My good friend, conservationist, blogger, and all-round good guy, Tristan Reid has added another startlingly large tattoo to his ever-growing ‘tattoos for Turkey’ collection: a cracking Pied Kingfisher. I have no idea really whether or not Tris is merely putting on a brave face when he says his arm ‘hurts a bit’, but by now his stabbed and ink-filled upper arm must surely be VERY painful indeed.
Why’s he doing it? Check the links below, but first admire what I think is a really good job by the tattooist…
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Why is he doing this? Because Turkey’s wildlife is in catastrophic danger from an unbelievably bad series of dam and hydro-electric power developments.
- 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
And here’s the three tattoos he’s already had done…impressive eh…
European Roller Coracias garrulus