Tuesday, September 15, 2015

InkAddict: We Want Your Blood!

This Friday, September 18th, InkAddict's Flagship store in Ferndale will host a blood drive. They have teamed up with some of our very favorite local companies, including Ironclad, 89x, Atwater Brewery, Dirt Fest, and 37 Studios, to bring the community together to donate a pint or two of blood.

Donating blood is one of those things that you don’t really think about until you’re in a position to need it. Statistically someone finds themselves in the need of blood every 2 seconds and only about 5% of the population is actively donating. Obviously, this needs to change. Donating blood is easy, simple, quick and safe. For years people with tattoos were told that they weren’t allowed to donate and InkAddict made it their mission to let people know that this is no longer the case. The coolest thing about donating your blood is that you won’t really miss it and it will replace itself pretty fast. But, when that blood helps save a life, you will realize how irreplaceable your donation truly is.
In true InkAddict style, this blood drive will also serve as a little celebration. They will have activities, food, and refreshments throughout the day and music in the evening. Wolfshark, Narco Debut, and The Scenery will all be playing acoustic sets starting at 7 p.m. There will be live painting and drawing from local artists from IronClad Tattoo, Lance Keller StudiosSignature TattooGypsy King Tattoos, and Tribute Tattoo Parlor. At the end of the night they will also have a silent auction to help raise money for the American Red Cross. The drive will run from Noon 'til 11 p.m. this Friday. The space is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

The InkAddict Flagship store is located at the corner of Marshall and Woodward in downtown Ferndale. We are honored to share a space with the crew and despite being scared of needles, I pledge to attend and make a donation. I am asking all of you to make a point to stop in, see the space, say hello, and donate a little bit of that life sustaining blood.


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