Chandler tattoo parlor gives back after barber shop shooting

Damaged Ink Tattoo shop opened its doors to raise money and help the family of 4-year-old girl who was injured in a shooting.

A Chandler tattoo shop opened its doors Friday with no intention of making a profit. Instead, artists tattooed to help a little girl injured in a shooting earlier this month. 

Multiple artists at Damaged Ink Tattoo wanted to give back after a dispute with a customer turned violent, so they decided to host a fundraiser.

"It's been a traumatic event for her and for the damages to the (next-door barber) shop and stuff like that so we just want to help and contribute and to make something positive come out of something negative," said Kenzi Wood, an artist at Damaged Ink Tattoo.

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On April 10, 23-year-old Michael David Hart left Damaged Ink Tattoo and allegedly shot at the barber shop next door. The shot went through the glass window and injured a 4-year-old who was sitting in the front of the building. 

Hart was arrested on suspicion of firing shots after the dispute with Damaged Ink Tattoo. 

"It's just crazy to think that someone would just randomly shoot out the windows of a business like that," said Wood. 

 All of the profits made Friday will go directly to the little girl's family. 

"We'll be here till the door closes, till the last customer leaves," said Wood. 

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