One Shot Charlies, in Stourbridge, has raised £2,000 for the Pink Cross’s Ukraine enchantment from tattoos they inked on Saturday.
Lee Pound, who has owned the studio for 16 years, knew he could not simply sit by and do nothing.
The 38-year-old from Stourbridge mentioned: “I got here up with the thought week-and-a-half in the past, when issues have been beginning to kick off.
“I needed to assist. I could not sit idly by once I may very well be making an attempt to assist refugees and folks displaced by the warfare.
“I noticed horrific footage of kids in bomb shelters and knew there should be one thing we will be doing to assist.
“I am unable to go to warfare, however I can do some colouring in.”
The tattoos raised just below £2,000, with Lee rounding the determine up together with his personal donation.
Round 20 folks obtained tattoos on Saturday, with Lee estimating between 12 and 15 of these had the Ukrainian flag.
Essentially the most-popular design was a heart-shaped Ukrainian flag with the peace image in it – making the tattoo an emblem of hope for the nation.
“It actually reveals how a lot folks care,” he added. “Some folks donated with out even having a tattoo.”
This is not the primary charity enterprise that Lee has launched into. Each Christmas, the tattoo studio helps a charity – often for youngsters in care or to guard animals.
Final Christmas, he designed a colouring e book with proceeds from all gross sales going to the Black Nation Meals Financial institution.