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Lending a helping hand with ink.

May 3rd, 2009 by

One thing you can safely say about tattoo artists, when the chips are down they will step in to help out.

Recently in PA a local racecar driver, Cody Keller was injured and hospitalized. Enter Laura Grissinger (Office Manager), and Russ Kinslow (Tattoo Artist), of Machine Heads Tattoo Parlor, Shamokin Dam, PA. Once they heard of Cody’s injury they immediately brainstormed a 24 hour “Tattoo-a-thon” to help raise the money needed to offset his medical bills.

According to Kinslow, “The day we heard he got hurt, we wanted decided to help out. I remember Cody racing at Lil’ Greenwood Speedway and the Kellers are wonderful people.”

“I remember the support my family received when our house burned down in 1993,” Grissinger said. “I’m in a position where I can make a difference in somebody else’s life. We want to show the community we have heart as well, and that we are here to help the community in times of need.”

Machine Heads has received donations from more than a dozen local businesses as well as tattoo suppliers from as far away as Canada, and is donating 50 percent of all tattoo proceeds to the Kellers along with money collected from the raffle and food donations.

Keller, of Selinsgrove, Pa is recuperating at home from injuries he sustained in an April 18 racing accident at Selinsgrove Speedway. Keller, 18, was released from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on Monday afternoon. Cards and well wishes can reach Cody at Keller’s Auto Body, PO Box 4, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

We have brought up many cases of tattoo artists and tattoo enthusiasts helping out with the big picture here at Tattoo Blog. It’s nice to see that we also help out with individuals as well.

All the best to you Cody, and get well soon. All the best to the crew at Machine Heads as well. Thanks for showing us your heart, Guys.

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