These Tattoos Aren’t Just Beautiful

Studies show that one in six women and one in seven men will have self-harmed at some point in their lives.

The phenomenon, which is replete with chilling statistics, is most prevalent in developed nations in North America and Western Europe, and 90 percent of those who self-harm begin in their teens. Often associated with anxiety and depression, the scars left behind serve as permanent reminders of people’s darkest hours, and they linger long after their emotional wounds have healed.

One tattoo artist by the name of Whitney Develle had a heartbreaking confrontation with self-harm when she noticed that a friend’s arms were slashed with thin scars that read, “Don’t eat.” The revelation that her friend trudged through such a horrific ordeal really got her thinking. If she could cover bad tattoos, could she cover self-harm scars, too?

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credit:  Whitney Develle

Tattoo isn’t a bad stuff, it can help to cover the body scars as well.

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