BILLINGS — Inspirink is turning devastation into art, with flash tattoos for animal relief in Australia.
After the Australian fires, billions of animals suffered greatly.
Whitney Donohue and April Dawn wanted to help, but they didn't quite know how.
After reaching out to other local artists, they decided they would do a charity event to raise funds for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the largest animal rescue organization in Australia.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, "was the first organization to introduce a law to protect animals," according to their website.
RSPCA has been instrumental in the relief of the wildlife in Australia after the fires that wiped out ecosystems across the deserts.
Donohue and Dawn created the event with two other artists.
Each artist did a total of 22 tattoos, for a total of 88 tattoos for the day.
The tattooing began at noon Saturday at 504 North 20th St., with a line going clear out the door of the establishment.
Community members were eager to show their support for the animals effected by the devastating fires, and to support their local artists.
Poeople got to choose from a few dozen flash art tattoos that reflected Australian animals, including koalas, snakes, flora and fauna.
Tattoo prices varied from $20-$40, depending on the detail and the size.
All four artists enjoyed performing the tattoos because they wanted to help in anyway they could, no matter how small.