Venezuelan Artists Spent A Weekend Giving Free Tattoos In Exchange For School Supplies

Fourteen tattoo artists donated their time in order to collect supplies for 500 students.

Venezuelan tattoo artists spent two days giving tattoos to hundreds of people in exchange for school supplies.

The efforts were aimed at helping poor school students in the Caracus slum of Petare. The country has been mired in an economic crisis since 2014 when oil prices plunged.

Oriana Herrera, who got a matching tree tattoo with her mother, told Reuters, "It's a really great way [to help], in a country like Venezuela, where everything is so bad and everything costs so much money, in a big area like Petare where young people want to study, well, then you can come and get a tattoo and at the same time donate school supplies so that they can [study]."

Fourteen tattoo artists donated their time in order to collect supplies for 500 students in the impoverished area.