Although I am now have my freedom back, my time as prisoner, as someone’s property, still haunts me everyday. That’s why I am grateful to Share Network for the support that they gave me through their Branded Free project. Share Network gave me the chance to leave my past behind by letting my tattoo that branded me be covered up by the talented tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher. I am forever thankful for Henk and his creative insight that gave what seemed like an impossible branding tattoo a solution, because let me tell you it was not easy to do this. Therefore, I will always be very thankful for Henk and Share Network, specifically Branded Free, for helping me complete my wish to truly and completely get my life back. Thanks to Branded Free and Henk Schiffmacher, I can now comfortably go swimming again, wear pants that don’t reach my ankles, and so many more things that I cannot convey in a few words.
Even if it is a small symbol, the cover-up freed my physical self from a time in my life that I would like to leave behind.
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