Random Acts of Tattoo Project

$34,077 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,000 people in 21 months

Update:

Great news - Southside Tattoo is thrilled to share that GoFundMe Studios found our story and created a documentary about Shane Johnson, a man we covered tattoos for. Please take a moment to watch it below so you can see more deeply into the Random Acts of Tattoo Project. We appreciate your sharing this video and this campaign - we hope to keep raising funds so we can continue to play a part in incredible stories of transformation like Shane's. Thank you sincerely!


Original story:

What started as a small gesture to help our community 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 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.

What are donations used for?

The time and materials it takes to do cover up tattoos are generously donated by each participating tattoo artist, but there are some tattoos that can't/shouldn't be covered up (facial tattoos for example), and this is where donations come in. Here's a breakdown of costs to help people in this category:

$150-$500: We partner with local tattoo removal services all over the country, and this amount pays for one session of laser tattoo removal for someone wanting a fresh start.

$100,000: This amount would pay for a laser removal machine. We'd love to buy one of our own and will continue fundraising for it!

Every penny is appreciated.

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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 artists. SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE ♡ 

PLEASE SHARE this campaign with family and friends: https://www.gofundme.com/39i3m68 


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Great news - Southside Tattoo is thrilled to share that GoFundMe Studios found our story and created a documentary about Shane Johnson, a man we covered tattoos for. Please take a moment to watch it below so you can see more deeply into the Random Acts of Tattoo Project. We appreciate your sharing this video and this campaign - we hope to keep raising funds so we can continue to play a part in incredible stories of transformation like Shane's. Thank you sincerely!
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A reminder to anyone looking to request a coverup or volunteer for the project. Go to www.redemptionink.org where you will find all the resources you need
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If you would like to make a request for a cover up, go to www.redemptionink.org!
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We are happy to announce two new Sister shops that have joined the Redemption ink team! Shelton Tattoo studio in Shelton, CT and Nico Tattoo Svolou from across the Pond in Thessaloniki ,Greece!
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Caleb Donath
19 months ago

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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Mandy Kottas
19 months ago
8
8

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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Serena Nelson
19 months ago
7
7

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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John Smith
19 months ago
5
5

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

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Zachary
6 months ago
2
2

God bless! What a wonderful story and idea. Will donate, if you could please take a look at my campaign.. It means a lot to me and any kind of donation would be highly appreciated.

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Edwyn York
7 months ago
2
2

I am an ex skinhead gang member and racist tattoos and want them gone. I don’t care if they are covered or removed I just don’t want these tattoos on my body anymore. I can’t even look in the mirror Mirror with out seeing them and it makes me sick to see them. Can you guys help me please I live in northern Utah.

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Ruth Gross
19 months ago
2
2

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
20 months ago
2
2

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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Simi Smith
9 months ago
1
1

Please help and donate to my fund for college, anything helps ! gf.me/u/f6t96v

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Debbie Bletstein
17 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for giving so many people in need a second chance. In a world full of hatred, you are rising above and spreading love. I have donated in memory of a special young lady who would have loved this cause and have shared with her community. Thanks again!

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Sheldon Ramey
17 months ago
1
1

I have some white supremacist tattoos but I love in Houston need them gone please help

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Nicole Napoli-Brown
19 months ago
1
1

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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Gregory Akin
19 months ago
1
1

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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Brandie Durig-Poteet
20 months ago
1
1

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
20 months ago
1
1

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

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Jonathan
10 months ago

do you folks have any partnered artists in the Atlanta area? the tattoo I desperately need to cover isn't gang related, but was definitely purchased when I was in an unhealthy mental state. no one hasnt wanted to attempt the cover since its solid black lettering except this one artist i found and naturally, hes pricy. I have a photo and story on my page.

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Hood Home
10 months ago

Powerful story that needs to be shared with those interested in transforming their lives. Bob Hood, Warden (Ret.)

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Sherry Jones
5 months ago

John Smith, you are an idiot...can't remove that!

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Samantha Leto
5 months ago

This is amazing, I have an intense racist tattoo from being with a racist abusive person for 8 years as well as there name. Any artists on long island willing to help in anyway, it's a big tattoo on my top left arm, huge swatika flag and Confederate flag with ss bolts I have been hiding it for 4 years.

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Michelle Wyatt
8 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/100000632462252

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$10
Anna Godfrey
2 months ago

Glad to be the 1000th person to support this! It's incredible to bring that many people together!

$5
Gloria Dumler
3 months ago

I read about Shane in a Rolling Stone article that I found very illuminating and moving.

JM
$150
Joseph Mak
3 months ago

Keep doin what y’all are doin.

$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
$7
Anonymous
4 months ago
BB
$25
Bethanne Baer
4 months ago

Love your heart! Love to see these folks change their life too.

DL
$20
Debra LUTHER
4 months ago

For God so LOVED the world...spread the Love.

$10
Anonymous
5 months ago
KJ
$10
Kenneth Jacks
5 months ago

ERASE THEM ALL !!

Caleb Donath
19 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Mandy Kottas
19 months ago
8
8

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
Serena Nelson
19 months ago
7
7

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
John Smith
19 months ago
5
5

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

+ Read More
Zachary
6 months ago
2
2

God bless! What a wonderful story and idea. Will donate, if you could please take a look at my campaign.. It means a lot to me and any kind of donation would be highly appreciated.

+ Read More
Edwyn York
7 months ago
2
2

I am an ex skinhead gang member and racist tattoos and want them gone. I don’t care if they are covered or removed I just don’t want these tattoos on my body anymore. I can’t even look in the mirror Mirror with out seeing them and it makes me sick to see them. Can you guys help me please I live in northern Utah.

+ Read More
Ruth Gross
19 months ago
2
2

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
20 months ago
2
2

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
Simi Smith
9 months ago
1
1

Please help and donate to my fund for college, anything helps ! gf.me/u/f6t96v

+ Read More
Debbie Bletstein
17 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for giving so many people in need a second chance. In a world full of hatred, you are rising above and spreading love. I have donated in memory of a special young lady who would have loved this cause and have shared with her community. Thanks again!

+ Read More
Sheldon Ramey
17 months ago
1
1

I have some white supremacist tattoos but I love in Houston need them gone please help

+ Read More
Nicole Napoli-Brown
19 months ago
1
1

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
Gregory Akin
19 months ago
1
1

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
Brandie Durig-Poteet
20 months ago
1
1

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.

+ Read More
Melissa Meyd
20 months ago
1
1

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

+ Read More
Jonathan
10 months ago

do you folks have any partnered artists in the Atlanta area? the tattoo I desperately need to cover isn't gang related, but was definitely purchased when I was in an unhealthy mental state. no one hasnt wanted to attempt the cover since its solid black lettering except this one artist i found and naturally, hes pricy. I have a photo and story on my page.

+ Read More
Hood Home
10 months ago

Powerful story that needs to be shared with those interested in transforming their lives. Bob Hood, Warden (Ret.)

+ Read More
Sherry Jones
5 months ago

John Smith, you are an idiot...can't remove that!

+ Read More
Samantha Leto
5 months ago

This is amazing, I have an intense racist tattoo from being with a racist abusive person for 8 years as well as there name. Any artists on long island willing to help in anyway, it's a big tattoo on my top left arm, huge swatika flag and Confederate flag with ss bolts I have been hiding it for 4 years.

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Michelle Wyatt
8 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/100000632462252

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