Local tattoo parlour in major charity event

LOCAL Tattoo parlour Ink Minx, Lower Hall Street, is taking part in a national fund-raiser on Saturday (January 19), to raise funds for Cancer Research.

During a 12-hour spell on Saturday - from 10am to 10pm - a tattoo will cost £60, and all of that money will go to help the charity with its work.

Ink Minx proprietor Judi Mitchell explained that the idea came from Birmingham, where tattooist Rachel Baldwin put it on her Facebook page, and it was followed up by tattoo shops nationally.

Rachel was inspired to start the fund-raiser after the death from cancer of her mother.

The website explaining her involvement can be found at http://www.facebook.com/events/264617610324843/

Now at least 50 parlours are involved, and at least 70 tattoo artists.

A ‘menu’ of designs is on the Ink Minx Facebook, and those intending to have themselves tattooed can decide in advance what they fancy.

All they have to do then is turn up at Ink Minx and join the queue.

Judi explained that payment is by credit or debit card only, and it goes direct to a Just Giving site.

This is not the first fund-raiser that Judi has thrown herself into, wholeheartedly.

A few years ago she persuaded the Levellers pop band to design a T-shirt which she went on to sell on behalf of the charity Momentum, which assists with rehabilitation of people who have had brain injuries. £1,000 was raised.