KOTA KINABALU: Tattoo enthusiasts will have an opportunity to show their community care by helping to raise funds for single mothers and those in need at the upcoming Second Kinabalu Tattoo Convention.
The three-day tattoo convention, jointly organised by the Sabah Tattoo Association and Billion Movie Production Sdn Bhd, will start at the Sports Complex in Likas today.
In a statement yesterday, the organising committee said its members had unanimously decided to donate 10 per cent of all ticket sales to the Kota Kinabalu Single Mothers Association and charity bodies in Sabah.
“As part of social responsibility and public welfare drive, the organising committee is expressing its supports and encouragement to local single mothers and the community.
“The organising committee also encourages individuals or groups to raise funds for charities in various forms,” it said, adding that those interested could visit Kinabalu Tattoo Convention facebook page.
During the tragic earthquake in June 2015, members of the Sabah Tattoo Association had organised a fund-raising activity, where they contributed their tattooing talent and successfully raised RM6,700 cash in just a few days.
They handed over the fund to the Mount Kinabalu Guides Association to show their support and care for the families of mountain guides who were killed during the earthquake.
Some tattoo artists, including China Tattoo Association deputy chairman Lin ZhiHua, famous China tattooist Yang Zhuo and Guinness World Record holder for the most checker tattoos Matt Gone, are expected to showcase their skills during the upcoming tattoo convention