Yesterday I was back at Immortal Art Studio for another session of artistic pain. The subjects to be permanently embedded onto my skin were the gorgeous Cinerious Bunting and the charismatic Little Swift. Both these species hold good memories for me, though the Little Swift is perhaps the most evocative!
The pictures really don’t do the tattoos justice, but you certainly get the general idea. Just two more birds to be added onto my left arm; its going to look awesome once its all finished! I’m quite excited about getting started on my right arm in the new year
The reason I am doing this is to both raise awareness of the massive scale destruction of Turkey’s biodiversity and to raise funds to help Doğa Derneği (Birdlife Internationals partner in Turkey) protect their globally significant biodiversity.
Here is why I’m having these birds tattooed permanently onto my arms:
- My plans to help are outlined here: http://www.binocularface.co.uk/2011/07/10/the-ten-species-to-feature-in-the-art-work-are/
- You can donate here: http://www.justgiving.com/givingmyrightarm
- Alternatively you can donate by texting VWFE83 followed by amount (e.g. £10) to 70070 #givingmyrightarm
……….and yes it does hurt!