No pain no gain!

Tattoo artist Kim Walsh who has been tattooing pink ribbons to raise money for charity at the Ink Station in Heckmondwyke.  Pictured tattooing Sam Armytage.'31 October 2011.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Tattoo artist Kim Walsh who has been tattooing pink ribbons to raise money for charity at the Ink Station in Heckmondwyke. Pictured tattooing Sam Armytage.'31 October 2011. Picture Bruce Rollinson

MORE than 60 people went through the pain barrier to be tattooed with a pink or blue ribbon in aid of cancer research.

The Ink Station tattoo studio in Heckmondwike held a tattoo-a-thon to raise money for Cancer Research UK – and tattoo artist Kim Walsh inked 65 people over two days.

Tattoos were £25, with £20 going to the charity.

Christian Barber, from the Ink Station, said: “We raised £1,367 for Cancer Research UK, which was fantastic.

“There were all sorts of people coming in – we had quite a few tattoo ‘virgins’, and people who you wouldn’t expect to have tattoos.

“We had people in their 60s walking in off the street saying they had seen what we were doing and wanted to get involved.

“A couple of women who were recovering from breast cancer had the word survivor done as well. There were even two people who were going through treatment for cancer who had tattoos done!”