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Abbotsford tattoo studio hosts food bank fundraiser

Anchor August takes place Friday, Aug. 30, with a goal of completing 46 anchor tattoos.

Memento Mori Studios Inc. is holding its third annual Anchor August fundraiser in support of the Abbotsford Community Services Food Bank.

The studio is doing tattoos of anchors at a cost of $50 each, with all proceeds going to the food bank.

The goal is to complete 46 anchors on the day of the fundraiser – Friday, Aug. 30.

Studio director Chris Gauthier said the anchor theme began in an unusual way.

“When we first started the event in 2011, we had only been open for a few months and we were trying to think of an item that would rhyme with ‘August.’ When we realized nothing rhymes with August, we chose anchors … They’ve always been a very popular concept for tattoos,” he said.

Anyone interested in booking an anchor tattoo can do so by calling the studio at 604-852-1114.