Free tat­toos given in ex­change for do­na­tions

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A tat­too shop raised money for the Florida high school where 17 peo­ple died in a mass shoot­ing by of­fer­ing free tat­toos in ex­change for do­na­tions. Shop owner Chris Blin­ston said he and other artists be­gan work­ing ex­tra hours at No Hard Feel­ings shortly af­ter the Feb. 14 shoot­ing in nearby Park­land. On Sun­day, they planned to do at least 350 free tat­toos with a goal of rais­ing $10,000 to sup­port vic­tims. De­signs in­cluded “MSD Strong” and “Never Again.” Blin­ston tells the Sun Sen­tinel that artists do­nated their time for the event. One of those get­ting a tat­too was 38-year-old Steven Porter, who grad­u­ated from Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in 1998. His tat­too was the school’s mas­cot with the words “al­ways an ea­gle” un­der­neath. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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