Woman tattoos 100 names on her arm for charity!

Published Thursday, May 1 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We've heard of some bizarre ideas to raise money for charity, but Jess Griffiths' unique idea has just topped our list.

The 24-year-old mum-of-two had 100 strangers' names tattooed on her arm, raising over £600 for the Ty Olwen Hospice in Swansea, Wales.

Jess Griffiths, 100 names tattooed on her arm for charity

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Jess had 100 names tattooed on her arm!

Jess told the South Wales Evening Post: "I wanted to do something unusual for Ty Olwen Hospice that would raise a lot of money.

"I also want it to be an opportunity to permanently memorialise a loved one that has been lost."

She advertised space on her arm asking for a minimum donation of £1 per name and received a huge response from people all over the world.

After spending a grueling seven hours in the tattoo parlour, Jess proudly presented her prominent inking on her left arm.

The chosen names range from stillborn babies and children who passed away at a young age to pet names and a survivor of cancer.

She told the Daily Express: "I'm so proud to carry these people's memories and stories with me for the rest of my life, I want to make myself the best person that I can be so I can do their memories justice."

To donate to Jess and the Ty Olwen Hospice text toht65 £3 to 70070.

By Joann Khatib