Random Acts of Tattoo Project

$18,680 of $60k goal

Raised by 544 people in 3 months
Elizabeth Cutlip  BROOKLYN, MD

What started as a small gesture to help our community has went world wide! Our goal was to help ex gang members in Baltimore cover their gang and racist tattoos so that they could get rid of the constant reminder of a past life. We have gotten hundreds of inquiries about work, some near, some far. We want to help as many people as possible, but know there are costs for supplies and travel. Our goal is to form a non profit collective of artists from all over the world and get people in need the services that they need for free! We have had an overwhelming request asking where donations could be made. We are truly humbled to have the ability to heal others through our art... no strings attached. Our Facebook post reached almost 1 million people, so many kind word, and encouragement were sent our way. 100% of your donation will be used to fund this cause, and every penny is appreciated. Thanks for spreading the love♡ Sometimes people make bad choices, and sometimes people change. We, at Southside Tattoo would like to make a difference. If you, or someone you know has a tattoo that is GANG or RACIST related, and you want it covered... WE WILL COVER IT FOR FREE. No questions asked. We believe that there is enough hate in this world and we want to make a difference. Please call the shop and set up a consultation with any of our artist. SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE♡ PLEASE SHARE♡ #eternalink #tatsoul #rinsecup #electrasyn #becritical #lifeisshortdostuffthatmatters

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Update 6
Posted by Roman Podolak
4 days ago
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Our website for this project is up and running! check it out at www.redemptionink.org ! You will find information about the project, lists of sister shops around the country, cover up request forms, and artist volunteer forms.
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Update 5
Posted by Roman Podolak
10 days ago
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We wanted to post some before and after pictures of the cases we've helped so far. Thank you all for your support!
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Update 4
Posted by Roman Podolak
1 month ago
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We have a new website! Built by David Brown at Fallen Heroes Tattoo!! We are so thankful ♡ please visit redemptionink.org to apply for services, or volunteer. You can also donate, and check our progress with clients! Thank you for your support♡♡
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Update 3
Posted by Roman Podolak
1 month ago
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Thank you so much for all of your support! We talked with the IRS yesterday and we will have our non profit next week!! We are also building our website as we speak. There people in need will be able to apply for services, and volunteers can apply to help, our media requests will be able to go through the site and we will be able to accept donations as well! There will be a blog to feature success stories as well! So thankful for David and Brenda at Fallen Heroes Tattoo for all of their help with this! On Wednesday we are meeting with several non profit agencies that integrate folks back into society from prison, they offer help with social work, medical, housing, and even making suits for them to go on job interviews! We are planning to partner up with these guys to help where it's needed the most♡ we can not begin to express our gratitude to each and every person that has donated, sent cards, cookies, tattoo design books, etc. We never imagined our little idea would turn into this♡ you are changing so many lives♡ Love,
Dave + Beth
Southside Tattoo
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Caleb Donath
1 month ago
6
6

Hi my girlfriend made the choice back when we were using to get a swaztica on her throat, we are both clean now, and have a one year old son, i work full time and am on drug court , and money is tight for us and she really wants to get a job but gets shutdown everywhere she goes, she has created a go fund me account to see if we can get enough money raised to get her a cover up, are you guys connected with any artists near longview Washington??? Or can you help with the funding for her go fund me??? She's on Facebook as Maddie Taylor Tautfest you can see pics of the tat there any info or help is appreciated keep doing what your doing this is awesome.

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Serena Nelson
2 months ago
4
4

Is there a tattoo shop in Northern California that is a part of this? Or anywhere in California. This is amazing! Would love to see so many people in northern Cali be able to take advantage of such an amazing act of kindness!

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Mandy Kottas
1 month ago
3
3

No idea how to do this, but if you're able to set yourselves up on Amazon Smile, I'll gladly send my contributions your way.

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Ruth Gross
1 month ago
1
1

I am 82, no tatoos. Go to gym weekly, so far I see no hate tattoos there. God bless you for the good you are doing! Encouraging- one more step to help make our America Great again! I remember when ------I want to donate a little but not on line. South side Tatoo, Brooklyn Park, MD?

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Euge Lee
2 months ago
1
1

you guys are doing an amazing thing. Anyone wanting to erase the hate that once filled their hearts should be given the opportunity. Thank you for doing this.

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Dennis Stabley
9 days ago

I'm trying to remove my face tattoos as well in Louisville KY. Look my name up on here to find my GoFundMe.

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Nicole Napoli-Brown
1 month ago

Is there somewhere in Oklahoma? This is so great what you are doing. My husband has a few tats that are racist that he has talked about covering but its costly. Thank you

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Scott Mallon
1 month ago

Awesome job guys! This is exactly the kind of charity that helps the country and our society as a whole. Donating your time and skills is such a great thoughtful gesture.

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John Smith
1 month ago

Hopefully this will include removing any DNC tattoos since they are the biggest racist gang in existence.

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Gregory Akin
2 months ago

You guys are part of the reason we get ink...to show our colors...and yours are bright and amazing. :D i hope more people want to get your beautiful artwork on them in the future. :D

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Theresa Katrina Perez
2 months ago

Where is this shop located ?

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Deana Potts
2 months ago

such a wonderful thing to do. spread love... :)

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Lauren Stone
2 months ago

It's not much but it's from my heart. You 2 rock. Peace, love and hippiness.

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Brandie Durig-Poteet
2 months ago

I own a shop in Nc and what you guys are doing is great! We are a new shop and would love to get to the point of being able to offer this! There are so many hateful out there.

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Melissa Meyd
2 months ago

Thank you for what you are doing! People DO change!

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$18,680 of $60k goal

Raised by 544 people in 3 months
Created January 19, 2017
Elizabeth Cutlip  
BG
$5
Brooke Galler
16 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
19 hours ago
EB
$5
Erica Barney
2 days ago
TJ
$15
Tim Jaszdziewski
2 days ago
BS
$50
Barbara Shackleton
3 days ago
$20
olli suvanto
4 days ago

For a Good cause

$5
Anonymous
5 days ago
$5
Justine Harrison
6 days ago

Thanks for being kind.

$10
Anonymous
7 days ago
$10
Anonymous
7 days ago
Caleb Donath
1 month ago
6
6

Hi my girlfriend made the choice back when we were using to get a swaztica on her throat, we are both clean now, and have a one year old son, i work full time and am on drug court , and money is tight for us and she really wants to get a job but gets shutdown everywhere she goes, she has created a go fund me account to see if we can get enough money raised to get her a cover up, are you guys connected with any artists near longview Washington??? Or can you help with the funding for her go fund me??? She's on Facebook as Maddie Taylor Tautfest you can see pics of the tat there any info or help is appreciated keep doing what your doing this is awesome.

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Serena Nelson
2 months ago
4
4

Is there a tattoo shop in Northern California that is a part of this? Or anywhere in California. This is amazing! Would love to see so many people in northern Cali be able to take advantage of such an amazing act of kindness!

+ Read More
Mandy Kottas
1 month ago
3
3

No idea how to do this, but if you're able to set yourselves up on Amazon Smile, I'll gladly send my contributions your way.

+ Read More
Ruth Gross
1 month ago
1
1

I am 82, no tatoos. Go to gym weekly, so far I see no hate tattoos there. God bless you for the good you are doing! Encouraging- one more step to help make our America Great again! I remember when ------I want to donate a little but not on line. South side Tatoo, Brooklyn Park, MD?

+ Read More
Euge Lee
2 months ago
1
1

you guys are doing an amazing thing. Anyone wanting to erase the hate that once filled their hearts should be given the opportunity. Thank you for doing this.

+ Read More
Dennis Stabley
9 days ago

I'm trying to remove my face tattoos as well in Louisville KY. Look my name up on here to find my GoFundMe.

+ Read More
Nicole Napoli-Brown
1 month ago

Is there somewhere in Oklahoma? This is so great what you are doing. My husband has a few tats that are racist that he has talked about covering but its costly. Thank you

+ Read More
Scott Mallon
1 month ago

Awesome job guys! This is exactly the kind of charity that helps the country and our society as a whole. Donating your time and skills is such a great thoughtful gesture.

+ Read More
John Smith
1 month ago

Hopefully this will include removing any DNC tattoos since they are the biggest racist gang in existence.

+ Read More
Gregory Akin
2 months ago

You guys are part of the reason we get ink...to show our colors...and yours are bright and amazing. :D i hope more people want to get your beautiful artwork on them in the future. :D

+ Read More
Theresa Katrina Perez
2 months ago

Where is this shop located ?

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Deana Potts
2 months ago

such a wonderful thing to do. spread love... :)

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Lauren Stone
2 months ago

It's not much but it's from my heart. You 2 rock. Peace, love and hippiness.

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Brandie Durig-Poteet
2 months ago

I own a shop in Nc and what you guys are doing is great! We are a new shop and would love to get to the point of being able to offer this! There are so many hateful out there.

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Melissa Meyd
2 months ago

Thank you for what you are doing! People DO change!

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