My sick ex tied my hands and tattooed his name on my face and chest to brand me as his property

A TEENAGE was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, who had her hands tied and had his name tattooed on her face, it has been reported.

Tayane Caldas, 18, said ex-Gabriel Henrique Alves Coelho wanted to brand her “his property” in the horrific attack.

Tayane Caldas claims she got a tattoo from her ex-boyfriend


Tayane Caldas claims she got a tattoo from her ex-boyfriendPhoto credit: CEN
Gabriel Henrique Alves Coelho was arrested


Gabriel Henrique Alves Coelho was arrested

Her ordeal began when she left her home in Taubate, southeastern Brazil, to attend a class, but Alves Coelho reportedly followed her and forced her into his car.

She said Alves Coelho, who was under a restraining order at the time, then tortured her.

“He tied both my arms and said he would tattoo my face,” Tayane told Globo.

“I cried, I begged him. I asked him not to do it because it would destroy my life and he said he would do it anyway.

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“And when I screamed, he hit me. I didn’t see the finished tattoo until later. When I looked, it wasn’t me anymore, it’s not me with this thing.

“He killed me inside, he broke up with me by branding me and saying I was his property.”

The day after the attack, Tayane returned home to her mother, who was shocked to find her bruised and with a large tattoo on one side of her face.

She went straight to the police and Alves Coelho – said to be in his 20s – was quickly arrested.

The victim’s mother, Deborah Velloso, said her daughter rarely left the house alone because she was afraid her ex would approach her.

Turns out it wasn’t the first time Alves Coelho had forcibly tattooed his name on the teenager’s body.

Tayane and Alves Coelho have known each other for six years and have been together for two years since she was 16.

The two had moved in together, but Tayane moved back into her family’s home after several violent attacks, culminating in Alves Coelho tattooing her body.

Alves Coelho claimed to police that Tayane consented to the tattoo and even showed them a video apparently showing the teenager’s consent.

His father is also under investigation after reports surfaced that he may have expelled Tayane rather than Alves Coelho himself.

Alves Coelho remains in custody while the investigation continues.

How to get help

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Keep your phone close at all times.
  • Contact charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat hotline and services like SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarize yourself with the silent solution and report abuse without speaking on the phone, instead dialing ’55’.
  • Always carry some money with you, including change for a payphone or bus ticket.
  • If you suspect your partner will attack you, try moving to a less vulnerable area of ​​the house – for example, where there is an exit and access to a phone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid spaces where you could become trapped, such as B. the bathroom, or where you could be locked in a closet or other small space.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, the SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis –

Women’s Aid offers a live chat service available weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 6pm.

You can also call the 24-hour toll-free domestic abuse hotline on 0808 2000 247. My sick ex tied my hands and tattooed his name on my face and chest to brand me as his property


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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