Tattoo shop offers services to help fight breast cancer

In honor of Día Internacional de la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama today, professional tattoo artists at Sailor’s Grave Tattoo in Heredia will donate their time providing tattoos for both men and women in order to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The artists will tattoo a small pink breast cancer ribbon on patrons for a 5,000 colons donation. The tattoos are normally 30,000 colons.

The pink ribbon is a universal icon of struggle and hope to eliminate the breast cancer.

All funds collected will be delivered to the Fundación Nacional de Solidaridad contra el Cáncer de Mama. According to the foundation, more than 300 women died this year in Costa Rica as a result of breast cancer.

The operating costs as well as clinical supplements required to perform a professional tattoo will be paid for by the tattoo parlor.

Tattooing will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the studio located in Heredia 200 meters west of the main entrance to Universidad Nacional.

Maria Luisa Avila, former minister of health and infection specialist, will participate as an observer of the campaign to ensure that all health standards are met, a release said.

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