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Help found through special tattoos at London parlor

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) -- For Tried and True Tattoo Parlor owner, Brad Mallory, his tattoo art is more of a redemption from he calls a rough past. Now, he's looking to share joy with others.

"A lot of people's families have suffered cancer," Mallory said, which is why he's started doing free cancer ribbon tattoos.

"Last week, I did 50-plus ribbons myself."

The ribbon tattoo may be free, but for many these ribbons have come at another cost.

"I felt the need to give back," said Mallory of the battle that many have faced personally or through a loved one.

However, one person stood out in Mallory's mind: Amy Abrams.

Abrams is currently in an intense battle with ovarian cancer.

"On the left ovary I had a tumor the size of a watermelon and on the right ovary I had a tumor the size of a grapefruit," she said knowing that her battle is an unfair fight.

"The statistics are not favorable," Abrams explained that ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer."

After seeing her struggle, Mallory knew what to do so now he's taking donations from the free tattoos and helping Abrams in her fight.

"I wanted to see the money that was getting donated to put a smile on Amy's face," he said.

"I was overwhelmed," reacted Abrams, but she continued to say there was healing in the ink for others, "While Brad was helping me he was also helping other people."

So far Tried and True has raised more than $700 for Abrams.

"There's nothing compared to it, honestly!" said Mallory of the help he's been blessed to give both Abrams and others.

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