Transforming the Past Through Ink

“Transforming the Past Through Ink” Columbia Chronicle Article

By Sophia Coleman, Contributing Writer

An abusive ex-lover’s name tattooed on one’s skin becomes hidden under a wreath of exotic lilies on the lower back of a young woman. An ornate black and white seahorse effortlessly covers the name of a violent gang. Splotchy, discolored burns on the leg of a woman are transformed into a beautiful garden of purple flowers.

Scars may appear to last forever, but with the help of a free Chicago-based program called Sacred Transformations, people now have the ability to transform their unwanted marks into gorgeous works of art.

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