Summerside tattoo shop working for charity on Star Wars Day

It’s the one day of the year when fans can celebrate Disney’s (formerly George Lucas’) hugely popular film franchise together and greet each other with a jaunty “May the 4th be with you.”

To celebrate, Summerside tattoo parlour Artist’s Ink. is setting the whole day aside to do only Star Wars-themed tattoos, and is donating all the proceeds to Summerside youth club, Generation XX.

They thought it would be a fun way to celebrate Star Wars Day and give a little something back to the community, said Aron Scott, one of the resident artists.

“We’ve all tattooed Star Wars stuff – done some pretty big pieces over the years actually. Half sleeves, stuff like that. I think there’s enough draw there that we’ll be full that day,” said Scott.

The idea came from the parlour’s owner, Cary Baker, he added.

“He’s a huge Star Wars fan, as you can tell by the décor,” said Scott, gesturing around the store’s new location at 6 Queen Street.

The studio is full of Star Wars and other science fiction and fantasy memorabilia, complete with a life-size stormtrooper in one corner, shelves of action figures and walls covered in comic book art.

Anyone looking to contribute to the cause and get a tattoo can stop by Artists Ink from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 4. They are not taking appointments, though they will set up a queue as customers walk in.

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