Transformation Ink

Charitable contributions from our community assist in the 'Healing thru Art.' It is a long road of healing when coming back from human sex trafficking - once a survivor has taken necessary steps in healing they can be referred to Transformation Ink & Suzen Tattoozen to take the next step - reclaiming your own body. Empowered women help other women to be empowered, my small part in their victories is my custom art. . . . creating Beauty to remove the inhumane markings & restore some peace to one's soul #feelingblessed #WhitLove #WhitLife #tattootherapy If you would like to donate ANY AMOUNT - every dollar truly helps an abused woman - PAYPAL [email protected] thank you ❤

Pimp-led prostitution is one of the most prolific forms of trafficking. Many are branded with tattoos by their traffickers as a sign of ownership. This is an effort to help people who have been abused/tagged or otherwise indelibly marked with ownership. Pimp-led prostitution is one of the most prolific forms of trafficking. Many are branded with tattoos by their traffickers as a sign of ownership.
Local Artist and Business Owner Suzen Tattoozen and Business/Nonprofit Entrepreneur and Elected Official, Vanessa Truett have partnered before to support philanthropic causes. Their friendship was born when Truett co-founded a nonprofit for parents of children on the spectrum by using cloud based technology (FaceBook) to ensure free access to support 24/7 thereby reducing the isolation that often accompanies disability. Tattoozen, well known artist and community activist, agreed to organize and donate artistic services and money to support the small grassroots profit through a tattoo fundraiser, called “Ink for Autism”. The first year it earned 500 dollars, each year more and more shops joined in, and last year Tattoozen raised thousands of dollars, purchasing augmentative communication devices and had a weeklong music festival. Many other partnerships emerged through their friendship, but this past week their latest project came to fruition as Tattoozen performed her first sex trafficking cover up tattoos, funded by Truett. Details are forthcoming, but preliminary requirements for participation in the project are:

1. Be in recovery for at least six months.

2. One Cover up offered by Tattoozen per quarter

3. Three hour minimum

4. Agree to give a quote about what a cover up means to you.

Q: What is the process you go through in selecting people for TI? What makes you choose someone?

A: we get referrals from a ‘sponsor’ counselors/therapists of the potential client. we have an application process to help us ‘weed out’ the truth from the ones that just want free ink….preliminary requirements for participation in the project are:

1. Be in recovery for at least six months.

2. One Cover up offered by Tattoozen per quarter

3. Be prepared for long sessions — Three hour minimum sitting

4. Apply by writing a short essay on how this Project would benefit you personally, emotionally and share what you can about your experience in your healing journey.

5. We ask you to share your experience with us – allow us to use before & after photos of the process, will will respect anonymity.

6. Follow up after your tattoo transformation & give a quote about what a cover up means to you by applying & being accepted we all agree to use this information to help an outreach program in our community by sharing information and creating awareness.

Funding and donations can be sent
to PAYPAL directly thru e-mail at
[email protected]***

"Suzen Tattoozen-Tanton & Vanessa Truett you and the program you offer is one of my most positive life changing experience I still am so grateful for you and all you have done in my life. The ability to have a positive outlook of myself I have now days, is not something I saw as a possibility and without your work in my recovery I honestly don't know if I would had made it as far and changed from that way of selfdefeating negative talk and body shaming I caused myself before your magic work. I just noticed this and wanted again to say thanks for everything you do."
”I feel empowered, it’s a symbol of my strength and beauty… No longer an ugly scar.”