OMAHA, Sky (KMTV) – There are many reasons why people get tattoos.
Some tattoos are for self-expression and some are for sending a message.
“I understand that the hanger symbolizes abortion, but more importantly, it is the tattoo of choice. You choose to get a tattoo just as you should have your own reproductive rights. You have to choose to do whatever you want with your body,” said Jonna McCreery.
Jonna McCreary is a tattoo artist and co-owner of Liquid Courage tattoo parlor in Omaha.
McCreary, like the thousands of women who took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling, decided to turn her anger into action.
“I walked in here and Martin, who is doing tattoos today, asked what are you doing today? Well, I tattoo people. I said you’d save me some time by putting a coat hanger on me because I’m so angry about what’s going on right now.
Liquid Tattoo held a women’s right-of-choice flash day on Tuesday.
People can walk in and ask for one of the hangers, and all tattoo proceeds will go to the National Abortion Network.
The tattoos themselves were simple but carried an unmistakable message, anger would remain until women were allowed to choose what to do with their bodies.
“This is not about mercy or beauty, but about rage. When we look at these tattoos, I want you to remember this. I want you to remember that this is normal and you have every right to be angry about what is happening in the world,” McCreary said.