NZ Artist’s Airbrushed Tattoos Give Sick Kids a Smile

New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd is helping to airbrush (temporary) sleeve tattoos for sick kids following a pledge on Facebook that he would paint all the sick kids at Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital, if he received 50 likes. Since then the post has received more than 250,000 of them.

“It’s just amazing watching their confidence and their ego boost up,” said Lloyd, who has more than 10 years of airbrushing experience.

“The only bad thing is that they don’t want to take a shower afterwards.”

The Bay of Plenty artist will start to give tattoos to the kids of the hospital very soon, “but in the meantime, he’s just managing the influx of interest from the public that he didn’t anticipate,” according to the Mashable article.

Lloyd describes the tattoos as real challenge, because he needs to be quite fast as each tattoo takes around nine minutes to paint.

Article Source: Mashable, Johnny Lieu, May 24, 2016

Image Source: Facebook – Benjamin Lloyd

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