RAISE funds for charity, receive a tattoo, win prizes, listen to live music and view art, all at the same time!

Pride & Glory Tattoo Studio is launching it's first ever Have Heart Charity Flash Bash, in aid of Haven's Hospice and Southend Hospital's Oncology ward.

The launch event takes place this Saturday, April 2, with "live music and free beer flowing all day" and continues with various fundraising all month.

Owner and tattooist Chessie Clear, says: "I will be offering selected tattoo designs, just for the event, to raise money for the cause. Prices for the selected designs will start as low as £10.

"Fifty per cent of every tattoo will be donated equally between the two charities.

"I'll be offering these tattoos all day on a first come, first served basis."

Also thrown into the fundraising mix is a raffle with some great prizes, including Thomsons Holiday vouchers to the value of £200, and a free day session at the studio.

Chessie added: "From the launch day will also be exhibiting artwork donated to the cause by amazing artists from all over the UK. This artwork will be auctioned off during our closing event, on the evening of Saturday April 30.

"I will also be offering the discounted charity tattoo flash designs all month by appointment, for those that couldn't get them done on the day."

Pride & Glory Tattoo Studio and Gallery is in Leigh Road.

The launch event kicks off at 11am until 8pm.