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These Kentucky artists are ridding the world of hate, one tattoo at a time

But during the past year, many people have also decided to abandon symbols of hate by reaching out to two tattoo artists in Kentucky.

Today, King estimates they’ve received several hundred inquiries from far beyond Kentucky.

“It’s every part of the country that’s contacted me — from New York to California. Literally. And people internationally,” King said. “Ireland, Canada, Korea. … I even had a girl call me from South Africa.”

Their ‘Cover the Hate’ campaign was inspired by the racial justice protests that swept the globe last May after the killing of George Floyd.

“Seeing people risking their lives for the Black Lives Matter movement on TV, that moved me greatly,” King said.

“It was pretty much the only way to use what I can do to help,” Swift said. “I’m pretty small town, so — just trying to do my part.”

Covering a tattoo can take several hours, but the two men have since covered a few dozen — and they have no plans to stop.

Kevin, whose last name is withheld out of concerns for…