Artists provide free tattoos to cover 9/11 survivors’ scars

NEW YORK (WCMH) — Tattoo artists are helping survivors of 9/11 cover the scars they sustained in the attacks.

A group of tattoo known as Artists 4 Israel gathered at the New York Apollo Theater to provide the tattoos for 11 survivors.

For one of the survivors, Thomas Canavan, his new tattoo is way of remembering and healing.

“As much as I can see the towers in my mind, now I can see them every day in the mirror,” he told WPIX.

Canavan was on the 47th floor of the North Tower, working for a banking institution when the plane hit.

For hours an artist worked on Caravan’s arm, covering scars.

Craig Dershjowitz, who is president of Artists 4 Israel, told WPIX that many survivors find comfort in the tattoos, and helps them to never forget. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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