Scars from a variety of sources can have long-term emotional effects in addition to the physical discomfort and marring of the skin. These can be caused by memories of how the injury occurred or from unhappiness at the appearance of the scar. Studies in both South Africa and England show that the presence of scar tissue can have strong psychological effects.
We started this program to help those who are marked by scars of all types, whether the scar was created by self harm, surgery or by some sort of accident.
My intentions were to cover one scar per week at no charge to the client. However, the response that I received from the post about the program has been overwhelming, mostly from young women who have struggled with self harm.
Reading the stories of their struggles and seeing the responses of those who believe this program to be an amazing thing has touched my heart. I had no idea that self harm was such a huge issue amongst are young people. I know that I cannot eradicate the problem, but with some help I can dedicate my time to helping the victims of self harm and those who wear the mark of any tragic event to move forward and to remove the negative stigma of their past with my artwork.
No person deserves to be haunted by their scars! I hope to be able to cover their physical scars and hopefully help to heal some of their emotional ones as well.
With your help, We will offer as many scar covering tattoos as we can. If We can't schedule all of them, I will bring in other artists to help carry the load.
If you have a scar, any scar caused by any reason, whether it was self harm, cancer, dog bite, car accident, motorcycle accident; or if you know someone who bears such a scar, please contact me. I will respond to everyone as quickly as possible and I will schedule as many cover ups as time and funds allow.
I will also take into consideration covering tattoos that came from bad lifestyle choices, such as: gang affiliations, racism, drug use, etc..
I have set up a Go Fund Me account to attempt to finance this program. Though, you need not feel obligated to donate. I will continue with the one free tattoo per week even if I receive no donations, but donations will help me to help more people.
If you can't donate at least share this page, help me to make this go viral, help me to help as many of our people as we can.
If you have a story about your scar or scars that you wish to share, please post it on the page. If you want the story to be shared but want it to remain anonymous, message me the story and I will post it on the page and make sure you remain anonymous.
Thanks for your help and support.