Feeling in the pink after ‘getting ink’

Darren Rogan & Jack Shutt
Darren Rogan & Jack Shutt

TALENTED tattoo artists put their inking caps on for a good cause - drawing dozens of pink ribbons for breast cancer research.

Jack Shutt, aged 21, and Darren Rogan, 28, spent a whole day inking permanent tattooed ribbons in different styles onto the skin of customers who wanted them to raise money and awareness for charity.

“We offered 30 different designs, featuring ribbons in all different styles,” said Jack, owner of the All Ink tattoo parlour in Gleadless Townend.

“It was really popular - we were flat out all day.

“And we raised £320 for breast cancer research. We were charging between £10 and £30 for each tattoo, and every penny went to the charity.

“We didn’t take a penny for ourselves.

“It was brilliant. We had all sorts coming in, from 18-year-olds to people in their 70s and 80s!”

Jack, from Ridgeway, added: “We just wanted to raise awareness of the breast cancer campaign and to raise money for the charity.

“I hope we did that - it was a great day.”