Tattooers for Japan (UPDATE)

By Craig Driscoll

The biggest earthquake to shake Japan, since records began almost 150 years ago, hit the country’s northeast coast. That and the tsunami that followed has devastated the island nation of Japan. Japanese influence on modern-day tattooing is undeniably vast. The least we can do is some tattooing in return…

Dave Allen called not long after the news hit and told me about what he, and a ton of other tattooers were doing to help out. He asked if I could pitch in, so all the guys at my shop agreed. We knew we had to do what we could, and tattooing is what we do best (just look at how poor my writing is). On the May 26th, 2011 we will be doing just that, tattooing for Japan!

Five Two Tattoo Shop will be doing small tattoos, hopefully lots of small tattoos! We’ve collaborated on Japanese inspired flash to tattoo that day. We’ll also be auctioning off six paintings (done by the guys at Five Two) and selling prints of the paintings. All proceeds will be donated to IRC [International Rescue Committee] and Peace Winds Japan. All of this will be done in the Five Two way, with plenty of food, drink and a guarantee of a great time. So please come, get tattooed, eat, drink and most of all give!

(Craig can be found at Five Two Tattoo)

If you, or your shop would like to participate, click on the banner below for more information…

Here is a list of past and present contributors to the Japan relief effort:

Participating in Archive Tattoo’s walk-in day on April 3rd.
Sugar Shack walk-in day TBA.
“Fayetteville, NC. Event date Sun 4/17/11 from 12 noon till everyone is tattooed.”
Representing Tattooers for Japan in Alberta!
Jody (Ink Addiction) and I are tattooing the last day of Saskatoon convention April 17th. 50 dollar small flash
Walk-in day TBA
April 3rd! All day walk-in craziness!
LJ Donovan and Jennifer Chartrand will be tattooing $50 Cherry Blossoms to raise money May 1st 12-8. All money raised will be going towards Doctors without Borders efforts in Japan.
The man behind organizing shops in Portland OR.!
We are honored to offer a fundraising day on Saturday April 9th from 1-7pm.Everyone is welcomed to come by TattooMania and donate to Tattooers for Japan.For each 15$+ donation,you will receive a special edition t-shirt made especially for the event.We will have some spots open for walk-ins.All donation will be given to the IRC
Sunday 3rd April, we will be opening our doors for a one off walk in day of tattooing with ALL proceeds being given to the Japanese Diaster Fund.
Online Tattoo Community
“Japan Week” feature
On March 19th, 2011, 100% of all subscription sales proceeds on Tattoodles.com will go to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief.
From now until June 1st, 2011, Waverly Color will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all of the 3 Japanese colors they sell. These colors are J. Orange, J. Red and J. Pink.
April 15-17. Come by and say Hi! I’ll be at the Tattooers for Japan booth! Whoop Whoop!
Reporting on our efforts!
30 percent of all Japanese themed tattoos will be donated! Starting March 17th!
Australia! April 16th Walk-in/Awareness Day!
Supplying disposables for some of our Walk-in Days!
Please contact Monica if you are participating, they are very interested in helping!
Rob Jobe, Cam Morris
Location: Armadillo Ink Bassingbourn
Time: ‎10:00AM Saturday, April 23rd
Walk-in day April 10th. Dustin and the dope crew from Vernon.
May 9th…..London UK
Safwan’s crew in Montreal
Sunday April 17th 11:00am-4:00pm
Jeff Gogue shirts for Japan Relief Efforts
Silk screening and design house. They helped with stickers, design and may be doing some other stuff we’re working on!
April 1st Fort Wayne IN.
Walk-ins all day!
Putting the word out in Japan about our initiative!
A whole gang of Tattooers from around Alberta in one shop!
May 1stDEADLY TATTOO 107-358 58 Ave SWTattoo Artists:James Tex – Deadly tattoo
Dave Fried – Deadly tattoo
Deano – Deadly tattoo
Dan Cameron – Deadly Tattoo
Kevin Johnson – Deadly Tattoo
Lucas Ford – Classic tattoo (red deer)
Shawn Hedley – Classic tattoo (red deer)
Jessie Beans – Classic tattoo (red deer)
Ryan Gagne – Classic tattoo (red deer)
Dylan Birkholm – Eternal Tattoo Calgary
Liegh Moore
Scotty Ford
And yet another gang of Tattooers!
May 1st in Calgary.BUSHIDO tattoo 218 17th Ave SETattoo Artists:Doug Fink
James Jacobs
Hilary Cooper
Trevor Varem
Teika Hudson
Brandon Boyko
Sam Smith
April 3rd.
All that days earnings being donated!
Regular clients…
Chad Woodley and the gang!
Eavent TBA
Event TBA
Vancouver’s Legendary tattoo shop.
Event TBA
April 22nd Walk-in!
I will be donating 10% from every tattoo I do in the month of April, and I will be doing the Tattooers for Japan Logo for free with a 50.00 donation
South of Heaven Tattoo and Body Piercing will be doing $50 cherry blossoms for the month of April with all proceeds going towards the Canadian Red Cross.
May 7th mass Walk-in Event!
Red Deer Mass Walk-in! May 15th!!!!!
$25 cherry blossoms on Monday April 18th
Kentucky!
FRIDAY MAY 6TH!
Walk-in Fundraiser.
Walk-ins may 1st-5th!
April 30 Walk In Day!
April 24-25 Walk Ins and Raffle!
Vancouver. may 14 th from 10 am til midnight.Tattoos ,art, t-shirts, gift certificates,stickers,and some really great food.
Denmark’s Finest! Hosting an event on May 8th!
May 1st Event! In PA!
April 29/May 1

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