Great news - Southside Tattoo is thrilled to share that GoFundMe Studios found our story and created a documentary about Shane Johnson, a man we covered tattoos for. Please take a moment to watch it below so you can see more deeply into the Random Acts of Tattoo Project. We appreciate your sharing this video and this campaign - we hope to keep raising funds so we can continue to play a part in incredible stories of transformation like Shane's. Thank you sincerely!
What started as a small gesture to help our community went world wide! Our goal was to help ex gang members in Baltimore cover their gang and racist tattoos so that they could get rid of the constant reminder of a past life.
We have gotten hundreds of inquiries about work, some near, some far. We want to help as many people as possible, but know there are costs for supplies and travel.
Our goal is to form a non profit collective of artists from all over the world and get people the services that they need for free! We have had an overwhelming request asking where donations could be made. We are truly humbled to have the ability to heal others through our art... no strings attached.
What are donations used for?
The time and materials it takes to do cover up tattoos are generously donated by each participating tattoo artist, but there are some tattoos that can't/shouldn't be covered up (facial tattoos for example), and this is where donations come in. Here's a breakdown of costs to help people in this category:
$150-$500: We partner with local tattoo removal services all over the country, and this amount pays for one session of laser tattoo removal for someone wanting a fresh start.
$100,000: This amount would pay for a laser removal machine. We'd love to buy one of our own and will continue fundraising for it!
Every penny is appreciated.
Thanks for spreading the love ♡ Sometimes people make bad choices, and sometimes people change. We, at Southside Tattoo would like to make a difference. If you, or someone you know has a tattoo that is GANG or RACIST related, and you want it covered... WE WILL COVER IT FOR FREE. No questions asked.
We believe that there is enough hate in this world and we want to make a difference. Please call the shop and set up a consultation with any of our artists. SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE ♡
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- Jennifer Federico
- Shelly Koenig-Mccully