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Sioux City Business Joins Toys for Tots


(SIOUX CITY, IA) - A new business stepped up this year to sponsor Toys for Tots, along with our sister station KPTH Fox 44. It's a partner you might not expect.

It's not often you hear the buzz of a fresh tattoo against the backdrop of a Christmas carol.

"We were just looking at a way to kind of contribute back to the community. It doesn't seem like that's been a real big thing among tattoo shops and we wanted to be able to help some of the kids that need toys this year," said Living Art Tattoo owner Andy Bagshaw. He's owned the custom tattoo shop for four years. This year in addition to serving as a drop off location for toys, his three artists are offering you a deal, to donate. "Hopefully it'll help get some toys brought in," he continued.

Bring a new toy to living art, receipt attached, and get double its value off your next tattoo. "It'll work with gift certificates also," Bagshaw explained, "we do a lot of those around Christmastime. It's a good way that if people are wanting to get tattooed they can help somebody out in the process." The discount is good for up to 50 percent off cost, for at least a $100 tattoo. It's a partnership that's already drawn interest. "People are kind of shocked, at first. You can kind of see them start processing, well, do I want a tattoo?" Bagshaw laughed.

Living Art Tattoo is located at 2016 S. Saint Aubin St. in Sioux City. You can reach staff at (712) 276-4148.

Visit our sister station's website, for a full list of drop off locations for Toys for Tots.


Reported by Jeremy Maskel. You can reach Jeremy at Friend him on facebook at or follow him on twitter at

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