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Tattoo Artists Use Their Trade to Stand with Standing Rock

Tattoo Artists Use Their Trade to Stand with Standing Rock

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Artists around the country are tattooing people, with the proceeds going to the people of Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

The Standing Rock Indian Reservation has become quite a controversial area in North Dakota. The people of Standing Rock are currently mired in a battle with the government to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is said to threaten the reservation's water supply. 

A woman getting a tattoo to show her support for the people of Standing Rock. #StandingRock #Activism #Support #NativeAmericans #Protest #ProtestTattoos

The Parlour Hair & Ink tattoo shop in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, is giving people symbolic tattoos to show their support for the people of Standing Rock, with a portion of the proceeds going to Standing Rock. Other tattoo artists around the country are being encouraged to give people symbolic tattoos and donate the proceeds to charity to support the Indian Reservation, which could be severely damaged with the completion of the Dakota Pipeline.

The Standing Rock protest tattoo. (via IG - the_electric_temple) #StandingRock #Activism #Support #NativeAmericans #Protest #ProtestTattoos

Luckily, The Parlour isn't the only tattoo shop offering this deal, as many tattoo shops are participating in donating to the cause. Plus, tons of people have already gotten the tattoo to show they stand in solidarity with the people who will be affected in during the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Many people have already gotten Standing Rock support tattoos. (via IG - hollsballs1) #StandingRock #Activism #Support #NativeAmericans #Protest #ProtestTattoos
Many people have already gotten Standing Rock support tattoos. (via IG - hollsballs1) #StandingRock #Activism #Support #NativeAmericans #Protest #ProtestTattoos

Look for more of these support-style tattoos to pop up in the coming weeks, as the pipeline protest is set to only get more heated in the future. Standing Rock is an area of serious contention, and it doesn't seem like the conflict is going to be resolved any time soon.


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