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‘Tis the Season For Giving

December 6th, 2008 by

I have written quite a few posts in the past month or so about the many ways tattoo artists the world over are using their skills and clientele to raise money and/or awareness for a plethora of charities. I’m happy to say the list of charitable tattooists keeps growing.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that there are thousands of parents and caregivers in the United States alone that need help at Christmas time to make their kids’ Christmases special. Businesses and organizations country-wide hold drives in support of the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, where people can donate new toys to go under the trees of the country’s needy kids.

Ron Moede, among others, is doing his part too. His shop, Amador Ink Tattoo at Lake Camanche, California, is holding its own toy drive for the charity but Moede has decided to take it one step further by offering extra incentive to the community’s donators.

“I realized kids want bigger toys, like bikes, Big Wheels and RCs,” Moede told the local press. “So, I’ve arranged it that when a client comes in with a bike and the receipt, I’ll give them double the amount on the receipt in tattoos. In essence, they get six months’ tattooing. And the kids get great toys.”

Amador Ink will be accepting donated toys from now until December 19th, and everyone is encouraged to join in the spirit of giving – tattooed folk and otherwise – to ensure that every child has a happy holiday.

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