A gaggle of tattoo artists will probably be holding a Fundraising Flashday (#covid19charityflash2020) on Dec 20 to assist underprivileged households impacted by the pandemic.
Thirty-three artists from 11 tattoo studios, together with one piercer (for physique piercings) and one lash artist (for lash extensions) will probably be taking part within the charity flash occasion, which will probably be occurring concurrently at these studios: Studio Artwork of Alvin, Specs Physique Artwork, Haiyuan Tattoo Studio, Apohapoh, Con Ele, Electrical Goals Collective, Pitts Tattoo Penang, Dr Ink Tattoo Studio, Gimmick Tattoo, Blackcat Tattoo Studio and Kong Tattoo from 12pm to 7pm on Sunday.
That is the fourth consecutive 12 months that Malaysian tattoo artist Alvin Chong has organised the annual charity tattoo flash day, which advantages a unique charity annually. From 2017 to 2019, the beneficiaries are Dignity for Youngsters Basis in Kuala Lumpur, Palu Earthquake victims in Indonesia, and the Orang Asli at Kampung Pos Tenau, Perak.
Based on Chong, this has been an unprecedented 12 months due to the pandemic, and lots of underprivileged households are actually badly impacted.
“This 12 months, we’ve extra artists becoming a member of forces to assist increase funds for these underprivileged households whose technique of livelihood has been affected by the pandemic and 100% of the proceeds will go in direction of shopping for meals and different requirements for these households, ” says Chong.
“To make sure the security of the shoppers and tattoo artists, as an alternative of finding the occasion at a central location, we’re finding it at every taking part tattoo studio, ” he says.
“Consistent with the SOP necessities, solely three individuals at a time are allowed to enter every location to pick out and buy the tattoo flashes, piercings or eyelash extensions. And, solely the individuals getting a tattoo are allowed to be within the studio’s tattoo room and it’s by appointment solely.
“Among the studios are additionally holding the occasion on-line for purchasers to pick out and buy the designs after which make an appointment for the tattooing at a later date, ” he provides.
Chong says that the workforce of artists already practise strict requirements of hygiene even earlier than the pandemic and through this time, they’re following the required SOPs to guard the well being and security of their prospects.
“Tattoo flashes have been round for a very long time, and they’re designs drawn by tattoo artists, normally displayed on the partitions of their studios to offer shoppers an thought of the forms of tattoos that they will do, ” explains Chong.
“However they’ve develop into a development for the youthful artists to create designs for most people and tattoo collectors. It’s cheaper and reasonably priced for individuals who are getting their first tattoo as properly, ” he says, including that he was impressed to make use of this idea to create extra fascinating designs which can be reasonably priced for tattoo fanatics whereas serving to the much less lucky.
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