Tattoo target – 810 people in 24 hours

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BIG CHALLENGE: Tattoo artist Jamie Holliday is hoping to set a world record on August 27-28. 25299901

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BIG CHALLENGE: Tattoo artist Jamie Holliday is hoping to set a world record on August 27-28. 25299901

First published in News Worcester News: Sarah Hickinbotham by

BRAVE souls are being sought to go under the needle for a world record attempt which will raise vital funds for a Worcestershire charity.

Jamie Holliday, a tattoo artist at Gods of Ink in Upper Tything, Worcester, will attempt to tattoo more than 800 people in 24 hours.

The current record stands at 802 and was set in the US.

The acorn emblem of Acorns Children’s Hospice will be the design tattooed on the day.

Organiser Lisa Richmond, who runs the tattoo studio, is hoping the event will raise lots of money for the charity, which supported her son Ayden.

The two-year-old, who died in 2005, had a rare genetic disorder which meant his body could not break down fats and was one of the first children cared for by Acorns in Bath Road, Worcester.

Mrs Richmond, aged 33, said she had received a lot of support for the event already.

“We’ve never held the record in the UK so we want to try and bring it here,” she said.

“We hope to do at least 810. We know it’s a very hard record to beat.

“Through Facebook and e-mail we’ve had dozens of messages of support.

“We’re going to try and turn it into a fun event.

“It’s going to be a really good day.

“We really want to win the title.

“The hardest part is going to be from midnight to 9am.

“To go all night is going to be hard work but I think it can be done.”

The world record attempt starts at 11am on Saturday, August 27, and ends at 11am on Sunday, August 28.

It costs a minimum donation of £5 to get tattooed and participants are also encouraged to raise sponsorship.

The theme will be fancy dress with a £100 prize for the best costume.

There will be a raffle throughout the night and Mrs Richmond is appealing for businesses to donate prizes.

For more details on how to get involved, visit Gods of Ink in Upper Tything, International Ink in Astwood Road, Rainbow Hill, or contact Mrs Richmond by calling 07732 523262 or e-mailing dolphin.78@hotmail.co.uk.

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