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July 3, 2024

SALISBURY, Md. - A recent flash tattoo fundraiser at Atlantis Tattoo & Art Gallery raised $4,701 for the Salisbury Zoo.

During the fundraiser, which ran from June 21-23, people could choose animal-themed artwork from flash sheets, with prices ranging from $50-$100. A portion of proceeds from each themed tattoo went to the Salisbury Zoo Commission to support the Salisbury Zoo. Atlantis is located in Downtown Salisbury. 

Atlantis Tattoo & Art Gallery Owner Mikey Borkoski said it was meaningful for him to be able to offer this Salisbury Zoo fundraiser because the Salisbury Zoo is a place he takes his kids regularly, and it's a free place for families to go. The Zoo inspired Atlantis Tattoo & Art Gallery's plans to offer a free, family-friendly art gallery, he said.

"Just the chance to work with them is like a dream come true," Borkoski said.

Arts, Business, and Culture Department Director Allen Swiger said the funds will benefit the Salisbury Zoo's new Andean bear exhibit.

"This is a new kind of fundraiser for the Salisbury Zoo, and it was a massive success," Swiger said. "Thank you to Atlantis Tattoo & Art Gallery for partnering with us, and thanks to everyone who came out to get a tattoo to benefit the Zoo."