Flavia Carvalho is a tattoo artist based in Curitiba, Brasil, who runs a studio to spread happiness among people. She is using her art to cover the scars of women who had been the victims of domestic violence. What she charges in return is just a smile and no money value.
The lady named her project of body art as "A Pele da Flor" -- The skin of the flower. The artist has helped women to cover their scars because they may never disappear and will keep on haunting for the rest of their lives. Flavia seeks to transform those scars into beautiful and empowering tattoos since tattoos somehow have the power to fix the imperfections on the skin.
'It all started about two years ago when I worked with a client who wanted to cover a large scar on her abdomen.'
'She told me that she was at a nightclub, and when she turned down a man who approached her, he stabbed her with a switchblade.'
'When she saw the finished tattoo, she was extremely moved, and that deeply touched me.'
'The one that shocked me the most was the story of a 17-year-old girl who dated an older man and, for months, suffered from the physically abusive relationship.'
'When he wanted to break up with her, he scheduled a meeting, and after they began to fight, he stabbed her several times in her abdomen, and violently raped her.'
What an idea!
The unique thing about her project is that she is the only one running it on her shoulders since no other person showed interest in it.
After receiving feedback from the clients, she gains a sense of affection and sisterhood.