From mom tats to tramp stamps and everything in between, as long as your vision takes up no more than two square inches of skin space, the price is $50. All proceeds from the event will be donated to MOYA. Tips go to the artists for their work, and tattoo artists work on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Skins game: Jeremy Mastine of the Museum of Young Art has proposed an unusual way to raise funds to support the children’s gallery. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTO
Jeremy Mastine, MOYA associate director, anticipates the event will be a huge success. He said that many people contacted him to express enthusiasm. “There is a great interest,” noted Mastine, who added that they are considering carrying the fund-raiser over to another day and giving “rain checks” to people who cannot get their tattoo done on the day of the event. “I am excited because so many people are excited.”
The event’s organizer and the manager at Tymeless Tattoo, Ashleigh Greene, agreed. “There has already been an overwhelming response. People are excited,” she said. Greene had been looking to help raise money that would benefit the MOYA because of her interest in promoting art of all forms including body art. “I thought, tattoos are popular right now. It would be a good moneymaker for the museum.”
MOYA, located at 1 Lincoln Center, offers children the opportunity to look at artwork, play, and create artwork of their own. Since the museum’s opening last year, it continues to host art shows for local school districts and other children’s art organizations. These shows allow children to experience a “real art show” where people get dressed up, enjoy refreshments and look at art.
The museum recently launched a Web site, themoya.org, and plans to host weekly projects in which children can come in and try different forms of art such as paint or clay in the near future. The fund-raiser at Tymeless Tattoo supports such projects.
“It’s a great thing,” said Greene. “Anything we can do to promote children’s art because they will be our artists someday.”
Added Mastine: “It’s a cool concept. I don’t think anyone else has done something like it. It gives everyone a story to tell.”
For more information, call the museum at 424-7800 or Tymeless Tattoo at 635-5481.