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Turning Scars Into Beauty: Tattoo Artist Covers Domestic Abuse Scars With Colorful Artwork

A Brazilian tattoo artist is helping victims of domestic violence heal by covering up their scars with beautiful works of body art for free

Flavia Carvalho’s project, ‘A Pele da Flor’ or the ‘Skin of the Flower’, aims to transform the way women cope with the scars they have received from domestic abuse.
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Carvalho (left), 31, from Curitiba, aims to give her clients, including those whose scars are a result of mastectomies, a boost in their self-esteem by creating an empowering piece of art on their bodies.

The idea came for the project came to her two years ago after she was touched by a client’s story, who had wanted to cover up a large scar she had on her abdomen.

‘She told me that she was at a nightclub, and she turned down a man who approached her, he stabbed her with a switchblade,’ Carvalho told the Huffington Post.

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