Tattoo event to benefit regional children’s hospital

February 17, 2012 by  

If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo or adding a new one, now would be a great time to take the plunge. The 11th annual ‘Tattoo-a-thon’ will be held Saturday, February 18 at Wild Bills Tattoo in Roseville for the betterment of UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.

Twenty-eight tattoo artists will volunteer 16 straight hours of their time for the event. Flyer printing about the Tattoo-a-thon could stress the fact that all proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the pediatric health care facility.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital provides top notch pediatric care for children in Northern California up to the Oregon border. The 118 bed facility treats most childhood health problems ranging from autism to urology. More than 90,000 children are seen and treated at the hospital each year.

More than 100 people were tattooed during last year’s event, which raised more than $15,000 for the hospital. Family-oriented tattoo types including portraits of children baby footprints were popular in 2011.

The Tattoo-a-thon has raised $125,000 for UC Davis since the effort was launched in 2001. The hospital has shown it’s gratitude by naming a section of its new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after Wild Bills Tattoo. The hospital also recently added a new 49-bed, state-of-the-art, 49-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Roseville residents who feel like getting inked for a great cause are invited to visit Wild Bills at 205 Vernon St., suite D on Saturday from a.m. to midnight. More info about the tattoo event is available at or by calling (916) 783-9090.