Omaha Artist Donates Tattoo Proceeds to Abortion Rights Organizations


OMAHA, Neb (KMTV) — There are lots of reasons people get tattoos.

Some tattoos are about self-expression and some are about sending a message.

“I realize the coat hanger represents something about abortion, but it is, more importantly, a tattoo of choice. You choose to get tattooed as you should choose to have your own reproductive rights. You should choose to be able to do whatever you want with your body,” Johnna McCreary said.

Johnna McCreary is a tattoo artist and co-owner of Liquid Courage tattoo shop in Omaha.

McCreary, like the thousands of women who took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court ruling, decided she would turn her anger into action

“I walked in here and Martin, who is doing the tattoos today, I said what are you doing today? Well, I tattoo people. I said you’re gonna buy me some time because you’re gonna put a hanger on me because I’m so mad at what’s going on right now,”

On Tuesday, Liquid Tattoo held a flash day on women’s right to choose.

People could walk in and request one of the hangers and all proceeds from the tattoos would go to the National Abortion Network fund.

The tattoos themselves were simple but carried an unmistakable message, the anger will remain until women are allowed to choose what to do with their bodies.

“It’s not about cuteness or beauty, it’s about rage. When we look at these tattoos, I want you to remember. I want you to remember that everything is fine and that you have every right to be mad at what’s going on in the world,” McCreary said.

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