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About Us

Our Story

VETERAN INK is a digital hub devoted to supporting and telling the stories behind Veteran tattoos. Founded in 2016 by a father of a USMC Veteran, seeking to make a difference in the lives of other Veterans suffering from mental health issues after serving their country.

Since its inception, the organization has grown to be a community of over 175,000 Veterans. Above all, we are committed to creating videos to help Veterans nationwide, even if it’s one Veteran at a time.

  • During my interview, I felt at ease because of the people that were around me. It felt good to tell my story about my tattoos and, at the same time, sad because of the memories that follow them, but overall it was good to talk about it. The team was great at understanding and being patient with me. Thank you Veteran Ink
    Joshua Lopez, USMC Veteran
    Joshua Lopez, USMC Veteran
  • I'm happy Vet Ink gave me the platform to be able to share my story with other vets going through the same thing. The past isn't always easy to talk about and discuss. It was cool being about to talk about my own expression through the art on my body.
    Brandon Stevens, USMC Veteran
    Brandon Stevens, USMC Veteran
Forrest Lang Veteran Tattoos

Our Mission

VETERAN INK is a non-profit organization with a community of over 175,000 Veterans. We are dedicated to spreading awareness of Veterans’ mental health struggles by sharing the stories behind their military experiences and service-related tattoos. For many Veterans, especially those who are struggling with service-connected disabilities or mental health conditions, getting tattooed is a form of escapism. Tattoos help individuals share their stories without ever having to tell them. That’s why we believe behind every Veteran tattoo is a story aching to be told.

Where The Proceeds Go
VETERAN INK offers a place for veterans to tell their stories and truly be heard. By donating to VETERAN INK, you not only help us continue to build our community and create a space for open dialogue regarding mental health issues, but also you help us achieve our mission of providing a platform for veterans and their family members to exchange life-changing stories of their time during and after service.


Vet to Vet Tattoos

We arrange and fund Veteran to Veteran tattoo sessions, which serve as a mental release for Veterans suffering from mental illnesses.


Video Production

A portion of the proceeds goes to renting video equipment and a photo studio to create more videos that share Veterans’ stories.



VETERAN INK provides and maintains a close-knit community where veterans can exchange advice and stories of their time in the service.

Every Donation Make A Difference

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