Photographs by Alaina Fabbro
Survivor's Ink exists to empower human trafficking survivors by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing, or covering their physical scars, markings, and brandings, which are constant reminders of a violent past. In addition, we strive to be a reliable resource connection to direct services for victims and survivors in order to help them rebuild their lives.
- To help survivors of human trafficking overcome the painful reminders of their past by offering cover-up tattoos or removal services for brandings and/or scars they received while being trafficked: We seek to create a international support network of providers to help human trafficking survivors break the psychological chains of enslavement created by the scars of their pasts.
- To reach victims where they are at and provide them with basic needs, resource options and most of all hope: Our street outreach program seeks to reach into the darkness in order to guide human trafficking victims into the light through being a consistent presence on the streets offering not only basic necessities, hot food, coats/gloves/scarves, but resources to get help.
- To be a valuable and reliable resource for human trafficking victims and survivors: We maintain a network of partner organizations that exist to serve victims and survivors of human trafficking. Through our follow-up care program, we strive to help survivors along their journey to restoration by meeting their basic needs and connecting them to the services they require.
- To raise awareness of human trafficking within communities through advocacy events and specialized training sessions: With the aid of Jennifer Kempton, we seek to educate our local communities about the facts of human trafficking shared through the voice of a survivor.
While helping survivors reclaim their bodies through covering their scars of violence is an important mission, we take it a step further and aim for the survivor’s restoration as a whole. We seek to be the survivor’s advocate by either becoming the voice of the survivors we serve or empowering them to speak out against the injustice they’ve suffered. We believe our visions will be realized through effective partnerships and our ability to represent the heart of the mission.
We have a long-term vision of creating powerful alliances to combat the damaging effects of human trafficking. We want to connect victims with immediate rescue options, secure detoxification facilities that are safe and easily accessible, find placement in effective safe houses across the country, ensure follow-up health and trauma care, and secure any other services that are needed to help human trafficking victims reclaim their lives.
As long as Survivor’s Ink is in existence, we will fight against human trafficking and for the proper treatment and care of its victims.
Meet the Team
Jennifer Kempton, Founder
Jennifer uses her story to spread awareness of the horrific crime of human trafficking and raise support for its victims. She is an advocate, educator and inspiration to all that meet her.
Mary Fischer, Executive Director
Mary works behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly and compliantly. She orchestrates, advises and manages the inner workings of our cause and is a key player in helping build the organization.
To find out more about Jennifer's story, read some of the article's written about her, or view some of the interviews she has given.
Deutche Well Interview with Jennifer
See full article →