Queer Irish tattoo artists to hold flash tattooing event in aid of TENI

Jamie and Ciaran will be tattooing all day in Pierced on Camden Street with all proceeds and donations going towards TENI

Queer Irish tattoo artists to hold flash sale in aid of TENI

Queer Irish tattoo artists Jamie and Ciaran are having a tattoo flash sale in aid of the Trans Equality Network Ireland (TENI).

The flash sale will take place Thursday, June 27 at Pierced, 63 Camden Street in Dublin 2. All tattoos will cost 50 euro and all proceeds will be donated to TENI and additional donations would be very much appreciated. 

TENI seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families. Their vision is an Ireland where trans people are understood, accepted and respected, and can participate fully in all aspects of Irish society.

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Got to tattoo my favorite undies @nastypig in this "daddy nature" design, happily take more queer designs! And more like this! Done @theinkfactory @pierced.ie discounts on all designs like this for pride month! (fills an awkward gap at the back of the arm, so wraps)

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There will be food, voucher giveaways and drag special guests!

Ciaran has previously held a flash sale in aid of Galway’s Teach Solais. The centre which provides a vital lifeline to the LGBT+ community in the West is run by AMACH! LGBT Galway. The centre provides vital services including peer support groups, the Galway branch of the LGBT Helpline, free HIV testing by AIDS West and countless social and wellbeing events.

Part of Ciaran’s Galway event was to break down the stigma around those who are HIV Positive getting tattooed. Speaking to GCN he said, “Just like any other customer it’s fine, but many people still don’t know that.” It’s great to see that queer artists are continuing to support amazing causes like Teach Solais and TENI so you can get inked and support the community at the same time.

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If you are interested in getting a tattoo from either of these amazing artists you should arrive early at Pierced as the tattoos will be done on a first come first served basis. With proceeds from the tattoos and all donations going towards and TENI, it’s the perfect time to get your Pride tattoo.

You can check out Jamie’s work on Instagram @jammydrawings and Jamie’s @happy4never.

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