TATTOOS & SCARS HOSTS ‘TATS FOR TATAS’ BREAST CANCER BENEFIT

Tattoos & Scars, 512 Greene St., will host Tats for TaTas, a breast cancer awareness fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. In addition to raffles and a silent auction, 100% of all sales will benefit WomanKind, the nonprofit women’s health center. CONTRIBUTED

Maria Gonzalez and Casey Vinall  wanted to do something to give back to the community. Vinall has owned Tattoos & Scars, 512 Greene St., for 10 years and Gonzalez has worked there for four years.

“So we decided to do Tats for TaTas on Oct. 12 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Gonzalez said. 

From 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 100% of all sales will be donated to WomanKind women’s health center to help local residents pay for mammograms.

“In addition to the donation of sales, we’re going to have a great silent auction, raffles, a ‘motorboating’ booth for charity, and an ice luge in the shape of boobs for shots,” Gonzalez said, adding that the Key West Burlesque dancers will be on hand to perform. “Someone else is going to be selling pasties, which will be just in time for Fantasy Fest. And there’s another really cool surprise we have planned.”

Everyone has been so generous, donating raffle prizes and other items, Gonzalez said.

“It’s been amazing to see people come together, and it feels even better that the money we raise will help our own neighbors right here in Key West.”

For more information, visit Tats for TaTas on Facebook and head down to Greene Street on Oct. 12.

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