Prison tattoos raising funds for a good cause
October 3, 2013 by Mark
A newly opened Houston body art parlor is making waves for its unique atmosphere and charitable intent.
Prison Break Tattoos opened late last month and is a prison-themed establishment in which customers can experience being locked up while they are inked up.
The tattoo parlor’s owner is also a Houston area police officer, so he has first-hand knowledge of prison interiors. Included in the institutionally-inspired décor are barbed wire, barred cells complete with cots, authentic warning signs donated from a prison supply company, and even an electric chair. Satisfied customers are welcome to pose in the chair while showing off their new body art.
Many examples can be found at the shop’s Facebook page. While the decorations may be intimidating, and the history of prison tattoos unpleasant, the owner and employees assure potential customers that the caliber of their work and the hygiene of their tools are exemplary.
A portion of the proceeds from every tattoo and body piercing is donated to the 100 Club, which is a charitable organization dedicated to assisting families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. The 100 Club aids families by helping pay debts and creating scholarships.
Prison Break Tattoos currently has a printed banner stretched across the shop front, but there are many more options available for promotion if the parlor chooses to take them. Poster and flyer printing would be a great way to spread the word about an innovative new business, particularly one with such an exciting theme.