'Inked for the Kids' event raises $4,700 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

FLINT, MI--For the second year running, two local tattoo and piercing artists offered their services to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Jeremy "Woody" Wood of Custom Ink & Steel and Joe Lash of Electric Chair Tattoos provided the tattoos at their own expense for what has become the second annual "Inked for the Kids" event. The two donated their work — charging customers just $25 per tattoo, which went to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Both locations had "enormous lines" beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, organizers said. The event lasted until after midnight and brought in $4,700 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We so appreciate the efforts of Woody, Joe, and their entire staff of talented artist who put many hours in to make this event a huge success," said Taffy Jones, director of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters. "The positive impact they provided will assist our agency in sustaining our mission of providing professionally supported one-to-one mentoring to Genesee County Youth."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County has been in the area for 73 years. 
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