Our family wants to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our children on Feb 15th at Flying Panther Tattoo. The fundraising event was a huge success – in 1 day we tattooed over 50 folks, shared our message of hope with families who drove in from all over the state and raised over 12 thousand dollars for the Realm of Caring, CA. Our new friend Lynn Johnson from National Geographic also showed up to help us spread awareness – keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming issue this spring on kids and cannabis.
We are incredibly blessed to have the support of our favorite family and friends within the international tattoo community. Sending so much love to you Micah Caudle, Fip Buchanan, Mike Martin, Susan Kidder, Aidan Monahan, Chris Smith, Lord Mykil Zep, Dominic Vasquez, Jackie Dunn Smith, Brian Lynch, Dan Pryor, Thomas Fernandez, Paul Dobleman and Austin Maples (best bartenders ever), Kiki Platas, Stan Corona, Jon Mordin, Frank Chavez, Thor, Serge, and Ben Grillo.
Love also to our friends who donated their time and talents from Carley Cakes, Heartworks Coffee Bar, SD Taco Company, My Love and Confection, Pedicures by Tess, Erin Rivera Merriman from Active Culture Family, Sharna Langlais from the Brilliance Oneness Collective, our local chiropractic hero Dr Steve Tullius, Flawless Finish, Lyz Montoy at Lustre Hair Salon, Middle of Beyond, Bluxom Salon, Silversmith Danielle Cobb, Mary Joy Scott and Jen Lee from Tattoo City, Silversmith Allysia Brooke, Adam Hathorn, Cheryl Kaos, James Haught, and Keet D’Arms from Southern Star Tattoo.
AND THE BIGGEST THANKS EVER goes out to The Roots Factory for EVERYTHING they ALWAYS do for us. And HUGE hugs to our lovely shop helping sisters Anna and Lisa Martin, without whom the day would not have been possible. And extra special gratitude goes to Anahuac for always joining with us around the sacredness of this medicine.
WE LOVE YOU ALL. Especially Ray and all the Mirzabegians behind the Realm of Caring, CA. You saved our son’s life.
Rob and Allison Benavides