In wake of the bombing that occurred after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night, many are trying to figure out ways to help those affected.
According to the most recent reports, 22 people lost their lives as a result of the attack and 116 others were wounded.
Many who found themselves in the midst of the chaos helped by bringing kids to safety who were separated from their parents. Taxi drivers offered free rides to those who needed help. And people lined up in droves to donate blood.
Now, tattoo artists are doing what they do best in order to help raise money for those impacted.
The manager of the Sacred Art tattoo parlor, Vent Brewer, told the Manchester Evening News that his shop, along with a handful of others, will be offering bee tattoos.
According to the Metro, the bee is the symbol for the city of Manchester.
Each bee tattoo will cost roughly $65. The proceeds will go to the victims.
The idea was originally thought up by tattoo artist Sam Barber. He told the Manchester Evening News the reasoning behind his idea:
“I think people just don’t know what to do, and they want to do something. [...] The bee and getting this tattoo will make people feel as though they’re making a contribution towards a peaceful resolution.”
Brewer said that people from all walks of life and ages have asked about the fundraiser; 1,700 individuals have expressed interest on the Facebook event page.
He is hopeful that there will be a huge turnout:
“I'd like to see a load of people outside the studio on Sunday morning feeling as though they're part of something. I think its easy to feel detached with something like this and I think that's why some people actively pursue ways of making a contribution.”
Each tattoo parlor will work on a first come, first served basis, but they hope to do as many as possible.
Here are other ways you can help victims of the Manchester attack.