hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.
synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill-treatment, mistreatment,abuse, ill-usage, discrimination, tyranny;
"victims of religious persecution"
harassment, hounding, intimidation, bullying
I named the shop Persecuted Tattoo to raise awareness of people around the world who are experiencing persecution for what they believe, what color they are, or where they come from. Everywhere we read and hear the negative opinions of one to another all the while not recognizing that we are all humans of the same genetic composition.
So after receiving recent news of another shop asking me to stop using my name, I felt compelled to go through with the name change.
Still the same artists and still the same owner and even better tattoos.
Thank you and God bless.