My good mate Tristan Reid (aka Binocularface/Inky/the Sultan of Pain – insert your own epithet, but make sure it’s good-humoured or you’ll be getting a visit from me and my righteous disapproval) has been under the needle gun again, and has emerged with a remarkable tattoo of a Radde’s Accentor, the fifth ‘special’ bird of Turkey (just FIFTEEN to go then) and – word is – it really hurt (I say ‘word is’ – I could hear the sobs from here in Wiltshire and Tris lives near Carlisle)…
Tris is undergoing this regular pain for a very good reason – he’s raising funds to support Turkey’s biodiversity, which is under real threat (details below). It’s a great cause (and even if it wasn’t you’d have to admit that this tattoo is very pretty indeed: good job by the Immortal Art Studio team…)
And why is Tris – who actually has a pain threshold similar to me and anyone else reading this – ‘giving his right arm’ for Turkey?
- His 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