Every week, it seems like this administration is determined to defund Planned Parenthood — it was a key component of the House’s failed American Health Care Act; the Senate, with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, voted to allow states to withhold federal family planning funds from the clinic; and newly confirmed Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch has repeatedly sided against reproductive rights and access to birth control.
From 12pm-8pm, Red Rocket will be accepting walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a wide array of pre-drawn designs for clients to choose from, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit PPNYC. Although Planned Parenthood itself has been flooded with donations the last few months, few are going specifically to local clinics. So unlike other fundraisers, this one will be directly affecting the local community. Tattoos will be available in a range of prices (starting at the $100 minimum), sizes, and subjects so that there’s something for everyone.
“[The tattoo industry] is full of uninsured artists who have to deal with blood on a day-to-day basis,” says Red Rocket’s very own Adam Guy Hays. Planned Parenthood is one of the few healthcare providers that will treat patients without insurance. “We support Planned Parenthood because they provide care for people no matter their background, appearance, or situation.”