Non-profit 'Inktensions' offers free tattoos for those hoping to heal past trauma

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Non-profit offers free tattoos as a form of healing
Chelsea non-profit 'Inktensions' gives free tattoos as a way of healing past trauma such as illness, abuse, addiction and human trafficking.

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two tattoo artists in Chelsea are offering trauma survivors an opportunity to heal.

Five months ago, Emmanuel Fortunato and Koral Ladna started a non-profit called 'Inktentions' that gives free tattoos as a form of therapy.

They hope that the tattoos will help those who have experienced trauma through illness, addiction, abuse and human trafficking.

The idea for the non-profit came about when one of their clients came in looking for advice on what tattoo to get after undergoing a double mastectomy.

So far they have tattooed two domestic abuse survivors out of their studio.


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