Plymouth-Based Tattooathon Raises Money For Man Battling With Cancer

By Rebecca Rimmer  - 
Plymouth-Based Tattooathon Raises Money For Man Battling With Cancer

A tattoo studio in Plymouth (UK) ran a Tattooathon day to raise money for a 23 year old man who has an incurable brain cancer.

Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with incurable cancer in November 2015.

Photo from BodyshockTattoos Torpoint Facebook Page #tattooathon

The Plymouth Herald reported:

"Keen to help in any way possible, friends of Jimmy's at Bodyshock Tattoos in Torpoint arranged a tattooathon which would see the three artists tattoo nonstop for 26 hours to raise the funds for Jimmy's bucket list."

"During the 26 hour tattooing stint starting on Saturday, February 20 at 10am until 12.20pm the next day, artists Mark Jonah Jones, Andrew Middleton and Gordon Mackenzie completed 29 tattoos and stopped for only two food breaks."

Stephanie Jones from Bodyshock Tattoos told the Herald: "The event was fantastic; we were overwhelmed by response, it was a real success."

Photo from BodyshockTattoos Torpoint Facebook Page #tattooathon #traditionaltattoo

Jimmy told the Plymouth Herald: "I thought it [the tattooathon] was brilliant. It was heart-warming to see different people coming and raising money for me; I was shocked by the amount."

The tattooathon along with raffle ticket sales has raised £4,220 so far.

The above photo was posted with the message:

"Our Tattooathon was a huge success. THANK YOU to everyone that was involved in making it a great event. We completed 29 appointments over the 26.2 hours! Those of you that came in during the event to keep us all going, thanks, it really helped, and bollocks to those that didn't! It did get hard during the early hours, the lads just dug in and kept going. Phil Laws you were just what we needed at 7am Sunday, you lifted the whole studio. Even though the lads were tired, the work was still as good as it always is. Mo & Paul Carter you were amazing, you've both been so supportive, and great that you stayed with us. Thanks for the food and cakes Mo. We are still selling raffle tickets from the studio, the draw will be this weekend. With some great prizes. TOTAL SO FAR; £4,220!!! Absolutely overwhelming..."

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