COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) Three tattoo artists at Chris Bailey's Forever Tattoos in Copperas Cove held a nine-day tattoo fundraiser earlier this month and raised more than $23,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Photo by Tianna Jenkins
Artist Adam Beaumont has been doing tattoos for 10 years.
His wife has family south of Houston and when hurricane Harvey hit they wanted to do something to help.
"We just felt like we have to contribute something,” Beaumont said.
“We don’t have bass boats and big trucks to go down there and fish people out of the flooded areas. We have tattoo machines."
They brainstormed the idea and his coworkers Chris Bailey and Chris Martindale were all for it.
The artists created about five Texas designs that people could get for $50.
They set a goal for the nine days to make about $2,000.
The posted a video explaining the fundraiser and after about four hours it went viral.
They ended up doing about 500 tattoos and raising $23,608 for the cause.
They donated the money to J.J Watt’s YouCaring fund with hopes they made a difference in someone's life.