Get inked for the Asheville Humane Society this Sunday during ‘Paws for a Cause’ benefit

For the fifth year in a row, tattoo artists at Freak & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow will be putting permanent paw-prints on people’s hearts, ankles, arms and who knows where else to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society in a nonstop tattoo marathon this Sunday, Aug. 25.

Saying the “Paws for a Cause” benefit has raised thousands of dollars in the past, studio owner and artist Tiffany LeMeaux shares, “We look forward to this event all year long. It’s always a fun day at the shop, we meet great new people and do a lot of good for the fur babies.”

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, several tattoo artists will be providing permanent ink for just $40. Individuals will be able to pick from one of four pet-centric tattoo designs — from a paw-print to a simple line drawing of a cat or dog. All of the day’s proceeds will go directly to the Asheville Humane Society.

This year, LeMeux says the local tattoo artists hope to break their record and do more than 100 tattoos in eight hours.

“We are fortunate to be artists who are supported by the community; it’s important to give back however we can.  Paws for a Cause is a very fun way to do that.”

According to its website, the Asheville Humane Society rescues, reunites, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 4,500 homeless animals each year.

The event will be held at Freaks & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow, located at 745 Haywood Road on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Caitlin Byrd can be reached at or 251-1333, ext. 140.


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