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July 18th, 2011 by

Fundraising and tattoos have gone hand in hand for as long as anyone can remember.  It’s almost just considered a part of the actual tattoo lifestyle by this point.  Again and again in any city or town that has a tattoo studio, more often than not one of those particular studios will have had/will be having some sort of fundraiser involving tattoos.  It’s a great aspect of the tattoo culture, to lend a hand when one is needed.

Typically, it’s the tattooist who’s organising the fundraiser or a group of tattooists representing one studio.  Rarely is it the client who’s the one setting up a charity.  This time however, it is a client, one Rob Hansel from Waterlooville, Hants, England.  Rob decided that for a minimum fee of £20 ($32USD) any of his friends could take a marker, write a message on his back and these words would later become immortalised within a tattoo.  All the proceeds from the charity will be donated to a local hospice in Waterlooville.

I think this is a pretty cool thing.  It’s not really for me, I mean, personally, but if Rob truly gets joy from having his friends signatures and in-jokes tattooed on to his back, then good for him.  Not only that, but he gets to be very happy for the tattooed messages from his friends as well as giving money to an important cause.  That’s being happy over two different things in one day!  Some people don’t even get happy in a month.  So it’s all pretty cool.


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