How many of you guys used to have Where’s Wally (or Waldo, if you’re from America) books? I bet loads of you did, and I bet loads of you think they rocked. That’s because they did. One guy who knows this fine well has decided to use Where’s Wally to raise a lot of money for charity, through a tattoo on his back!
John Mosley, who intends to get his whole back done, will be tattooed by Rytch’ad Soddy of Sith Tattoo Studio in Norwich in what could be a whole 24 hour session. The piece will be a full Where’s Wally puzzle, and if you donate you could even have your likeness included in it. From John’s JustGiving page:
We’ll be raising money to enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness by:
Contributing to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital;
Funding the most up-to-date equipment;
Supporting research into, and development of, breakthrough treatments; and
Providing accommodation and other support services for children and their families
…and many more excellent things!
It’s a great cause and should be a lot of fun, and totally worth the pain !
I know exactly what you might be thinking: “but Mel, people do this all the time, and half of them don’t even go ahead with it in the end- why should I give a crap about another guy getting tattooed for charity?”. Well, here’s what impressed me:
- Every single penny raised is going towards the hospital. No one here is looking for a free tattoo or a load of money, like some others who take some of the money for the tattoo itself.
- Those involved aren’t acting as if it’s “totally wacky!” to get a tattoo.
- Not one person here seems to be attention seeking.
- The date for the tattoo is already confirmed, and is definitely going ahead.
- John is one brave motherfucker for even just thinking about getting a backpiece in one sitting.
- By donating, you could be transformed into a tattoo- wow!
To find out more about this, you can get to the JustGiving page, by clicking here– dig deep, everyone!
Good luck to John and everyone involved.