Confronting Brazil’s Gang Violence With …

In this episode of Under the Ink, VICE meets Tucka, a local tattoo artist in Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas.

Favelas are slums or shanty towns within or around Brazil’s cities. Despite being neglected by the government, favelas have maintained self-sustainability. However, this also breeds organized crime, creating a dangerous environment for its residents.

Tucka has become a key figure within her community through covering up gang-related tattoos and scars. VICE follows her to explore the beauty within one of Brazil’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Click here to subscribe to VICE:

About VICE:
The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don’t even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE.

Connect with VICE:
Check out our full video catalog:
Videos, daily editorial and more:
More videos from the VICE network:
Click here to get the best of VICE daily:
Like VICE on Facebook:
Follow VICE on Twitter:
Follow us on Instagram:

The VICE YouTube Network:
VICE News:
VICE Sports:

Share This Page