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    Jan 29, 2015

    This Project Is Turning Ex-Cons' Prison Tattoos Into Beautiful Artwork

    "I am a woman, and this is a first step... this is fantastic because I don't have to be locked up anymore in that grey world that held me back."

    The Freedom Tattoos initiative is a project covering up old prison tattoos that ex-cons have gotten while in juvenile detention.

    Prison tattoos are usually done with crude equipment, put together with what can be found behind bars.

    By transforming the tattoos, it enables those returning from juvenile detention to start over without a stigma reminding them of their past.

    The project recently uploaded a video that follows two ex-cons as they get their tattoos redesigned.

    The emotional video represents the reaction Freedom Tattoos are trying to provoke within the community, showing the importance of moving forward and growing.

    You can watch it here:

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