Get inked for good cause
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19, 2019 - Get Involved

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If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo, you might want to circle March 9 on your calendar and get one for a good cause.

That’s the day Kelowna’s Jays and Arrows Tattoo Inc. will be raising money for the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, which supports women and children affected by sexual abuse, exploitation or violence.

“Women and children’s services are near and dear to me,” owner and artist Darcy Cameron said in a press release. “There was a time in my childhood when we had to call on services like Elizabeth Fry. They helped us get through a tough time, and thankfully now I’m in a position to give back.”

International Women’s Day is March 9, so Jays and Arrows will be conducting a 99 Red Balloons Tattoo Marathon. Four artists will tattoo non-stop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., putting a single red balloon on 99 people. Each tattoo will cost $99, with all of the money going to the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Donations will also be accepted from those who want to help but aren’t ready to get a tattoo.

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