Cancer ribbon tattoos will be the focus of Sunday fundraiser

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The tattoo sheets on hand

The Flying Juice Studio will be open all day for special, pre-booked anti-cancer ribbon tattoos with £ 30 each going to cancer charities.

Customers can choose an individual color to match the charity they wish to support.

The idea was that of tattoo artist Lee Burrell, better known as Chunks13.

He will be joined by Kyle Morris and Neil and Vaz from the nearby Colourized Tattoo Studio who have provided assistance.

“The founding point was when my mother, Jane, was diagnosed with cancer. She was getting her own ‘tattoo’ this week – to show where her radiation therapy needed to be,” he said.

“During the lockdown we had a friend with bowel cancer who lived with us so she didn’t have to deal with it on her own and so many people have or know people – or have lost people with the lockdown. “

“It looks like the new Big C is Covid and cancer has taken a back seat.”

He said he was grateful for the support of Josie and Nicole from Central Tattoo Supplies who donated the equipment for Sunday and to studio owner Ian Marshall.

“There will be no profit that day and we already have 60 people booked. There are still appointments available by going to the Flying Juice, Wellington Facebook page.”

Kerry Williams, 34, who got a tattoo early on, was diagnosed with blood cancer.

“She got a ribbon tattoo this week to heal it before her treatment,” he said.

Kerry said, “Lee is an amazing artist and Sunday is going to be a big day.”


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