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Haven Ink Tattoos in Minocqua hosts blood drive to correct blood donation mythSubmitted: 04/20/2018
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Haven Ink Tattoos in Minocqua hosts blood drive to correct blood donation myth
MINOCQUA - People drew designs and blood at a Minocqua tattoo parlor Friday. Owners of Haven Ink Tattoos helped clear up some tattoo myths while helping others in their community with a blood drive.
"Clients have been showing us tattoos they want while donating," said Haven Ink Tattoos co- owner and artist Megan Hunt.
A simple prick of a needle goes a long way at Haven Ink Tattoos in Minocqua.
"There are a lot of myths that exist and it goes back to old stimulations as far as donating blood," said Haven Ink Tattoos co- owner and artist Dani Bauer.
"[You can] participate in a good cause and get a tattoo after so you get two memories in a day," said blood donor Tanner Lillie. 

People get a permanent mark while making one on someone's life.
Hunt and Bauer teamed up with Talitha Uhrmann from The Community Blood Center to bring a blood bank to the shop. Everyone who donated blood got 20 percent off a tattoo.
Every person that donated blood can save three lives including the one in seven people hospitalized that will need a blood transfusion.


 "I think about the patient receiving the blood. I think they're going through so much more than what I'm going through. I can deal with a little discomfort," said Uhrmann.
The Community Blood Center says someone needs blood every two seconds in the U.S. At this shop, each stencil, poke, and drop helps save those lives.
The Community Blood Center provides 1,000 units of blood a month. It says it's the main provider for the Northwoods area.


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