Tattoo parlor helps young woman's mission to beat cancer


by WHAS11

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 7:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It’s not your typical fundraiser, but it is one that will leave a lasting mark.

A longtime Louisville business is pitching in and helping a young woman in her mission to beat cancer.

“It's a beautiful thing to sit here and watch the love that walks in that door,” Jerry Steinberg of Meghan’s Mountain said.

The employee's of Tattoo Charlie’s Tattoo shop are donating their time and their pay to Meghan's Mountain.

It's a cancer foundation started by Meghan Steinberg who was fighting Leukemia. The goal is to make life more comfortable for those living with cancer and getting cancer treatments.

“The money doesn't go for research, it has to go directly and touch cancer victims or family,” Steinberg said.

Customers are coming in for cancer ribbon tattoos. People who may not have gotten a tattoo before are now ready to make the commitment and pledge to fight cancer.

“In many ways people do different things to show their affection and this is wonderful.  It's tremendous because they are doing something for themselves but their contribution is helping other people,” Steinberg said.

“Pretty much everybody has somebody that's been touched by cancer and this is a really nice way for them to give back,” Buddy Wheeler, owner of Tattoo Charlie’s said.

Mom's like Michelle Abernathy came in for a cancer ribbon tattoo, her son has leukemia.

“It can just be something that I everyday look at and remember where we came from and where we are going,” Abernathy said.

Both locations of Tattoo Charlie’s will be open till midnight doing cancer ribbon tattoos.