Farmers brand their cattle. Traffickers brand their property.

Common tattoos are barcodes or the initials of the trafficker or pimp. Of course, not all women who have a barcode tattooed are victims of human trafficking. There is a lot more it needs to identity a women who is held against her will. But the tattoo can be a start.

That is why the Brazos County Health Department hosted an event for local tattoo artists to inform them about what warning signs to look out for. They got advised to look out for certain tattoos known by the law department are common in the area.

If you want to know, how to look out for women who might be held in captivity, you can contact your local law department and ask for the tattoos common in your area.