Artists everywhere are offering donations, hosting events, and raising awareness about the tragedy in Ukraine. There are lots of opportunities to deliver aid through charities and creative events.
First, see the many ways artists are offering a helping hand below. Additionally, learn how you can offer your own support if you’re able.
HOW ARTISTS ARE HELPING
LEVGEN KNYSH’S TATTOO WORKSHOP VIDEO
New York-based tattoo artist Levgen Knysh is using his platform to take action. Speaking to his many followers and other tattooers, Levgen is collecting money to support Ukraine with a tattoo workshop video. For $50 submitted through Paypal, you can watch Levgen Knysh create a skull tattoo from stencil to completion. Fans of Levgen’s color realism tattoos will want to hop on this opportunity. Further, all proceeds will go directly to Ukraine relief.
TRUDY LINES’S TATTOO CHARITY AUCTION FOR UKRAINE
Another artist from the Big Apple, Trudy Lines from Bang Bang Tattoo raised $17,000 dollars for aid to Ukraine. Known for her delicate works of realism, Trudy auctioned off a full-day tattooing session to her highest bidder. Consequently, every cent of the $17,000 she raised went directly to UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency). This international organization is devoted to saving lives. Learn more about what the UNHCR does here.
PETER OAKMUND MADSEN’S “HELP UKRAINE” VIKING T-SHIRT
UK-based and ornamental tattooer Peter Oakmund is known for putting powerful Viking symbols in his body art. So, to aid Ukraine, he’s designed a one-of-a-kind “Help Ukraine” Viking T-shirt. This custom Tee features the Ukrainian coat of arms. All revenue he collects from the T-shirt goes directly to humanitarian aid for Ukraine. So, grab yours today and read the full shirt description for insights into the design.
There are lots of opportunities to raise money for Ukraine relief. Moreover, the possibilities are creative and wide-reaching. Here are a few ways you can raise money and awareness:
- Promote custom artwork on social media and sell it.
- Host a themed flash tattoo event.
- Follow in Trudy Lines’s footsteps and auction off a large-scale piece.
- Have a lot of followers? Encourage others to donate using your social media platforms.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
When it comes to relief in the Ukraine, every little bit helps.
For example, you can donate to see Levgen Knysh’s tutorial or check out Peter Oakmund’s Viking T-Shirt. Additionally, you can donate directly to any of the following organizations providing humanitarian relief:
PLACES YOU CAN DONATE
- United for Ukraine (United Way)
- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
- United Help Ukraine
- Red Cross Ukraine
In light of the turmoil in Ukraine, here are some additional resources. Firstly, for information about legal support for people seeking asylum, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Association for Legal Intervention may be able to provide assistance.
Secondly, you can learn about the Temporary Protection Directive, a recent initiative to protect Ukrainians who have fled to other countries. Learn about protections and US immigration here.
We’re heartened to see tattoo artists’ efforts to provide relief around the globe. Additionally, we strongly encourage everyone to use these resources to educate themselves. Get inspired to take action!
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