Global Roundup: Brazil Tattoo Artist Empowers…

Curated by FG contributor Samiha Hossain The scars reminded Souza that she 'almost died in front of her daughters' [Faras Ghani/Al Jazeera] A tattoo artist in Brazil’s Sao Paulo is helping women overcome trauma, abuse and scars from accidents. The “We Are Diamonds” tattoo project was launched by former law student Karlla Mendes in 2017. Mendes started designing tattoos after she realized she “loved being able to leave art on someone’s body forever”. Since the launch of the project, Mendes has served about 160 people. She still remembers her first: A domestic helper for one of her clients who had saved three months of salary to be able to get a tattoo and cover up a scar on her arm.

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