Rites of Passage
The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain
VICE follows the orchestrators behind the Brutal Black Project, the tattoo collective where mandalas go to die and pain is prioritized over aesthetics.
Unbranded: Sex Trafficking Tattoo Removal
In the world of sex trafficking, pimps often brand women with tattoos as marks of ownership. VICE meets with one survivor of sex slavery who has broken free and is now is getting her tattoos removed with the help of a cosmetic clinic.