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Tats for Tits: Tattoo Shop Giving Free Pink Ribbon Tattoos

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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in case you hadn't caught wind of that fact in spite of the pink football uniforms, shopping bags, coffee sleeves, etcetera. It would seem that we're saving the world one rack at a time, judging by the pale pink hue of Schnucks bags littering the sidewalks (as opposed to the rest of the year, when our litter is decidedly less pastel). 

Though the magenta will fade from our grocery stores and NFL broadcasts in a little over a week, at least one business is playing for keeps: Eternal Ink, a tattoo shop in the tiny Illinois village of Hecker (population 475, according to the 2000 census) offered free pink ribbon tattoos this week. Word got out, reports the Belleville News Democrat, and Eternal Ink has been packed all week.

"On Wednesday, more people came through here than live in town," Eric Catalano, owner of Eternal Ink, told the BND

The ribbon tattoos come in three styles, and would normally cost $30 to ink. More women than men have stepped up to be inked, Catalano says, and lines were out the door every day. Each tattoo took about five minutes.

If this gets you excited to get badass in the name of boobies (for free!), well...sorry. The last day of the free tattoo offer was Thursday. 

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Barbarasungirl
Barbarasungirl

do u know where i can get a free breast cancer tattoo in palm beach fl or ft lauderdale  because i want to get one in honer of my aunts thanks my e mail is barbara sungirl@aol.com thanks all

Ken
Ken

I lost my mother to breast cancer and would wear a pink ribbon tat with pride. I'm a guy.

R4
R4

Is a pink ribbon tattoo really something you'd want for life? Sounds dangerously like something a person could get on a whim and then regret.

pam despain
pam despain

i tried to call on thursday but got your voice message. i am very sorry that i missed your date but a friend of mine told me about your free breast cancer tats on wednesday night. I would first of all like to let you know how grateful i am for what you have done. i lost my mom March 4th and found out that i have breast cancer 5 weeks later. I have been planning on getting a breast cancer tatoo with warrior on it. i just had a surgery on my breast last friday. i would really appreciate if you could make an exception and possibly let me sneak under the wire on my tatoo. i have been really down and my kids think this would perk me up. no matter what, i admire what you have done for the cause.

thank you,Pam Despain305 South EuclidMarissa, Il 62257(618)317-4346

Phillipstrl
Phillipstrl

Are you serious?? How could you REGRET doing something like that?  I would be proud to show my support for this cause!  My has been going thru months of hell for treatment of being in stage 4 Breast Cancer!  You have NO IDEA the hell these people and their families and loved ones go thru! SO YES I would want one for LIFE and will when I get the money to do so!

Phillipstrl
Phillipstrl

My MOTHER has been going thru this treatment

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