Welcome Tattoo is excited to announce its upcoming event about the history of traditional tattoo flash. The History of Tattoo Flash by CW Eldridge from the Tattoo Archive will be held at Welcome Tattoo, 316 West Greer Street, Suite B, on July 18, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Perfectly Imperfect Pups (PIPs) Animal Rescue, a rescue focusing on dogs with medical and special needs.

North Carolina native CW Eldridge is the founder of the Tattoo Archive and started tattooing in the mid-1970s with Ed Hardy at the original Tattoo City. Eldridge currently lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and spends much of his free time searching for more historical tattoo material. He still runs the Tattoo Archive in downtown Winston Salem. The Tattoo Archive is a working shop offering custom tattooing. His articles have appeared in many U.S. and overseas publications, including National Tattoo Association, Skin & Ink Magazine, Tattoo Master Magazine, Tattoo Artist Magazine, and Tattoo International.

The mission of the Tattoo Archive is to promote the history of tattooing through research and education. A wealth of information is available to the casual visitor and academic alike. Requests for access to materials and information available for research should be made in writing. It is also home to an online store selling tattoo collectibles worldwide, BookMistress' tattoo books, and the Paul Rogers Tattoo Research Center (PRTRC), a nonprofit corporation with the primary goal of preserving tattoo history.

Tickets are now available for The History of Traditional Tattoo Flash by CW Eldridge. Tickets cost $15, and masks are required to attend the event. The PIPs Meet and Greet will begin at 5 p.m., and a presentation on the history of tattoo flash will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact info@welcometattoo.com or call (919) 808-8606.

About PIPS - Perfectly Imperfect Pups (PIPs) animal rescue aims to build a community of dog rescue ninjas, saving the lives of at-risk dogs. Pips' primary focus is on dogs with medical and special needs. They call these dogs "PIP-abled," which means perfectly imperfect. A dog that may need a wheelchair is missing a limb, deaf, blind, or in need of some extra love and care is their niche.

About Welcome Tattoo - If you are looking for your first tattoo or adding to your collection, Welcome Tattoo focuses on clean and original tattoos spanning various styles. Our artists aim to interpret your ideas into a quality tattoo, executed with a high level of precision. Offering flash, custom tattoos, and walk-in tattoos every Saturday, Welcome Tattoo is Durham's finest tattoo shop.