Tattoo-a-thon for a Children’s Hospital

If only the daily news pages were filled with more positive stories like the one of Wild Bill’s Tattoo charity tattoo-a-thon that took place over the weekend. In total $15,500 in charity funds were raised by profits gained from tattooing and piercing close to 100 clients in the space of a regular business day. The Roseville, California studio, owned Bill Hill also sold merchandise and gift certificates to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital in the Sacramento region.

The best part of the story, other than the resounding success of the 10th Annual tattoo-a-thon, is that the twenty-strong team of tattoo artists and piercers volunteered 16-straight hours of their time, and donated every cent of the tips they earned. In the 10 years that Wild Bill’s Tattoo has been running this charity initiative, a combined $125,000 has been raised; a remarkable display of generosity and goodwill by all concerned.

Let this act of giving stand as a challenge to other tattoo businesses across America to step up and give back to their communities.

About Nick

Nick Hanekom aka Sputnick is a writer and photographer. He has been documenting urban arts and lifestyle trends since 2004.

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