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

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Get ready: A tattoo artist prepares to ink a lady boxer at a fund-raiser for Planned Parenthood in Greenpoint on Wednesday.
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New girl: Remy Rodriguez went under the needle for the first time at the event — getting a permanent imprint of Tank Girl on her arm.
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Resisting: Elena Woughter got the word “choice” on her leg.
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Inked: Matt Seigl got a lady boxer tat.
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Lady love: People lined up around the block to get one of the girl-power tattoos — and organizers had to turn many away.

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
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Feminists don't need a man in their life but they do need the paternalistic government to pay for things for them.
Feb. 9, 2017, 1:35 pm
Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Rufus thinks the government has a gender? lol
Feb. 9, 2017, 3:27 pm
Joe from Greenpoint says:
I know far more people who regret tattoos than get them.

Let me pay to be disfigured. Maybe if I donate enough, they will gouge my eyes out for me.
Feb. 9, 2017, 5:25 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Joe, you don't think a colored scar is attractive?
Feb. 9, 2017, 5:49 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Although I do support Planned Parenthood, I won't be getting a tattoo for this and that's mainly because I don't want one to begin with.
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:06 pm
Willow from Park Slope says:
I think it's clever, but how are these lesbians supposed to understand what needing an abortion feels like? It's like, they're getting the tattoos to try and be like something, but it's just cultural appropriation. Nice idea though.
Feb. 11, 2017, 11:01 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
tats are the lowest of the low - nothing says knuckle dragger like a tattoo.
Feb. 11, 2017, 11:27 am
Non-booji from Greenpoint says:
This is so stupid. Seriously, think about it for a second, all politics aside. This is stupid.
Feb. 11, 2017, 11:27 am
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Women pay thousands to have a perfect complexion, then carve a colored cartoon in their hide.
Feb. 11, 2017, 11:56 am
James from Bensonhurst says:
Text NGINEER to 22333

A local NYC middle school has won best APP concept in Verizon APP challenge. We are currently in 2nd place behind a small school near green bay. These children worked so hard. Many have never been on vacation to Florida. the grand prize is a trip to Florida to a conference to meet with experts from MIT to help develope their app idea. The school will also get $15,000 in needed science and tech gear.

you won't be spammed

Spread the message to family and friends and help these deserving inner city children

Thanks again
Feb. 11, 2017, 12:07 pm
Helene from Cobble Hill says:
If you want it to work, then you need to put an ugly tattoo on your Pooter. Then men won't hump you and you don't need to abortion.
Feb. 12, 2017, 3:44 pm

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