You’ve heard the expression, “Give ’til it hurts,” and in the case of the second annual “Tattoos For the Cure” event coming up at Ink’d Chronicles in Pomona, the old adage is no sheer metaphor. But fun wordplay aside, this benefit is ultra serious about raiding money for the breast cancer cause. Those who participate will really show they’re down for the cause as artists will be on hand from noon to midnight to tattoo pink breast cancer awareness ribbons and other designs as well as piercings as part of this fund-raiser. The event is the brainchild of Ink’d Chronicles owner Terry Dipple, whose fiancé was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. As a show of support, Dipple received a ribbon tattoo as well as his daughter, who is a piercer at Ink’d. Now you can do the same. The minimum tax-deductible donation is $80, depending on the size and detail of the tattoo, and piercings are $35. All proceeds will go to the Breast Health Program at the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, and Dipple’s aim is to surpass what they raised last year, $4,000. The live music and art show from 7:30-11PM is free and the good deeds being done here are priceless. If every tattoo has a story, the ones here will be about the lives touched by cancer—and those who survived it.
The Second Annual “Tattoos For the Cure” at Ink’d Chronicles, 264 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 622-5351; www.inkdchronicles.com, www.myspace.com/inkdchronicles. Sat, Oct. 10. From noon-midnight.