Mariska Gets Tattooed

For some, a tattoo is just a surface adornment. For Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order: SVU and Safe Horizon Board Member, it serves as a means for spreading awareness about a cause for which she cares deeply.

Hargitay donned a temporary tattoo as part of Safe Horizon’s spring 2007 public awareness campaign, which is educating millions about the impact of domestic violence and abuse on women, children and especially teens.

The tattoo is a graphic treatment of the words, “NO DISRESPECT.” Being disrespected by a partner is a sign that a relationship may be abusive.

“Wearing this tattoo will help raise awareness by starting conversations about the signs of domestic violence and abuse, especially the less obvious ones.”

- Mariska Hargitay 

Get your tattoo to raise awareness… join Mariska. Complete the form below to receive your Awareness-Raising Tool Kit:

  • a tattoo
  • domestic violence and abuse tip cards so that you can inform yourself
  • hotline cards to give to those seeking help

(Note: this campaign is no longer active. Visit for more ways to get involved with Safe Horizon, our NYC partner organization.)

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