Inkarma Tattoo and Piercing shop will be hosting a charity day with proceeds going to St. Catherines Hospice.
The all-day event will see 23 people get a tattoo and there will be a raffle with plenty of prizes from local businesses.
All funds raised from the event will help St.Catherine’s Hospice in offering local people who are affected by life-shortening conditions to have a quality of life.
Inkarma owner Juliet Preston said,
“I chose St Catherine’s Hospice as we have raised money for them in the past and it’s got such a big place in lots of local peoples hearts it was an easy choice. I personally have had no experience with St. Catherine’s but know many friends and clients who have.”
Juliet explains how offering tattoos for charity is a great way to help out a good cause,
“As a tattooist of 16 years, I’ve learnt how raising money for a good cause is a great way of using tattooing popularity to help out a charity who needs it,
“In the past, I’ve organised charity days for Cancer charities, mental health charities and a few others too,
“By offering smaller tattoos to people we are able to work hard for the day and raise a nice sum for the chosen charity and it’s always nice to be nice!”
Even if you’re not getting a tattoo, you can still help out for a good cause,
“We have organised a raffle with lots of prizes from clients and local businesses so even if people can’t get tattooed on the day they can get involved,
“We got fully booked for the event very quickly and myself and my colleague Hannah Fowler will be doing 23 tattoos on the day, with the help from our friends Julie Fairhurst and Hayley Whittle who have helped on previous charity days too, so they’re pros.”
The event was originally planned for 28th March but due to concerns over the Corona Virus, it has been postponed until Saturday 30th May.
“Whilst we continue to tattoo day to day we thought it wouldn’t be wise to have 30+ people come through the studio next weekend, We are hoping everyone booked in can make Saturday 30th May.”