Brian Finn, a tattoo artist from Ohio, spends one day per week inking people scarred by domestic violence, human trafficking and self-harm in order to help them recover from their respective ordeals. The artist, who has been tattooing for nearly 17 years, does this completely free of charge.


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It all started in October 2015 when several clients couldn’t afford to cover their violence-related scars. “It’s just something I can do that won’t take much time that can make a big impact on other people,” said Finn. “A tattoo can help disguise the scars, so… it’s like a new chapter,” he added.

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It all started in 2015 when some clients couldn’t afford to cover their trauma-related scars

“It’s just something I can do that won’t take much time that can make a big impact on other people”

“A tattoo can help disguise the scars, so… it’s like a new chapter”

“There’s definitely been tears involved—of happiness. It’s been a great response”