Acid Attack Survivors Get Inked! These Beautiful Women Fight An Ugly Crime!

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Their Strength is Inspirational for All!

Acid attacks are one of the cruelest crimes that can be perpetrated against another human being (or animal for that matter). Unfortunately, the country of India has seen an alarming number of these heinous acts committed against women and although there is a constant worldwide outcry, the attacks still happen.

Laxmi Saa, the director of the Indian Chhaanv Foundation — an amazing foundation that helps, supports and gives shelter to acid attack victims — is leading a group of four other acid attacks victims in their struggle to prove to the world that nothing can stop them from achieving their dreams. Laxmi along with Roopa, Ritu, Soniya, Madhu are being trained by the charitable and talented owners and artists at Body Canvas Tattoos in Hauz Khas to become tattoo artists themselves.

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Laxmi Saa (28) is from Delhi, India and 13 years ago suffered agonizing injuries at the hands of a man more than twice her age who threw a highly corrosive chemical agent in her face because she rejected his sexual advances. Laxmi, like many other acid attack victims, has powered through the physical and mental pain and she is now a TV host and a leader for the Stop Acid Attacks campaign.

Laxmi Saa (28) is from Delhi, India and 13 years ago suffered agonizing injuries at the hands of a man more than twice her age who threw a highly corrosive chemical agent in her face because she rejected his sexual advances. Laxmi, like many other acid attack victims, has powered through the physical and mental pain and she is now a TV host and a leader for the Stop Acid Attacks campaign.

In addition to her training session, Laxmi was able to find a bit of time to get tattooed herself. She had the word Freedom tattooed on her forearm. She told a bbc reporter, “I am getting a meaningful tattoo which connects to my soul. It is symbolic to freedom because I want to show society what free will is, and what having an opinion means to us. This tattoo career workshop is in line with what we strive for, and therefore we are happy to collaborate.”

In addition to her training session, Laxmi was able to find a bit of time to get tattooed herself. She had the word Freedom tattooed on her forearm. She told a bbc reporter, “I am getting a meaningful tattoo which connects to my soul. It is symbolic to freedom because I want to show society what free will is, and what having an opinion means to us. This tattoo career workshop is in line with what we strive for, and therefore we are happy to collaborate.”

Vikas Malani, founder of Body Canvas Tattoos, believes this is just a natural progression for him and his shop. He is already very involved with organizations where he does work to cover scarring on victims of domestic abuse. He went on to say, “These workshops are not about gaining publicity. We have enough fame and recognition; even Bollywood celebrities come to us with their designs. This workshop is about giving back to the society.”

Vikas Malani, founder of Body Canvas Tattoos, believes this is just a natural progression for him and his shop. He is already very involved with organizations where he does work to cover scarring on victims of domestic abuse. He went on to say, “These workshops are not about gaining publicity. We have enough fame and recognition; even Bollywood celebrities come to us with their designs. This workshop is about giving back to the society.”

These women need to be heard and this cause needs to be taken up. PLEASE SHARE.