You wouldn't think a tattoo shop and autism have much in common, but Tuesday they did. Atlas Tattoos in Idaho Falls is donating 100 percent of all proceeds to classes that are geared toward autism at School Districts 91 and 93. SummerJoy stoped by to check out.
Their goal is to do 100 tattoos. The cost of a tattoo ranges from 20 to 60 dollars depending on the size. The money will go towards equipment or classroom supplies that the teacher and students need.
Each tattoo is special because they are all based off these local students' favorite color, object, or character. The co-owner said that everyone in one way or another is affected by autism. His goal is to help bring awareness about autism and to help provide the tools necessary to keep these kids going at their best.
"The U.S. is built upon mom and pop buisnesses and small buisnesses, and it's them and our customers that keep us going. Why not help support, why not help everyone else, so take a step forward and look into what you need to do to help out local buisnesses so that we can help local people," said Quentin Killian, the Co-owner of Atlas Tattoos."
Atlas Tattoos has plans to start doing this fundraiser every year with the help of other artists in the area.