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Sean Ing, proprietor of Brotton tattoo studio New Ingk, is planning an enormous 65 hour tattoo session to boost cash for some nice causes.
However Sean isn’t new to a problem.
“I did a 24 hour problem final 12 months so I assumed I’d attempt to beat it.
“I needed to do 36 hours however I assumed screw it, I’ll go for the complete factor”, says Sean.
The Guinness World Report to beat is 60 hours and half-hour for the longest tattoo session on a number of individuals, so Sean goes one step additional and aiming to tattoo for 65 hours straight.
Present file holder Aleksandr Pakostin, founding father of tattoo studio Kolnya in Russia, accomplished his file in September 2019.
“It takes them 12 weeks to ship me the foundations”, says Sean, and he’s assured he can beat the present file and his private greatest, even pondering of inviting an adjudicator alongside to the occasion.
“I used to be alright with the 24 hour one, I believe I can do it.
“I don’t sleep that a lot anyway”, Sean jokes.
The problem will happen February 2, and Sean already has 10 keen volunteers to take a seat for him, every for six and a half hours.
And though Sean has volunteers prepared, he’s going to maintain a number of again ups to be ready.
“”I’ve bought reserves in case circumstances change”, says Sean, however he has had lots of curiosity from loyal clients, shut associates and other people he used to serve within the army with.
However in addition to attempting to beat the world file, Sean is dedicated to elevating cash for some nice causes too.
“I’m hoping I can elevate some huge cash to go throughout a number of charities, there’s quite a bit on the market”, says Sean.
He’s pondering of setting a goal of £10,000 to be cut up throughout three or 4 completely different charities.
“There’s three near me personally”, says Sean.
EVA Girls’s Support who help home abuse survivors, the Nice North Air Ambulance Service who saved Sean’s dad final 12 months when he had a coronary heart assault and PTSD UK which helps veterans are the three causes near Sean’s coronary heart.
Earlier than opening New Ingk again in 2013, Sean had served within the military for 4 years, so veterans’ psychological well being and homelessness are necessary points to him.
To lift the cash for the charities, every of the ten individuals getting tattooed can pay a £200 price.
“They will do it out of their very own pocket or by way of sponsorship”, says Sean.
And nearer to February 2021, Sean will promote for enterprise sponsorship, to promote an hour slot in the course of the problem.
However the entire gear used is being supplied by Sean, “I can’t take a penny from it”, he says.
Again in March 2019 when Sean accomplished a 24 hour tattoo on serving soldier Ryan Cane, he raised cash for Leo’s Neonatal, the charity that supported his associate Rachel’s untimely nephew, Hugo.
Final 12 months after the problem Sean stated: “I would fairly probably do a 36 hour sitting, tattooing two individuals.
“The world file is 60 hours tattooing three individuals, and I might love to do this”.
And a 12 months one, Sean is planning an ever larger and higher problem.
When it comes to the tattoos, Sean goes to design a variety that he’s excited to work on.
“I’ll speak with them nearer to the day, I’d by no means do a tattoo in the event that they’re not proud of it”, says Sean, however he’s trying ahead to taking over one thing a bit completely different to what he commonly works on.
As a result of coronavirus outbreak, New Ingk was closed for almost all of lockdown and Sean was solely capable of reopen three weeks in the past.
“We’ve been completely manic, my Saturdays are absolutely booked for the remainder of the 12 months”, says Sean.
However he’s delighted to be again open, doing what he loves and getting ready to deal with the 65 hour problem head on in February.