Tattoo Fundraiser To Benefit Puerto Rican Hurricane Victims

April 23, 2018 07:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A year ago, we presented Misty Chastain with an ABC6 "Pay It Forward" award for providing free tattoos to veterans who are struggling here at home.

Today, she's again using her talents ... this time, to help a family still reeling in the wake of a hurricane.


"I want it to be more than just the tattoos. we really care about people" Corpus Opus Tattoo’s Misty Chastain said.

"We're raising funds for a family in need in Puerto Rico” the tattoo parlor’s Brooks added. “It's a great family, they have suffered a lot. Basically, the eye of the hurricane went over their house, the second hurricane.”

Daniel and Edna Dumas are both veterans.

“Through the Wounded Warrior project I met both of them and they help other veterans in Puerto Rico," Brooks told us.

“They are a very humble family, they don't really talk about what they went through, they don't put it out there that we suffered, and I feel really drawn to helping people like that" tattoo artist Misty Chastain said.

"We're offering a select number of designs that we have pre-drawn."

The fundraiser comes in the form of a minimum donation.

“And all the proceeds, 100 percent, go to that family," Misty Chastain said.

“I did it intentionally because of the fundraiser," said Jordan Reimann, who was one of the first in line to help.

“A good tattoo for a decent price and it's also got  some meaning because it helps people out."

So is it possible to make the world a better place, one tattoo at a time?

“I think so," Misty Chastain said.

"I think in this case, with what we're doing trying to help raise money to help a family I think it gets a little bit better” Brooks added.

The fundraiser goes on until 10 pm Tuesday at Corpus Opus Tattoo in downtown Austin.


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