Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:06 AM by Bernie Riggs - KPAX News
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 9:26 AM
MISSOULA- October may almost be over, but it's still National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a few more days and a couple of local tattoo parlors are getting in on the action.
American Made Tattoo and Blaque Owl Tattoo joined forces Sunday to raise money for the cause, marking the third year that tattoo artists from the two shops have donated their time and proceeds to a breast-cancer-related charity.
Patrons could get a pink ribbon tattoo or other breast-cancer-related image on Sunday for a minimum donation of $20, and this year the proceeds go to Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a local organization that provides support for women dealing with the disease.
"It's a lot of fun. We always get a good turnout. Hopefully we raise a lot of money. I was really excited to find out about Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the support they provide and it's a local charity. They do a lot of good, so I'm glad that we're able to help them out," said Corey Grace a tattoo artist at American Made.
Grace says his mother has dealt with breast cancer for a number of years, making the event near and dear to him.
The artists raised roughly $1,000 this year.