Tats & Body Piercing For Charity At A Night For Invisible Children

by Emily Green · September 6, 2011

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We in L.A. love to push the envelope as much as possible, so why not find a way to make getting some fresh ink and body piercings acts of charity? This was exactly what The Proper Barber Shop went for when it hosted A Night For Invisible Children last month and took up the noble cause of helping end the abduction and use of children as soldiers in east Africa.

On this special occasion, the tattoo, piercing, and barber shop teamed up with Invisible Children, an organization that uses film and social action to raise awareness and stop the use of child soldiers in a decades-old rebel war raging in Uganda and surrounding nations in east and central Africa. The shop invited friends out for pizza, copious amounts of beer, a raffle, custom shirt printing and music courtesy of DJ Mike E and Paul Tao. Oh, and of course Proper's barber, piercing and tattoo services.

Thanks to the event, you know there are some Angelenos who can point to their ink and say, "I got mine for charity. What did yours ever do?" BOOM. Did we just blow your mind a little?