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Tattoo shop partners with Akron Zoo for ‘Tats for Bats’ [Video]

50% of proceeds from the tattoos on Saturday will go to world bat conservation through Akron’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

AKRON, Ohio — Those who raise money for causes needs to always find creative ways to engage with potential donors. Here at the Akron Zoo, they put the “fun” in fundraising.

“We’re big on the fun names,” Jena Pugliese, co-president of Akron’s American Association of Zoo Keepers, says.

This year, the group is raising money for bat conservation in a unique way, partnering with a local tattoo and piercing shop. It’s called “Tats for Bats.”

“It’s your standard flash tattoo … that are being sold for $50, $75, or $100, so a little less than your custom tattoos,” Pugliese explained. “Fifty percent of those sales goes to bat conservation through AAZK.”

“We’ve got 13 sheets of flash art,” Wendy Wagner, owner of Kustom Culture tattoos and piercing in Tallmadge, …

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