Chris, the founder of INK 180, grew up in a house filled with domestic violence. His dad was mentally and physically abusive with him, his mom and younger sister. Growing up in a situation like that takes a toll on the whole family. At the age of 13, Chris decided he was never going to get married and have kids because he was afraid of becoming like his father.
“One of the most satisfying parts of doing this work is seeing the look of relief on our clients’ faces when they see that they don’t have to look at the painful reminders every day.”
As a tattoo artist, Chris often sees women with tattoos that come from a terrible time in their lives. In some cases, an ex even forced a woman to get his name tattooed on her or get matching tattoos. INK 180 works with great organizations like Mutual Ground, offering free tattoo removal or cove
“One of the most satisfying parts of doing this work is seeing the look of relief on our clients’ faces when they see that they don’t have to look at the painful reminders every day. Tattoos often hold a lot of meaning. They tell a part of our story, good or bad, that is displayed to the outside world.” INK 180 is all about rewriting the narrative and leading a path to a happier ending.r-up services to victims to eliminate the mental health triggers that the forced tattoos can cause.