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Tim Lehi’s Father, Rick Lee Peter’s Cancer Memorial Fund

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Donate to Rick Lee Peters and his family as he continues his fight against Cancer. Please help provide him peace of mind in his final days.

Rick Lee Peters received his Masters of Fine Arts with Honors from The University of Kansas.  But who needs a fancy piece of paper to notice the true talents of this man.  One peek at his repertoire is a clear display of a truly wonderful, creative and talented man who our Universe is preparing to take away due to Cancer.

He began his battle about a year ago and we all had hopes that he would pull thru this routine procedure.  The other side of the curtain must need some funny, bright new personalities and probably some new artwork!

As Rick prepares for a battle that his body no longer has control over, his family – his beautiful wife Jill, his son Tim and daughter Aimee, his grandchildren and a long list of loved ones and friends take comfort in being able to see and speak with Rick, and share encouraging hugs during these final days.  His good humor helps everyone ease thru an extremely heartbreaking and difficult process.

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Painting by Rick Lee Peters

Of course – with any medical battle there are costs involved.  Not only the hospital and treatment bills, but cost of living expenses, final resting costs, and the stress of being able to provide for loved ones once that fateful day has come.  One of Rick’s requests is to have a simple heart shaped headstone  -even the most modest design is worth a mint.

Rick has provided this World with laughs, smiles, love and brightness – not only thru his amazing being but thru the beauty of his artwork.  Whether you knew him in person or not – his paintings and sketches will spread a smile across your face and in your heart.

Skip the line at Starbucks and donate that $5 to someone who really matters.  No amount is too small or too big.  Every little bit helps.  Please donate and share this fundraiser with others.  

Thank you and much peace.

For donations, please visit: http://gfwd.at/1oQHJQO

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Tattoo for the Philippines

By Marisa Kakoulas

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Last week, I wrote, with a heavy heart, about how the tattoo community lost one of our own, Agit Sustento, in the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. And, as a true community, artists and collectors from around the world are joining Tattoo for the Philippines, and raising funds to be donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in the country. Find a list of participating artists here – and more are artists are welcome to be a part of it.

Elle Festin of Spiritual Journey Tattoo & Tribal Gallery (shown tattooing by hand below) offers more on the design he created for this fundraiser:

“The inspiration for the tattoo design comes from an artifact known as the Manunggul Jar. The artifact was discovered in a burial site Manunggal Cave in Lipuun Point, Quezon, Palawan. It was chosen as the inspiration for the design because the figures represent guides taking the deceased to the next life, in essence guiding the souls of those who died. The artist’s interpretation of the design is in the style of a petroglyph. This style was chosen as a nod to the indigenous cultures of the Philippines. The design also incorporates a dedication to Jonas Agit Sustento, a tattoo artist and musician from Tacloban, who perished in the typhoon along with several members of his family.”

The cost of the tattoo is $30.00 U.S. or $20.00 Euros. The costs of supplies will be borne by the tattoo artists who are also dedicating their time.

Find more info on Facebook.

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Depot Town Tattoo Toys For Tats!

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Amsterdam Tattoo Museum: Two-Year Anniversary

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From Annemarie Beers to all the ATM followers, supporters and Blue Bone Society members,

Yesterday, two years ago we opened the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum. With help from a lot friends from all over the world we managed to start a great museum and realized Henk’s dream. Opening day and night was one to remember forever! Unfortunately we had to end this in a bad way due to our “financier’s” incompetence. We were kicked out of OUR museum on Nov. 12th 2012, Henk’s collection was kidnapped in the museum. On April 1st, 2013 the museum closed its doors…

Thanks to our dear friends, followers and tattoo fans we raised enough money to pay lawyers, get the collection back and start the Pop Up store for our staff to continue in the name of the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum.

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I hope we’ll have a new museum by 2014. All of you that contributed in any possible way, THANK YOU!!! The positive part of all this was that we realized how big our loving and supporting family is! Thank you all again… ATM FOREVER!

 

 
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All Photos by: Bobby C. Alkabes

Reblogged from: tattoomuseum.wordpress.com


P.INK DAY 2013

By Marisa Kakoulas

Reblogged from: www.needlesandsins.com

P.Ink Day

In March, we wrote about the Personal Ink Project or P.INK, which is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy scars into beautiful works of art.

On October 21, 2013, that connection will be made when 10 tattoo artists will tattoo scar-coverage or nipple-replacement tattoos on 10 breast cancer survivors at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY.

You can help make this event happen by being a part of the crowd-funded project for as little as $10. There are also tons of perks for those who can give more. For $50, there’s digital swag and temp tattoos. For $500, you get an art print of one of the tattoos you helpedg fund.

And the art is guaranteed to be stellar considering the line-up:

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the P.INK team, in a small way, on this event. P.INK is a “nights-and-weekends passion project” of a handful of employees at the Boulder-based ad agency CP+B who had been affected by cancer. Their goal is to see this project expand, including more P.INK Days should this first event be a success.

If you can’t contribute, spread the word by sharing this page and using #PinkTattooDay. You can follow P.INK on Twitter and on Facebook.

Learn more about the project from the video below.


Ego Death Part 2: Just Fucking Do It!

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So it looks like the Ego Death kickstarter project will be fully funded (thanks for your shares and support)! It’s still going until Wednesday at around 12:20pm Pacific time so I am doing some last mintue promotions to try and get more funds to make the show even better. I’ve never really put on an art ‘event’ before so I figure the more money, the better the show!

I found myself strangely calm throughout the whole fund raising process. The stress didn’t set in until I hit my goal amount- ok, you got the money, now how the Hell are you going to make this thing happen? Where do you rent a bad ass coffin from, anyway? Actually, I have people helping me with this project and we did find a place to rent a coffin and Hearse among many other things. But as with anything I have never really done before, that spectre of anxiety starts to creep in: surprise, dumb ass- it’s your ego!
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Pennyroyal Studio/BJ Betts Collaboration Project

 

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Jewelry Designer And Tattoo Artist Join Forces Against AIDS

Pennyroyal Studio And BJ Betts Release Alphabet Jewelry To Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (June 24th, 2013):  Jewelry design company, Pennyroyal Studio and tattoo artist/lettering expert, BJ Betts have released a collection of handcrafted alphabet jewelry with proceeds benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).  The uni-sex collection is being released in memory of BJ’s brother who passed away due to complications from AIDS.  The designs are available to purchase from www.pennyroyalstudio.com in both sterling silver ($90) and bronze ($70).
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Fxck Cancer Fundraising Benefit at HB Tattoo

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What up y’all, for those who don’t know who I am, my name is Thomas Morgan from HB Tattoo in Southern California. As most of you already know, on November 21st the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum was taken away from all of us, doors locked forbidding access and collection taken hostage! The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum is the first museum that is totally dedicated to tattooing. It shows the world’s largest tattoo collection, collected by Henk (Hanky Panky) Schiffmacher. Fighting tooth and nail along side of Henk is his lovely wife Louise ‘The Queen’ Schiffmacher. In the midst of their year-long battle to save the Museum, Louise recently got news that she has liver cancer and needs a transplant. (Letter from Louise: http://ow.ly/gQj7f.) Now they need our support more than ever. That’s where we come in! We have recently teamed up with an Non-Profit Foundation based here in Huntington Beach, CA called “Fxck Cancer” a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Together, I think all of us in the tattoo community, along with Fxck Cancer can raise the funds needed to help out Louise, Henk and the Foundation…  (more…)


Depot Town Tattoo: Toys for Tats 2012 (VIDEO)

By Dawn Cooke This event is about donating a toy to a child in need. Every year around Christmas Depot Town Tattoo holds a toy drive. Front Street Tattoo, Mike Emmets shop in Traverse City, Michigan does the event also every year. Clients bring in a toy valued over $15 bucks and get a tattoo valued at least 50. We usually do 100-120 tattoos that day. We do this as a way to give back to the community. The toys go to Carrot Way Community Center for low income families who are struggling to get on their feet. They also go to Methodist Children’s Orphanage to kids who don’t have parents and kids who live in foster care…  (more…)


Food Tattoos For Hunger

Courtesy of Off the Map Tattoo: On November 18th, 2012 TattooNOW, along with dozens of other tattoo studios will commit their time and efforts to Food Tattoos For Hunger day. Participating artists, shops and donators will all work in partnership with Feeding America and will be doing food tattoos for donations to food banks.

Off the Map Tattoo is looking for studios to join the effort. If you are interested in joining the event, please fill out the submission form with your contact info and we will contact you

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The Bordo Bello Skateboard Art Show and Fundraiser

The Bordo Bello Skateboard Art Show and Fundraiser is gearing up for their 5th annual event and here’s your chance to be a part of it. Every fall Bordo Bello assembles artists from all over the world to contribute their designs to the medium of skateboards to benefit the AIGA, the professional association for design, and their mentorship program…  (more…)


*UPDATE* True South: Jordan Teear Relief Party

Story by Aaron (Tex) Finnin and party photos by Casey Keener: 
One month ago Jordan Teear and I were high-fiving in celebration of his first 24-hour Friday 13th super party completion. It was to kick off our long-awaited 4,000 mile summer ride from Los Angles to New York City to meet up with our buddy Oliver Peck. We spent the next 48-hours recovering from messed up sleeping schedules and wrenching the final details on our bikes before heading east. That Sunday the 15th of July the absolute worst wrench was thrown into our adrenaline plan. “We didn’t even make it to the freeway,” became Jordan’s favorite line as he chuckled and told the story of his broken legs and ankles numerous times followed by one of his token light-hearted jokes over the next three weeks… (more…)


Coastline Tattoo Seeks Grant to Support Community Art

Coastline Tattoo is involved in a co-owned gallery space called Helltown Workshop, also in Provincetown at 237 Commercial street inside Whaler’s Wharf. Kris Smith, the owner of Coastline, works with four other local artists to bring art from the community that doesn’t necessarily get shown in the other more traditional galleries that line the main strip…  (more…)


Tim Hendricks: True South Relief Fund Benefit Hosted by True Tattoo


By Tim Hendricks
Check it out everyone, True South Relief Fund will be holding a benefit on Saturday, July 28th at True Tattoo in Hollywood. Come on by and show your support for some good people who have been tragically struck on their motorbikes recently, it’ll be a good time and a good positive vibe. I’ll be there helping out with the auction and donating whatever I can. If you can’t make it out then maybe you can donate a few dollars through paypal by clicking the button underneath.

Donate at PayPal here: teearrelief@yahoo.com

Thank you so much for your support – Tim

(Please visit Tim’s blog and the True South Facebook page for more info…)

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Dean Dennis Legendary Tattooer: Donation for Medical Services

Courtesy of Dos Changos Locos Tattoo: Dean Dennis is very sick with a brain tumor. We have set up an account to help him with his medical costs. Please hit the donate button and give what you can. The funds will go to Dean and his family to help with his medical costs.


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