A local tattoo shop is doing its part to support breast cancer awareness.
All this month Inkvision Tattoos offered free breast cancer ribbon tattoos to people affected by breast cancer.
Tattoo artist Kendall Vader got the idea after his aunt battled breast cancer.
“A lot of first time tattoos. A lot of older people that have never thought about getting a tattoo ever – they're getting a ribbon tattoo right on their arm where everyone can see,” said Vader. “It's pretty exciting.”
The shop received an overwhelming response. They expected about 100 people would get tattoos, but more than 200 people will now bear an indelible image of a pink ribbon.
“My mom died about 17 years ago of breast cancer. my wife's mom died of breast cancer. Anything we can do to help fight breast cancer – that's why I'm here,” said Matt Garner, who got a ribbon tattoo on his forearm.
The goal of the shop was to do as many tattoos as they could to get people talking about things like self-exams and the importance of early detection. They plan to do it again next year.