Many people have self-harm scars and worry about it. To help them, the tattoo artist Ryan Kelly started a Scars Behind Beauty project. This project helped many people. It all started when one day in February, a woman came into his parlor and told him about her battles with mental fitness and asked him to hide the scar. So, after completing it, he didn’t feel right charging her. He felt like it meant more to her than that.
Since then, word spread, and people like her started coming into his parlor weekly. Currently, about 300 persons are on the waiting list to cover up their scars.
Aoife Lovett was a woman with self-harm scars. When she was a teen, she fought depression and self-harmed. After she turned 19, she felt guilty about what she did and felt ashamed when she was around her family member. She also couldn’t find a job because of the scar. While she was finding solutions for it, she found Ryan Kelly.
Scroll down to see her scar coverup and other coverups as well. If you also struggling with self-harm or your friend, make sure to ask for help from Ryan.