Episode 97: Removing More Than an Ink Stain
Release Date September 29, 2014
David MacKay talks with tattoo artist Chris Baker about his commitment to removing tats that hold painful memories from victims of human trafficking.
In This Episode
Chris founded the non-profit arm of INK 180 in 2011 to offer the opportunity for a real second chance to the least of these, the invisible, the forgotten, the discarded. Chris provides his time, supplies and artwork, entirely free of charge to former gang members trying to get their lives back on track as well as the victims of human trafficking.
David is a rugged creative constantly listening and growing as he tells stories of God and His creation in unique and beautiful ways through sound. He grew up on the sunny isles of the Philippines where he learned to love the sounds all around him from the wind in the trees to the surf lapping against the shore. You can usually find him reading a good book, listening to indie music, tramping around art galleries, or simply drinking a cup of coffee with a friend.
Melinda appreciates observing how the complexities of culture and faith influence one another. Her core words are freedom, orderliness, twirling, beauty and connecting/seed-planting ideas. This time of year she enjoys quiet, backyard beauty and summer meals on the back porch with her husband, Dave, and dog Pippa, a long-haired Chihuahua/Min Pin – you'd love 'er!