3rd Annual SNAFI Fundraising Event
2023 marks our 3rd and best year yet of participating in SNAFI! We wanted to change things up a bit to specifically help our local LGBTQIA2S+ community. So this year, we partnered with an incredible non-profit organization, Bradley Angle, and donated to their Marsha’s Folx Program.
As a woman-owned and run shop, Anatomy Tattoo is especially proud and steadfast in supporting the SNAFI cause (Still Not Asking For It). “SNAFI’s purpose is to work towards awareness, prevention, and recovery from sexual assault and rape, and to create and embrace a supportive and healing community in an industry that has been quiet for too long. Any tattoo shop around the world that opts in may participate in the event, which in turn creates an even stronger network of support for those who need our support the most. 100% of the proceeds go to organizations that aid in the healing and justice of survivors.” (www.stillnotaskingforit.gives/)
The annual tattoo flash fundraiser event was started in 2015 by Ashley Love and partner Jessica Fisher. Bringing together allies and taking definitive action by fundraising is what it’s all about; SNAFI is also signaling to the local community that we are here, we genuinely care about their safety, and we will not tolerate abusers/bigots.
With June being Pride month, we focused our donations towards helping the LGBTQIA2S+ community rather than exploiting the month as a marketing scheme like so many other businesses in June. We need new allies more than ever before as gay and trans people’s rights are at risk in the constantly shifting political environment. The best way to change our world is to BE the change, and we are hellbent on making this a better place for everyone to live. No one deserves abuse or violence, and the tattooing industry will not stand by complacently for it to manifest. “Bradley Angle is one of the few domestic violence agencies in Oregon that has a program tailored to the needs of LGBTQIA2S+ survivors. They are a space welcoming of all genders, sexualities, identities, relationships, and experiences. Bradley Angle understands that everyone’s journey and needs are unique and complex. They are deeply committed to honoring those diverse experiences and offer a range of services for LGBTQIA2S+ survivors. These include:
- Individual Advocacy: Resource referrals, information about legal procedures, and safe housing options
- Safety Planning: Individualized plan for safety and security
- Basic Needs: Access to essentials such as food, clothing, and toiletries
- Support Groups: Facilitated sessions explore long-term effects of abuse and tools for self-empowerment”
n addition to the tattoo flash, we also offered a raffle featuring local businesses’ goods/wares. There was 1 free ticket with a tattoo and additional tickets sold for $5 each. Thank you for the generous raffle donations:
- Seagrape Apothecary
- People’s Food Co-op
- Fifty Licks Ice Cream
- Mikiko Mochi Donuts
- Take Pride Barbershop
- The Angry Florist
- The Make & Mary
- Multnomah Whiskey Library
- Migration Brewing
- Freeland Spirits
At the end of the day, between tattooing and raffle funds, we managed to raise an amazing $7,000 for Bradley Angle’s Marsha’s Folks Program! Thanks to the incredible show of community support, we even surpassed our previous year’s record. We absolutely could not have done it without all of you!
We as a studio
We are a proud, female-owned tattoo shop with some of the most incredible and versatile artists here in NE Portland. This is a safe space for anyone and everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.
We pride ourselves on helping people reclaim their bodies by providing some of the best tattoos in town. Whether you have a detailed sketch or just a faint idea of what your next (or first) tattoo may be, we work tirelessly to make sure you end up with the art and the artist you desire.
Our clientele’s comfort and consent is the utmost important matter in our shop. We’ve adopted the Clients Bill of Rights to make sure each and every person who steps foot in our facility is comfortable and has full autonomy over their bodies. We believe every shop should practice these policies when providing a service that will be with you forever. Whether you’re getting tattooed by us or not, you have rights and should always feel safe.
Here is the Client Bill of Rights that we have adopted in our shop. We believe these policies are your birthright. You have consent over your body. Your voice matters.
Clients Bill of Rights
- The right to a clean and comfortable environment that follows best practices for health and safety.
- The right to equal treatment and service regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, or health status
- The right to respectful communication, including the right to be addressed by your preferred name and correct pronouns, and the right to be in an environment free of hate speech or verbal harassment.
- The right to an artist technically and stylistically suited to your tattoo request, or a reference to someone who is.
- The right to ask clarifying questions about the tattoo process and technical decisions that go into a design or placement limitation, and to have them answered with patience and respect.
- The right to be asked for approval as to your final design, and regarding changes your artist may consider during your tattoo session.
- The right to be asked for consent about physical contact and touch needed to perform your tattoo, including the adjustment or removal of clothing.
- The right to request and be provided with provisions toward your personal privacy and comfort to the best ability of the artist and shop.
- The right to have your accessibility needs met to the extent that the shop and artist are able to provide them or a referral to a shop or artist who can best meet those needs.
- The right to confidentiality around personal and private information, including the right to be asked for consent before photos of you are taken or posted.
- The right to self-advocacy: to speak up and be heard if anything during your session or in regards to your overall shop experience does not feel right.
Written and Researched By Joy Payne