Tattoo parlor offering free ink in exchange for toys

MANILA, AR (KAIT) - Posted by Jordan Howington

A local tattoo shop is offering free tats in exchange for toys for children in need.

MadLove Tattooz in Manila is reaching out to the community to collect as many toys as they can for the Manila Lion's Club toy drive.

One toy valued at $5 or more can be dropped off for a free tattoo at 315 Dewey St..

Owner Malissa McCallie said every child deserves a good Christmas.

“This year I wanted to help," McCallie said. “They need it. They need the help. The kids need the toys. I have the ability to do it so I'm giving my part to the community.”

McCallie said even if someone does not want a tattoo they can still bring a toy.

She will be collecting them until Tuesday, Dec. 22.

The Manila Lion’s Club will then distribute them to local children just in time for Christmas.