Arien Pauls, 27, a human trafficking victim, is getting a tattoo removed that marked her as property, thanks to a new project started by United Way Fresno and Madera Counties. Pauls, who lives in Fresno, hopes the tattoo removal will help her continue to move forward. Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com
Arien Pauls, 27, a human trafficking victim, is getting a tattoo removed that marked her as property, thanks to a new project started by United Way Fresno and Madera Counties. Pauls, who lives in Fresno, hopes the tattoo removal will help her continue to move forward. Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com

Carmen George

New Fresno project removes tattoos that branded women as property

April 04, 2016 11:48 AM

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