Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) Partnering with Rising Tide Tattoo for a Still Not Asking For It (SNAFI) Event in Boulder County

Local Tattoo Shop Giving Proceeds of Sales of Selected Designs to Support Boulder’s Only Rape Crisis Center

Boulder, CO (May 29, 2019) –Tattoo shops around the world, as far as England, Europe & Australia, will be hosting Still Not Asking For It® (SNAFI) flash events in unison, on June 9th 2019. All proceeds from these events will be donated to local and national organizations, dedicated to prevention, recovery, and justice for sexual assault and rape recovery. Rising Tide Tattoo in Boulder is making Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), the 3rd oldest rape crisis center in the United States, their recipient this year.

Rising Tide Tattoo is just one of more than 55 tattoo shops around the world that will be contributing their time and efforts on June 9th. SNAFI was founded by Ashley Love and Jessica Pilar in 2015. Following a personal traumatic event, Love (a tattooer of 16 years) found herself baffled by the lack of sympathy in her community. The two women set out to make a statement regarding the necessity of support. SNAFI was created to gather true allies and push them forward into the light while also raising funds for the organizations which help to heal and support survivors.

SNAFI has raised over $367,000 which has been donated to local organizations in hosting cities.

The event will be June 9th from 12pm – 8pm at 3193 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301 . Walk-ins only are accepted. Designs will be released on Rising Tide Tattoo’s Instagram (RisingTideBoulder) on June 9th. Designs will also be posted at Rising Tide Tattoo. Price points for selected tattoos will be $100, $150, and $200. MESA advocates will be on site for most of the day.

Resources are available for survivors of sexual assault by calling the MESA Hotline at 303.443.7300. MESA’s hotline advocates are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

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