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She’s all tat: Feminists get inked to support Planned Parenthood in Greenpoint - Brooklyn Paper

She’s all tat: Feminists get inked to support Planned Parenthood in Greenpoint

Get ready: A tattoo artist prepares to ink a lady boxer at a fund-raiser for Planned Parenthood in Greenpoint on Wednesday.
Photo by Jordan Rathkopf

They’re wearing their politics on their sleeves!

Dozens lined up around the block to get feminist tattoos in support of Planned Parenthood at a fund-raiser in Greenpoint on Wednesday, ponying up $40 per print to pad the coffers of the reproductive health organization that President Trump has said he’ll defund.

“Getting a tattoo is a permanent reminder of what we’re fighting for,” said Elena Woughter, who travelled all the way from the outer borough of Manhattan to get the word “Choice” inscribed on her leg at the “Tattoo to Protect Your Parts” event at art space Magick City.

Ladies and lads alike showed up for their chance to score one of 30 girl-power-themed designs — including the Wonder Woman logo, Frida Kahlo, and the phrase “Dead men don’t catcall” — from professional skin artists.

The event was so popular that organizers had to turn people away after filling their schedules, according to Woughter.

Some attendees even braved the needle for the first time — but it was worth it to support Planned Parenthood, said one tattoo virgin.

“It was for a great cause, and I felt lucky that I was able to be a part of it,” said Remy Rodriguez, who got the cartoon character Tank Girl on her arm.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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