If you’re into tattooing for a cause, allow me to gently suggest you find a way to participate in Krooked Ken’s fifth annual Tattooing to Save Babies on September 22nd. While Krooked Ken’s letter on TAM was aimed at tattooers, I think it’s important for all of us to be aware of the work that March of Dimes does and how strong an impact they have on the families of premature babies.
As parents to two premature children, the March of Dimes has been an amazing source of strength and support to our family. They continue to fund and find amazing ways to save a child that has been born too soon. Through education and awareness we can fight against babies being born prematurely and having to face life long disabilities and even infant mortality. One in every eight babies born, are born prematurely.
If you’re a tattooer and would like to donate your time and work, it’s really easy to participate. As Ken said:
Just tattoo on Sept. 22nd just like any other day and at the end of the day donate all of your proceeds by mailing your check or money order made out to the March of Dimes to: Tattooing to Save Babies
1201 Tuckahoe Ct.
Denton MD 21629
–or by using your PayPal account and send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds need to be received no later than November 1st.
Some shops like to advertise their event locally to draw customers and others just tattoo their normal appointments like any other day and forward the donation without fan fare. It is totally up to you and your shop.
If September 22nd does not work for you, any date is fine as long as the proceeds are forwarded by November 1st.
Poster provided by Dwaine Shannon of Saints and Sinners in Baltimore, MD.