A minimum of 30 folks will courageous going underneath the needle later this month at a charity tattoo-a thon in South Shields.
The occasion, on Sunday, February 16 at Dean Highway tattoo parlour Fairly and Ink, is being held in support of South Tyneside’s Children and Younger Adults Klub (KAYAKS) which helps kids with particular wants, reminiscent of autism and their households.
There will likely be three designs to select from – together with the jigsaw puzzle piece representing autism – every symbolising particular wants and disabilities, to lift cash and unfold consciousness.
It will likely be the second occasion of its form to be held on the parlour, following final 12 months’s profitable fundraiser for Macmillan.
“We’ve all the time mentioned it’s vital to help charities in addition to simply native companies,” mentioned proprietor and tattoo artist, John Cain.
“The Macmillan occasion went very well, so I’m trying ahead to this one and we’re totally booked already.”
All the regular laws apply, anybody getting inked should be over 18 and have signed a consent type, and every buyer will likely be given a half hour slot.
“It’s a special solution to become profitable for charity, however it’s additionally about elevating consciousness and serving to the charity to get as a lot publicity as they will. It creates a speaking level,” added John.
“KAYAKS do nice issues in South Tyneside and don’t all the time get the publicity they deserve.”
Volunteers from KAYAKS will likely be serving to out on the day and tea and truffles will likely be on supply for these collaborating and family and friends.
Vice chair of KAYAKS Kimberley Elliot commented: “We now have 30 folks booked in to get a tattoo, some for their very own causes – a son, daughter or member of the family who’s affected – and others simply to point out help and unfold consciousness.
“It is wonderful that native companies will exit of their means to assist our charity and help our work, which in flip helps us to assist people who want it most. We won’t thank them sufficient.”