During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, tattoo lovers could visit in Smithtown to get a tattoo of the breast cancer ribbon for free as a part of “Ink for Pink.”
With "Ink for Pink," payment for the tattoo is a donation is made to Breast Cancer Help, Inc. for what the tattoo would regularly cost.
“We do ribbons and whatever you pay me for the ribbon, whatever I charge you, we donate 100 percent of that ribbon,” said Erik Desmond, owner of Horifudo Tattoo Studio, in a phone interview Wednesday.
Donations to Breast Cancer Help, Inc, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer, would be accepted throughout October.
where three artists tattooed from noon to midnight, although Desmond said artists tattooed well past that, and will host a similar event on Oct. 8. The upcoming tattoo marathon will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Good Times Tattoo Studio.
Other items for sale throughout the month include “Ink for Pink” t-shirts, wristbands, paintings, pink ribbons and more.
“These studios are helping to bring the issue of breast cancer awareness to the forefront by providing designs of the breast cancer ribbons for their customers,” said Lorraine Pace, co-president, Breast Cancer Help, Inc. in a statement. “These designs will definitely get the message across in a more prominent fashion.”