Owner, Tattoo Removal Specialist, Abolitionist
At Miami Tattoo Co we remove, for FREE, the tattoo brands that have been put on survivors of the horror of sex trafficking. Their captors have tattoos put on them that signify that they belong to them. We help them by removing these horrible marks off of their bodies so that they can move on and live a better life. A lot of these survivors were taken, kidnapped, lied to and then forced into prostitution.
Amor Sierra is an Anti-Trafficking Advocate, Active member of the South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force and the Miami Dade County Human Trafficking Coalition, an Ambassador of Hope with Shared Hope International, and an active volunteer in nearly a dozen anti-trafficking organizations in South Florida and a trained Survivor Mentor.
She has assisted local anti-trafficking organizations with the training of over 200 volunteers on human trafficking awareness in her community. She is on the Board of Directors for DeliverFund, DeliverFund is a nonprofit, private intelligence organization whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking. She co-hosts a talk radio show on Life:FM 90.9FM that reaches thousands of listeners in South Florida on a weekly basis. The show specifically focuses on raising awareness and helping with prevention of human trafficking as well as offering information on training to help equip the community.
She worked in the corporate world for 22 years. In 2008, she left her home in Miami, Florida to climb the corporate ladder in Texas for a number of years. Through an unwavering work ethic, determination, and business savvy, she continued to rise and was very successful. However, she felt a calling on her life to do something more with her life, something more than just making more money or getting that next promotion. She was called to do something that mattered and could make a difference in the world. In 2012, Amor decided to listen to that call. Without a plan, she left behind her thriving success and came home to Miami to dive full time into figuring what this calling was. It wasn’t long after that she became aware of the horrors of human trafficking through a conference she heard a message from Christine Caine of the A21 Campaign. She got involved in helping raise awareness that this was a domestic issue and was happening in the United States. This was actually happening in her hometown of Miami. Then in March of 2013, a news story aired in Miami. A 13-year old girl had been rescued. What affected her most was finding out that the trafficker had forced a tattoo of his name on her eyelids. She was gripped and immediately began to research and found out about victim’s being branded with tattoos by their perpetrators. She was stirred to action. She soon connected with Chris Baker of Ink 180 – a pioneering organization that removes or covers up the tattoos used for branding victims of sex trafficking. Instantly Amor felt that this was the area that she was called to work in. Not knowing much about tattoos nor the industry, a month and a half later in May of 2013 she opened the doors of Miami Tattoo Company, with the specific purpose of working with survivors of human trafficking who have been branded. Today, Miami Tattoo Co. not only works with human trafficking survivors, but the studio also helps cutting survivors, breast cancer survivors, and former gang members in whatever manner they can use their tattoo skills to help. The Miami Tattoo Company is well known for our great art but we are now known for the work we are doing to help in the community. Just recently we took part in helping expand new legislation that will help raise awareness about the issues of human trafficking as well as help victims.
She is on the Board of Directors of DeliverFund
DeliverFund is a nonprofit, private intelligence organization whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking. We do this by combining uniquely trained personnel with the best technology to provide reliable, actionable and verifiable intelligence on human trafficking activity to law enforcement agents. DeliverFund provides equipment, training, and advisement to law enforcement agents so they can decrease their time and resources required to arrest human traffickers.
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Erasing the Past – News Story on Channel 7 News
I had the honor of meeting Rebecca Bender in 2016 when I heard her speak at a Shared Hope International Summit. I immediately connected to her. She is someone that I greatly admire and who inspires me more and more to do what I do every day and never give up.
Please watch this video as she talks about ‘branding’, which is what caused me to open up Miami Tattoo Company in an effort to help survivors remove or cover up these brands. Please watch this video…
Rebecca Bender is more than just a survivor of domestic Sex Trafficking. She is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and Survivor Leader in the movement to eradicate modern-day slavery.
Her testimony of redemption, escaping a life of sex trafficking, can be read in her first book Roadmap to Redemption, which has helped hundreds of victims find hope.
Finishing her master’s degree in Christian Thought, Rebecca is now a licensed Minister and mother of four children. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their family.
(Video by Benny Migliorino)