Former prostitutes have struggled with this for decades — how to build a new life with a glaring, constant reminder of a low, shameful time — but tattoo removal is not always an easy option. It can be time-consuming and expensive — and typically survivors are more focused on emotional and mental healing.
But days after Campbell’s sentencing and Gettleman’s sharp remarks on the branding were publicized, Nicole was contacted by Baker, a Christian minister with an unusual calling. Also an Oswego tattoo artist, Baker has created a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the removal of gang and trafficking tattoos. He offered a free removal to any of Campbell’s victims.