Tattoos in memory of Hannah

Tattoos in memory of Hannah

Tattoos in memory of Hannah

First published in News

EIGHTY people had specially designed tattoos inked to raise money in memory of an 11 year old girl.

Family friend and Shamanics tattoo artist Iain Parry designed the artwork to remember creative youngster Hannah Windsor who died in February.

Hannah had lived since she was three with transient ischaemic attacks, known as mini strokes, caused by a rare brain condition.

Iain organised the charity day at the studio in Westcliff to raise money for Havens Hospices after Hannah spent respite stays at Little Havens.

Iain, 32, from Southchurch, said: “Over 80 people had tattoos, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 7pm! We raised £2,689 in total. There was a real family atmosphere with cake sales and face painting.

“People had come down after seeing the article about Hannah and decided to get her heart balloon tattoo.

“People had tattoos to remember loved ones who had died, some at Fair Havens.

“There was lots of emotion but also happiness. It was an amazing way to get a lasting tribute to their loved ones.

“Lots of people got their first ever tattoo because they were inspired by Hannah’s story.”

While at Little Havens, Hannah showed off her artistic talents in a number of art exhibitions to raise money for the hospice.

She was also filmed for a DVD to raise awareness of hospice care throughout the UK.

Hannah’s mum, Heather Curtis, 35, said, “It was so much better than we could have hoped for. We couldn’t have done it without Iain Parry from Shamanics and all the tattooists who gave their time for free.

“They worked so hard and didn’t stop tattooing all day long.

“The fact that people who had never met Hannah, or knew how amazing the hospice has been to us, turned up to get a tattoo in her memory was just so moving.

“This is just one step towards creating a legacy for Hannah, our beautiful little girl who we miss every day.”

All funds are going to Havens Hospices via Hannah’s Appeal to carry on her legacy http://www.justgiving.com/Heather-Curtis0

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7:13am Thu 25 Apr 13

marybelle says...

I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow.

Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.
I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow. Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality. marybelle
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7:25am Thu 25 Apr 13

Blackblood says...

marybelle wrote:
I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow.

Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.
Narrow-minded and judgemental much?
[quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow. Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.[/p][/quote]Narrow-minded and judgemental much? Blackblood
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7:36am Thu 25 Apr 13

marybelle says...

Blackblood wrote:
marybelle wrote:
I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow.

Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.
Narrow-minded and judgemental much?
Yes I am pleased to say you are correct, and knew it would upset the tattoo'd members of our current mindless society.

The only tattoo'd people that I have any sympathy for are those that were branded by the Nazi's.

Anyone else that is tattoo'd are doing us a big favour as they can be easily identified by Police.
[quote][p][bold]Blackblood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow. Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.[/p][/quote]Narrow-minded and judgemental much?[/p][/quote]Yes I am pleased to say you are correct, and knew it would upset the tattoo'd members of our current mindless society. The only tattoo'd people that I have any sympathy for are those that were branded by the Nazi's. Anyone else that is tattoo'd are doing us a big favour as they can be easily identified by Police. marybelle
  • Score: -5

8:31am Thu 25 Apr 13

Russ13 says...

marybelle wrote:
Blackblood wrote:
marybelle wrote: I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow. Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.
Narrow-minded and judgemental much?
Yes I am pleased to say you are correct, and knew it would upset the tattoo'd members of our current mindless society. The only tattoo'd people that I have any sympathy for are those that were branded by the Nazi's. Anyone else that is tattoo'd are doing us a big favour as they can be easily identified by Police.
Are you for real marybelle??

I don't have tattoos as I personally don't like them but I don't judge people who do, it's a personal choice.

I agree in as much that I personally don't think a tattoo is the best legacy for such a young life lost but if that's what someone wants to so then so be it, what harm's it doing?

Bit like my choice not to like narrow-minded and judgemental people and to invoke Godwin's Law so quicky deserves a special mention!
[quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackblood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: I can think of far nicer ways to remember a child than going to extent of branding ones self like a horse or a cow. Why do idiots tattoo themselves it is a sign of inadequacy with ones own body or personality.[/p][/quote]Narrow-minded and judgemental much?[/p][/quote]Yes I am pleased to say you are correct, and knew it would upset the tattoo'd members of our current mindless society. The only tattoo'd people that I have any sympathy for are those that were branded by the Nazi's. Anyone else that is tattoo'd are doing us a big favour as they can be easily identified by Police.[/p][/quote]Are you for real marybelle?? I don't have tattoos as I personally don't like them but I don't judge people who do, it's a personal choice. I agree in as much that I personally don't think a tattoo is the best legacy for such a young life lost but if that's what someone wants to so then so be it, what harm's it doing? Bit like my choice not to like narrow-minded and judgemental people and to invoke Godwin's Law so quicky deserves a special mention! Russ13
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8:49am Thu 25 Apr 13

PRoch says...

No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan...

Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.
No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan... Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour. PRoch
  • Score: 3

9:33am Thu 25 Apr 13

GentleGiant says...

Why would anyone want to do this?

Crazy......
Why would anyone want to do this? Crazy...... GentleGiant
  • Score: -1

10:50am Thu 25 Apr 13

Convicted_Criminal says...

I can safely say Im one of a few criminals who don't have a tattoo! When I was in prison, nearly everyone has them. I personally think a they look a bit tacky on most people. Some of them look good, such as David beckhams, but most look ****!
I can safely say Im one of a few criminals who don't have a tattoo! When I was in prison, nearly everyone has them. I personally think a they look a bit tacky on most people. Some of them look good, such as David beckhams, but most look ****! Convicted_Criminal
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Thu 25 Apr 13

Phil McCrakin says...

Next Echo headline: Girl sues parlour after ending up with face tattooed. ( although the moustache was her own )
Next Echo headline: Girl sues parlour after ending up with face tattooed. ( although the moustache was her own ) Phil McCrakin
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5:14pm Thu 25 Apr 13

marybelle says...

PRoch wrote:
No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan...

Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.
Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name.

What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money:

'Permanent disfigurement'

A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours.
[quote][p][bold]PRoch[/bold] wrote: No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan... Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.[/p][/quote]Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name. What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money: 'Permanent disfigurement' A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours. marybelle
  • Score: -1

10:47pm Thu 25 Apr 13

thesouthendone says...

Great idea remember this poor girl by disfiguring 80+ people.
Great idea remember this poor girl by disfiguring 80+ people. thesouthendone
  • Score: 0

7:28am Fri 26 Apr 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

marybelle wrote:
PRoch wrote:
No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan...

Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.
Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name.

What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money:

'Permanent disfigurement'

A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours.
And who is going to walk around in beach shorts or a bikini at 70?
[quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PRoch[/bold] wrote: No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan... Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.[/p][/quote]Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name. What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money: 'Permanent disfigurement' A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours.[/p][/quote]And who is going to walk around in beach shorts or a bikini at 70? Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: 0

10:24am Fri 26 Apr 13

Dingo says...

marybelle wrote:
PRoch wrote:
No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan...

Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.
Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name.

What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money:

'Permanent disfigurement'

A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours.
You really are a tit.
[quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PRoch[/bold] wrote: No matter what your opinion on tattoos - it would be kind and respectful to look at this for what it is; a family trying to raise money for the hospice which looked after their little girl - rather than using it as an opportunity to have a moan... Congratulations to everyone who raised such a brilliant amount of money in her honour.[/p][/quote]Yes a good idea purposely disfiguring someone for life, why not go the whole hog and red hot brand them on the forehead with the child's name. What a terrible way to remember a child a raise money: 'Permanent disfigurement' A disfigurement that will look truly dreadful at the age of 70 when all the skin has shriveled due to no doubt hour of Essex tanning hours.[/p][/quote]You really are a tit. Dingo
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