Portland, November 15th, 2015. Wonderland Tattoos raised $5,850 in support of Audubon Society of Portland by donating an entire day of their work devoted to bird-themed tattoos. 

Customers and bird enthusiasts started lining up at 6:30 a.m. in the rain to secure their spot to get an original tattoo by one of the artists at Wonderland.

Customers and bird enthusiasts started lining up at 6:30 a.m. in the rain to secure their spot to get an original tattoo by one of the artists at Wonderland.

In preparation for the fundraiser, artists from Wonderland Tattoo came out to Audubon Society of Portland’s sanctuary to gather real-life inspiration and images of their education birds including Aristophanes the Raven, Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon, and Jack the American Kestrel.

In preparation for the fundraiser, artists from Wonderland Tattoo came out to Audubon Society of Portland’s sanctuary to gather real-life inspiration and images of their education birds including Aristophanes the Raven, Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon, and Jack the American Kestrel.

Kelly Babbitt got her tattoo in memory of her grandmother. "She was an avid birder and Audubon member, and we used to bird together. She passed away a couple of years ago, but I wanted to come today to try and get a bird tattoo in memory of her.”

Kelly Babbitt got her tattoo in memory of her grandmother. “She was an avid birder and Audubon member, and we used to bird together. She passed away a couple of years ago, but I wanted to come today to try and get a bird tattoo in memory of her.”

Staff donated their time and all proceeds to Portland Audubon.

Blake Brady, one of the first customers in line, came down from Olympia, Washington. “I like the fact that the tattoo shop and the Audubon Society of Portland came together. It’s a really cool collaboration and something unique that you’re not going to find anywhere else. I love birds. I love all different types of birds. I think these artists are definitely the ones to see if you want that type of tattoo.”

Amy Yum drove down from Seattle, leaving her home at 3:30 a.m. and arriving at 6:40 a.m. “I loved Wonderland Tattoo to begin with, but the fact that they are teaming up for a such a great and awesome event prompted us to drive down from Seattle to get here at 6:40 a.m. so we could get a tattoo and support Portland Audubon at the same time.”

Portland Audubon was on hand to talk to Wonderland customers about how they can get involved to help birds and other wildlife. You can see many of the designs online, here::

http://tinyurl.com/audubonwonderland

http://audubonportland.org

 

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