Ipswich building employee Mark Flewitt has had a head tattoo finished in tribute to his brother, Steven, who died after battling most cancers and Covid-19.
Mark, 50, has to date raised almost £600 for Macmillan Most cancers Help after deciding to be tattooed with the bizarre design, which exhibits a lawnmower slicing hair.
“I got here throughout a photograph of this tattoo on-line and I felt a reference to my brother, when he misplaced his hair as a result of chemotherapy. We had spoken about needing a lawnmower final summer time to chop our hair if we had one other lockdown,” he stated.
“I do know my brother would have discovered this fairly humorous, so in his reminiscence I made a decision to have it finished.”
Household and associates have beforehand paid tribute to “gentle soul” Steven, who handed away in February, after sadly shedding his battle in opposition to coronavirus following a short hospital keep.
The 67-year-old had been shielding in opposition to the virus, whereas exhibiting constructive indicators that chemotherapy was serving to him beat lung most cancers.
Mark determined to lift cash for Macmillan due to their assist and assist for Steven. He stated: “In the course of the time he was receiving the most cancers therapy, he and his spouse Jean had essentially the most worthwhile and loving assist from Macmillan Nurses.”
He added: “I’ve had a very good response to the thought. The household was actually happy.”
Mark enquired at a few tattoo studios, and Paul Stansby at Fortunate 13 Tattoo Studio in St Margaret’s Road, Ipswich, agreed to do it freed from cost.
Ciro De Lellis at Fircroft Hairdressing additionally lower Mark’s hair with out charging forward of the tattoo.
“I can not thank them sufficient for his or her assist, at a time once they had been each totally booked,” he stated.
Mark stated it had all gone properly. “Having a head tattoo was one thing I would by no means skilled – I have gotten a few different tattoos however they had been finished years in the past. It’s tingling a bit however feels positive.”
He added that he was more likely to get some stick on constructing websites when individuals noticed his tattoo, however it will all be price it.
To assist Mark’s fundraising, visit his JustGiving page.