Tattoos for Autism Awareness 2015
We Rock for Autism held their first Tattoos for Autism Awareness event at Cool Cat Tattoo in Oakland Park, FL on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.
Legendary tattoo artist, Bobby Badfellow, spearheaded the event and designed some Autism Inspired, Halloween Themed tattoos for the event. Fellow Cool Cat artists, Meghan and Todd were on hand to ink some folks as well. Meghan also designed some of her own Halloween and Autism themed pieces for the event.
Several South Florida tattoo lovers showed up to show their support and get some ink. There was a steady stream of ink lovers and even a few there getting their very first tattoo.
Tattoos ranged from pre-designed autism awareness tats, Halloween tats and some that combined both themes. There were also some custom designs that were drawn up on the spot, based on some customer ideas.
Many of the tattoos were done in honor of family members or friends. Pat Wilson got her very first tattoo in honor of her grandson Tyler. She was a little nervous, but she handled it like a champ. Some of the tattoos incorporated both autism awareness and music, which fit right in with We Rock for Autism.
All in all the event was a success.
“It’s about spreading awareness and celebrating our loved ones”, said Chris Wilson, President of We Rock for Autism. “The funds raised will help us support local kids with music therapy, but the primary focus of this event was giving people the chance to permanently show their support and provide great conversation pieces that will focus on autism awareness.”
Based on the turnout, Bobby hinted to the fact that this type of thing might happen more often. Cool Cat Tattoo has become a great supporter of causes and it seems as if We Rock for Autism and Cool Cat Tattoo have formed a viable partnership that will last for years to come.
As of now, it looks like the two will be shooting for another Tattoos for Autism Awareness day sometime in April of 2016. “Seeing as how April is Autism Awareness Month, it sure seems to be the perfect time,” says Bobby Badfellow, Cool Cat Tattoo Artist. “We will design some traditional autism awareness style tattoos and help some more supporters get some cool ink.”
For more information on Cool Cat Tattoo, visit: http://coolcattattoo.co