Highlighting the good-hearted events of last year, thirty-three tattoo artists from 11 different tattoo studios, one body piercer and one lash artist managed to produce RM44,060 during a fundraising event to raise funds for 600 families impacted by the pandemic.
Alvin Chong, tattoo artist and leader of the initiative, poured out his concerns about the underprivileged families located in the Red Zone that are badly impacted by this unprecedented year because of the pandemic.
Unlike their previous charity drives – raising funds for Palu earthquake victims in Indonesia, and Orang Asli at Kampung Pos Tenau, their event could not be held at the central location. Instead, it was held at each of the participating tattoo studios in December 2020 while following strict SOPs.
“Only three persons at a time are allowed to enter each location, and only persons getting tattoos are allowed to be in the studio’s tattoo room by appointment only.”
They also included an online booking option for those who were worried about overcrowding. Customers could select the designs and make their purchases beforehand and attend their appointment at a later date when the situation is safer for everyone.
Tattoo flashes are designs drawn by tattoo artists, usually displayed on the walls of their studios or in a folder for clients to peruse and get an idea of the types of tattoos they can do.
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Through the help of Selangor State Legislative Assemblywoman for Subang Jaya, Michelle Ng, they were able to get the food provisions to the families, who were difficult to reach because of MCO restrictions.
Food packs comprised of commodity items such as rice, oil, instant noodles, biscuits, Milo, and other necessities, amounting to a total cost of RM80 each.
One of the residents of Angsana Apartments in Subang Jaya, Suhaimi Daud, who was a recipient of the food aid expresses his gratitude towards the kind-hearted group.
“On behalf of the residents, I’d like to express our thanks to Alvin and all who are involved in distributing food packs. Thank you so much for helping our residents who have run out of food supplies.”
This was also the fourth consecutive year that Alvin has organised a charity tattoo flash event and he hopes to continue this annual charity effort as a way to “spread love and to show our care to those who really need it.”
Be sure to get yourself inked at their next charity event!