Cities Announced for P.ink Day 2018
September 1, 2018 | 3:56:04 PM
We’re proud to announce six years of P.ink Days this October. That’s six straight years of survivors reclaiming the mirror after a mastectomy, one tattoo at a time, with the help of many amazing artists and volunteers.
Let’s get to the details for 2018: 14 cities this year across North America, with a few changes: Cleveland and Niagara (Fort Erie) are joining us for the very first time. Redlands, California has shifted to Colton. Many cities will be leveling-up from one hosting one to multiple events, with multiple locations. Finally, we’ve completely revamped our signup process.
We’re also proud to welcome Karen Richards as Executive Director — she’s leading the way for us now after first being inked as a survivor in Boulder and then taking on local leader and regional leader roles over the years in Colorado. She is talented and she is unstoppable. Welcome and thank you Karen!
We’ve come a long way since our first P.ink Day in Brooklyn 2013. P.ink’s network has helped 325+ survivors and previvors move on with ink, and thanks to you, mastectomy tattoos have become much more than a global phenomenon — they’re now an accessible option for millions of survivors. One that hadn’t existed before. And options are power.
If you’ve been a part of this movement, thank you for your power. If you’d like to get involved with P.ink Day in the future, read on.
P.ink Day Los Angeles 2017 at The Gilded Lily
P.ink Day 2018 Cities
Dates, local leaders, studios and artists to come shortly.
BOULDER, COLORADO (fifth year)
CALGARY (third year)
CLEVELAND (first year)
COLTON, CALIFORNIA (fourth year)
DENVER (third year)
LOS ANGELES (fifth year)
MINNEAPOLIS (fifth year)
MONTREAL (third year)
NEW ORLEANS (third year)
NIAGARA / FORT ERIE (first year)
PORTLAND, OREGON (second year)
SAN DIEGO (fourth year)
GREATER SEATTLE / WASHINGTON STATE (third year)
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC (fifth year)
P.ink Day San Diego 2016, Garnet Tattoo
What is P.ink Day?
Most breast cancer survivors are told they have two options after a mastectomy: reconstruction or no reconstruction. We believe survivors deserve a third option that most aren’t familiar with: tattoos, for scar coverage, scar adornment or nipple replacement. One way we at P.ink make this option accessible is by mobilizing local communities via P.ink Day: a private, annual, curated experience in which local volunteers connect survivors with experienced artists, who donate their time and provide a complimentary tattoo.
P.ink Day NYC 2016, Trinity Tattoo Collective
More than a tattoo.
P.ink Day (pronounced “pea-ink day”) is more than a tattoo. It’s an expression of love. We focus on the survivor’s experience in every moment, start to finish. P.ink Day was launched in 2013 by a team of service designers and other creatives who have applied their expertise in healthcare, retail and travel to create this best-imaginable experience for our survivors. Now in our sixth year, more than 200 survivors in 20+ cities have benefited from this experience, activated by dedicated local leaders and these select artists. All goods, services and time are donated.
P.ink Day NYC 2015, Trinity Tattoo Collective
Five easy ways to get involved.
- Cheer our survivors, artists and volunteers all throughout October: follow #pinktattooday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Bring P.ink Day to your city: all future local leaders must first volunteer at an existing P.ink Day. Contact a local leader P.ink Day Facebook group (listed above) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you. Artists are by invite only.
- Volunteer: local leaders may need your help. See above for details on connecting to a local P.ink Day.
- If you think a mastectomy tattoo is for you, we encourage you to contact any of the artists above, or browse our directory of artists at Pinterest.
- Shop our styles: our online shop is at pink.threadless.com. All proceeds help pay for mastectomy tattoos via the P.ink Fund.
P.ink Day Minneapolis 2014, Twilight Tattoo
Another way to participate: give.
We believe healthcare can do more. In addition to creating P.ink Day, We’ve also launched the P.ink Fund, in which we pay top tattoo artists around North America for their best work the other 364 days of the year. Consider making a donation to the P.ink Fund at http://p-ink.org/give.
That’s it. Follow along all October via #pinktattooday. Survivors, artists and local leaders: we look forward to seeing you all month long.
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