A tattoo shop in Hopatcong, United States, has announced that it will donate 30% of its profits from February 10th-12th to a 3-year-old boy suffering from a terminal disease.
The boy, Dylan Flinchum, is unable to walk or talk since the symptoms began in March 2011. Dylan was finally diagnosed with the late-infantile metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), which causes the degeneration of white matter in the brain, in August 2011.
When news of the boy’s illness came to the attention of a co-owner of local tattoo shop Pure Ink, they decided to reach out to the boy and his family.
One of reasons why co-owner Graig Berkowitz wanted to help Dylan was because he went to the same high school as his parents.
Dylan’s parents, Michael and Melissa, even though they were not in the same year group as Berkowitz, both graduated from Hopatcong High School.
Berkowitz and Melissa knew of each other in high school, but weren’t close friends.
However, when Jim Kenny, Michael’s longtime friend, told an artist at Pure Ink about Dylan, Berkowitz reached out to the Flincham’s via email and began setting up the fundraiser entitled Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Foundation.
Hockey fans get now get hooked up with some first class ink while watching their favourite team.
Last week, NHL Franchise New York Islanders annoyed the continuation of their season long partnership with local tattoo shop Tattoo Lou’s.
The cool thing about Tattoo Lou’s shop at the Nassau Coliseum is the fact that the actual work area has been made to look like a penalty box.
The tattoo area was originally meant to be open for 10 Islanders home games, but because of its success, both sides agreed to extend the contract for the remainder of the team’s home games.
The shop, known as the Penalty Box, also provides temporary airbrushed tattoos for children, accessories and tattoo-inspired Islanders shirts and sweaters, as well as a closed-circuit TV so fans don’t miss out on the action.
Now who thinks that is absolutely awesome? Anyone think this could happen in any over sporting arenas?
Now you may remember Sarah Churman from the heartwarming hit YouTube video of the moment she hears for the very first time.
The 29-year old was born deaf but underwent a procedure that suddenly allowed her to hear earlier this year.
Soon after, Churman decided to celebrate the life-changing event by getting a new tattoo at Wooster St. Social Club.
Churman had a pin-up girl inked along her side by artist Tim Hendricks, while telling him the whole story throughout the session.
Her husband was responsible for recording and posting the video of the first time she was able to hear. During the session, Churman explains it was her husband’s mother that offered to pay for the surgery and that she didn’t think twice about cashing in her savings to help her.
To see a sneak peak of the ‘NY Ink’ session via TLC, watch the video below.
Darts star Simon Whitlock was defeated in the Semi-Finals of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championships, but this was probably a good thing for his body after revealing the unique way of celebrating each win at the Championships.
The Aussie, who is nicknamed the ‘Wizard of Oz’, will get a tattoo for every win while participating in the championships at his favourite tattoo parlour in Portsmouth.
Whitlock, who was knocked out by eventually runner up Andy Hamilton, lives opposite the tattoo parlour and was hoping to add an image of the trophy to his body if we had won the biggest tournament in the darting calendar.
If he had won the tournament, Whitlock would have had more tattoos than David Beckham.
The Wizard was playing through the pain barrier with a screw holding his broken left ankle together and was so close to being in the biggest game of his career.