Using technology to take the Survivor’s Ink network global.
Survivor's Ink exists to empower human trafficking victims by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing or covering their physical scars,
While there are no official numbers to support it, we find that most victims of human trafficking are branded in one way or another by their traffickers: tattoos of names, numbers, symbols or even stating things like "property of” – not to mention the stab wounds, burn scars, and other marks of violence permanently left on their skin and burned into their minds. These marks become triggers, daily reminders carried around on their skin of violence and the
We want every survivor to be empowered to become a leader in their communities, but that is impossible when
they can’t do the simple things that most of us take for granted like taking a shower, going swimming, or even going out in public without constantly facing their trauma. With your
Our vision for expansion is to leverage technology to create a digital application system where survivors from all over the world can apply, execute the necessary legal and other documentation, consult and communicate with their tattoo artists or removal clinics, and easily connect to local resources. We know that the key to our success lies in partnering with survivor leaders, tattoo artists and removal clinics in every city possible. This system would not only help us maintain these
What help is needed
supportand funding to help us create and run a new digital platform connecting victims and service providers all around the world.
- Core funding to support our de-branding service
- Networks of survivor groups together with tattoo artists and tattoo removers.