Most people take a great deal of time to choose their tattoos. It’s a very serious decision to permanently mark your body.
The Alex’s Youth Health Centre regularly sees youth who are trying to get their lives on track, but are dealing with a tattoo that makes that difficult. Some youth are given tattoos against their will, and often they are gang-related or violent in nature.
Local tattoo parlour Human Kanvas has teamed up with The Alex to raise funds for the expensive process of removing or covering up the tattoos, which would give the youth a fresh start.
The event is happening on July 13th at Human Kanvas’ Calgary and Airdrie locations. There will be an opportunity to get tattoos and piercings, a silent auction and a raffle, with the event beginning at 10 AM.