNova

All of us will be met with tragedy as life goes on, but few things are as tragic as domestic violence. In her time, Brazilian tattoo artist Flavia Carvalho has seen the toll that this abuse takes on women. These people are often left with physical and emotional scars.

While the emotional scars might be trickier to heal, Carvalho decided that she could help with the physical ones. About a year ago, she started a project called A Pele da Flor, or "Skin of the Flower," which provides free tattoos to victims of domestic violence who want to cover their scars. The project also provides tattoos to women who have had mastectomies.

The artist's goal is to provide women with the chance to reclaim these scarred parts of their bodies. In a way, she helps them take their lives back.

"It all started about two years ago, when I worked with a client who wanted to cover a large scar on her abdomen," Carvalho told the Huffington Post. "When she turned down a man who approached her at a nightclub, he stabbed her with a switchblade. I was suddenly struck by the idea of providing free tattoos to women who were left with scars following domestic violence or mastectomies."



Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/flavia-carvalho/

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Reply Would You Tattoo Your Stomach? Wait Until You See Why These Women Did. (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 2015 OP
justhanginon Sep 2015 #1
Omaha Steve Sep 2015 #2
Fumesucker Sep 2015 #3
blackspade Sep 2015 #4
SoapBox Sep 2015 #5
demmiblue Sep 2015 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 12:06 PM

1. It is hard to imagine the pain these tattoos speak to or represent.

What a great great gesture by Ms. Carvalho. One can only hope these tattoos bring a modicum of comfort to these women.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 12:24 PM

2. Thanks for posting


K&R!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 12:39 PM

3. A great person as welll as a talented artist

to Ms Carvalho

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 01:08 PM

4. Awesome!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 01:13 PM

5. I'm not sure if this is the correct word...

Brilliant.

And beautiful too.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 9, 2015, 05:02 PM

6. Brilliant, beautiful and brave, methinks.

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