By Dan Walton

Pioneer Staff

The annual Puppy Love Fundraiser has outgrown Fire Vixen Tattoos studio,so the local tattoo parlour is bringing in more artists and growing its event, moving into the Invermere Community Hall for its fourth year.

In the valleys biggest venue, four artists from Cranbrook will be in town to take on more clients. The external talent will be coming from Runaway Elephant Tattoos and Pin Up Tattoos.

Well have the tattooing set up like a mini convention, said Sarah Eastick, owner and artist at Fire Vixen.

Puppy Love is happening on Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th. The tattooing marathon will run its regular hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fire Vixen will be prolonging the love this year with a party from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Live music will be running through both portions of Puppy Love, with L8, the Halfsacks, and disc jockeys on the bill, as well as face painters and the Amazing Jeremy. Check Fire Vixens Facebook page to learn the schedule.

Every year weve done it, weve doubled the money weve made. Last year, we made $6,200 dollars. So if were going to double it again, we need to expand and I always love a good reason to throw a party, said Sarah.

Those looking for a tattoo during Puppy Love are best to book an appointment ahead of time with Fire Vixen, as walk-ins will be difficult to accommodate during the event. And to make room for as many people as possible, the artists are only offering tattoos as large as business cards.

All of the events features are being donated, which allows 100 per cent of every proceed to be donated to Global Animal Lovers, to help with the non-profits animal rescue efforts.