Saturday, November 10, 2012

CHARITY MATTERS: Tattoos for a good cause

CHARITY MATTERS: Tattoos for a good cause | Nov 1st 2012

A TATTOO artist has raised nearly £2,000 for charity after carrying out a tattoo marathon.

Warren Jeffrey, 41, pictured, from Thame, more commonly known as ‘Bugs’, took part in a charity tattoo marathon on Friday and Saturday at Oxford’s Black Mumba parlour in Windmill Road.

The joint owner of the parlour had just 30 minutes to provide visitors with a tattoo sized between 1.5 inches to two inches square for a donation of £50.

In total he tattooed six people on Friday and 14 more on Saturday.

It was the culmination of a week’s worth of fundraising for charity Cash For Kids, which totalled more than £1,900.

Mr Jeffrey said: “I have never done any fundraising like this before – but I had a good idea to raise money and thought I would give it a go. I may try and do it again on an annual basis.”

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