Members of the band Lamb of God will join local tattoo artist, Amy Black, at a fundraiser for a new charity fund that will help women pay for nipple re-pigmentation tattoo procedures after undergoing mastectomies. The event will be held at the popular Mekong restaurant and will feature auctioned items as well as rare beers to commemorate the event aimed at supporting the new charity fund.
Members of the band Lamb of God will attend an inaugural fund raiser later this week for the Pink Ink Fund, a fund created to help provide financial assistance to breast cancer survivors hoping to have reconstructive tattooed nipple re-pigmentation.
Amy Black, a Richmond-based tattoo artist who provides the nipple re-pigmentation service at her studio, Trademark Tattoo, created the fund to help women pay for the cost of the service, which is not always covered by medical insurance. In a blog post on her website, Black said that “…donations will be directly applied to the hourly rate I would normally charge along with the necessary administrative fees taken by Paypal and the banks.”
Randy Blythe, Chris Adler, and Willie Adler of Lamb of God, the most internationally successful metal band based in Richmond, will join Black at Mekong in a fund raiser that will include the auction of band items such as signed musical equipment used by Lamb of God members, Hourglass 3 CD anthology that includes 18 rare or never-before-heard songs, among other items.
In addition, other auctioned items will include a $100 gift certificate to Trademark Tattoo, as well as another $100 gift certificate to Mekong.
In addition to the auctioned items, Warren Haskell from Kelsick’s Speciality Market in Gloucester, VA has donated rare beers specifically for the event, including Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, North Coast Old Stock, Stone Double Bastard, among others.
This fundraising event runs from 7pm-11pm, Thursday, October 6th at Mekong Restaurant, 6004 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220. There will be no admission charge; donations are both accepted and appreciated.
photo by Erica Cassella