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P.ink Day 2016: 14 cities this October

September 12, 2016 | 9:16:50 AM

We’re happy to announce details on our upcoming P.ink Day this October — we’ll be in 14 cities across North America, including five new ones, in October 2016. 

P.ink Day 2016 Poster
[Photo: survivor Christine, midway through her P.ink Day experience in October 2015. Artist: Danny Boy Carson, Rising Tide Tattoo, Boulder. Photo: Heidi Wagner Photography.]

P.ink Day is Coming

BALTIMORE, OCTOBER 9
Artists: Halo Jankowski, Danny Bayron, Jackie Sabur, Lydia Bruno, Merv Heiner, Dan Curry, Larry Hardesty, Inky (Crystal Callahan)
Local leader: Megan Hartman
Studio: Black Lotus Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p.inkbaltimore/

BOULDER, COLORADO, OCTOBER 8
Artists: Darren Hall, Danny Boy Carson, Stevie Jean Flowers, Bill Folk, Shannon Purvis Barron
Local leader: Jillian Hart
Studio: Rising Tide Tattoo Emporium
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p.inkboulder/

DENVER, OCTOBER 7 *
Artists: Aries Rhysing, Jason Beck, Billy Crandall, Josh Wrede, Jake Diamond, Sal Tino
Local leader: Karen Richards
Studio: All Sacred Tattoo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p.inkdenverCO/

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO, OCTOBER 9 *
Artists: Melora Coyle, Justin Nordine, Seth Jordan, Aften Willcuts, Greg Heinz, Erik Campbell
Local leader: Sam Noll
Studio: Raw Canvas Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pink-Grand-Junction-1650560015261688/

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 9
Artists: Holly Feneht, Landon Morgan
Local leader: Sherri Rosenthal
Studio: The Gilded Lily
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinkDayLosAngeles2016/

MILWAUKEE, OCTOBER 28
Artists: Rachelle Krischan, Skully Khan, Jay Purdy, Sara Gray
Local leaders: Ali Ebbers, Holly Gamblin
Studio: Skully’s Jedi Tattoo Parlor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pink-Milwaukee-443699952475636/

MINNEAPOLIS, OCTOBER 9
Artists: Joe Andrews, Erin Torola, Matt Koenig, Reime Jahr, Ariel Cafarelli, Alex Gregory
Local leaders: Mari Ruddy, Kathy Ingraham
Studio: Twilight Tattoo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinktattoodaymsp

MONTREAL, OCTOBER 12, 13 *
Artists: Meaghan Goeb, Jose Marinho
Local leader: Karen Malkin-Lazarovitz
Studios: Slick Eyed Steel, Mile End Tattoo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinkdayMontreal2016/

NEW ORLEANS, OCTOBER 10 *
Artists: Friday Jones , Ed Dieringer, Scott Barbier, Chris DeAngel, Kenny Rice, Bobby Caruso.
Local leader: Friday Jones, Haley Waldner
Studios: Downtown Tattoo, Electric Ladyland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkneworleans

NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER 30
Artists: Joy Rumore, Kelly Torres, Dorothy Lyczek and Chris Wednesday
Local leaders: Azmina Karimi, Shayna Friedman
Studio: Trinity Tattoo Collective
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pink-New-York-City-690790467687150/

SAN DIEGO, OCTOBER 9
Artists: Shane Wallin, Emilie Robinson
Local leaders: Liza Tuscano, Clarione Gutierrez, Toni Wallin
Studio: Garnet Tattoo / Mastectomy Tattoo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkdaySD/

SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 11
Artist: Kristy Quinones
Local leader: Eva Laflamme
Studio: Black and Blue Tattoo

SEATTLE, OCTOBER 10 *
Artists: Krystin Jones, Vyvyn Lazonga, Vera Lugo de Eide, Andrew Farmer, Nik Flores, Alicia Quinby, Adam Fuqua, Christopher Robin, Josh Sharpe
Local leader: Krystin Jones
Studio: Stronghold Tattoo (Silverdale), Under the Needle Tattoo (Seattle), Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo (Seattle)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p.inkwashingtonstate

VANCOUVER ISLAND, OCTOBER 8
Artist: Samantha Rae
Local leader: Samantha Rae
Shop: SamRTattoo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pink-Vancouver-835697123194093

* indicates a new city: this is its first P.ink Day event.

[P.ink Day 2015, NYC]

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.

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 who have applied their expertise in healthcare, retail and travel to create this best-imaginable experience for our survivors. Now in our fourth year, more than 100 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 2014 Minneapolis]

[P.ink Day 2014 Boulder]

Get in on the action

  • Cheer our survivors, artists and volunteers all throughout October: follow #pinktattooday on 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 help@p-ink.org and we’ll connect you. Artists are by invite only.
  • Volunteer: local leaders can use your help. See above for details on connecting to a local P.ink Day. 
  • Important side note: although some locations may have public events, all ink sessions are closed to the public. 

Another way to participate

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

[The inaugural P.ink Day in 2013 at Saved Tattoo, Brooklyn]

That’s it. Follow along all October via #pinktattooday. Survivors, artists and local leaders: we look forward to seeing you this October.

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