FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Golden Heart Tattoo Collective opened its doors this weekend and helped the community.
To celebrate their opening day, co-owners Matt Bagodonuts, Jay Fernandez, and Kevin Taylor held an event on Saturday where people could receive free tattoos after donating food to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.
Before the doors opened, a line formed outside the small tattoo parlor between Hungry Robot and Frostbite Foods on the Old Steese Highway.
Potential clients carrying bundles of stuffing, turkeys, and various other canned and dry goods waited in the cold to donate their food and get a tattoo.
By the end of the evening, 90 people received free tattoos, and hundreds of pounds of food filling three vehicles were donated to the food bank.
Amanda Brennan sat down with Bagodonuts to discuss what he thought of the turnout, and the variety of donated food.
Matt Bagodonuts; Co-Owner - Golden Heart Tattoo Collective>>"It was a great turnout. Lots of people that are going to have a good Thanksgiving. And that's what it's all about. We did get some fun stuff. We got some peanut butter Captain Crunch. We got some Chef Boyardee. We got some Bisquick, a jar of tomato sauce, but there are about 8,000 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing. So, somebody's going to have a very bready Thanksgiving; starchy, a very starchy Thanksgiving."