From Lilies to Lions At Tats4Tails

Jenny Morris and Tats4Tails Supporters Raise R112 700.00 for Animals Awaiting Their Forever Homes!

The Cape of Good Hope Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is celebrating the monumental success of our annual Tats4Tails Tattoo-a-thon, which not only returned for the 5th consecutive year but also exceeded expectations by raising an astounding R112,700.00. The star-studded event, held from January 22nd to 28th, 2024, saw a diverse range of participants, including the surprising inclusion of a spirited 86-year-old lady, who boldly became the oldest person to be tattooed since the event’s inception.

Renowned tattoo artist Clinton Naidoo, of Primal Culture Tattoo Studio, hosted the event for the fifth consecutive year, committing to an ink-credible 125 tattoos in just 7 days to help the SPCA reach our ambitious fundraising target of R100 000.00 in aid of animals awaiting forever homes. The event drew support from an array of influential personalities, including KFM Presenter Brandon Leigh, Journalist Venecia Valentine, Tech Guru Grant Hinds and his wife, Tech & Gaming Content Creator Jessica Hinds, SA’s most loved celebrity chef Jenny Morris and DJ Gremlin. It was however, surprise participant Peggi Kensley who at 86-years-young, stole the spotlight as the oldest person ever to be tattooed at Tats4Tails.

Peggi says “I had my fifth tattoo done at Primal Culture recently, in aid of the Tats4Tails week, a gift from my daughter. It was lovely to know that it was a gift that kept giving, as I got the tattoo, and the money went to helping domestic animals”.

Celebrity Chef Jenny Morris added a flavourful twist to the event in a bid to aid fundraising efforts by committing to becoming a canvas for the cause once we raised R50 000.00. True to her word, Jenny now proudly wears her permanent mark of compassion, a beautiful tattoo of a lily, symbolising her love for her SPCA-adopted companion Tootie and her wish for a loving home for every animal in need of one.

But the greatest force behind the success of Tats4Tails is without a doubt the power of community and compassion.

Spokesperson for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Belinda Abraham says “Tats4Tails highlights the incredible impact we can make when we come together for a common cause. There’s incredible power in unity and Tats4Tails demonstrates this perfectly. Every tattoo is a pledge for the voiceless, and it sends love and care to every animal awaiting their forever home at the SPCA. We extend our sincerest thanks to event sponsors Lionel’s Choice, talented event host Clinton Naidoo of Primal Culture Tattoo Studios, celebrity guests and every single participant.  Thank you for your collective voice for animals that has become a resounding roar”.

View the gallery here to see the beautiful ink art tribute action!

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