The Arizona tattoo parlor partly owned by Chester Bennington will host a benefit for the late LINKIN PARK singer tomorrow (Sunday, July 30).
The event will be hosted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Club Tattoo in Tempe.
During the benefit, the parlor will have a notebook for fans to write in that will be delivered to Bennington's family. Donations will also be accepted for the One More Light Fund.
Club Tattoo will be offering $60 tattoos of LINKIN PARK logos and Chester's signature all Sunday (size restrictions apply). Appointment slots are limited, so please call or e-mail to set up your time today. The shop phone number is 480-774-2582 and e-mail address is [email protected]
Club Tattoo Tempe
825 South Rural Road
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Bennington and his partners opened the first Club Tattoo in Phoenix more than two decades years ago and expanded with at least three more in Arizona. They also opened a Club Tattoo location in Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile in Las Vegas.
In a 2009 interview with Las Vegas Weekly, Chester stated about Club Tattoo: "Our goal the entire time we have been in business is to lift the stigma that tattoos and body piercing had in the past. We did that by having a sketch artist work for us and the world's best body piercer work for us. I think the fact that technique and the ink, the different types of needles we have today that weren't available thirty years ago, really open up our artists to truly do works of art and masterpieces on people's bodies. For a long time, it was uncool to have a tattoo."
He continued: "I think more people are opening their minds to a tattoo, as well as I think there is a right of passage you go through when you get pierced or tattooed. It is painful, so there is dedication and commitment, and I think people are looking for something they can hold on to and commit to even if it hurts a little bit. I think the reality is that tattoos have become better; there are better artists. You can get a replica of the Mona Lisa on your back that is going to look exactly like the real thing. The possibilities are endless, and the interaction between the artist and client is special. We try to do all of this better than anyone else. We hope to turn tattooing into a popular, more acceptable form of art."