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Daily WOW: Airbrush Artist Gives Sick Children Temporary Tattoos

The Daily Catch - published on 06/04/16

Benjamin Lloyd is an incredibly talented artist who can . He had been giving adults temporary tattoos, but thought that it would be nice to use his talents to cheer up the local children’s hospital:

New Zealand artist Benjamin Lloyd recently announced on Facebook that he would give all the kids at Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital temporary tattoos if he received 50 likes. But he didn’t get 50 likes. He got over 400,000 of them! And the number just keep on rising. True to his word, Lloyd has agreed to honor his pledge. The artist has been airbrushing for ten years but has only recently started painting tattoos. He only did them for fun, and only for adults, but when he suggested doing them for the kids at the children’s hospital the internet went into overdrive. He’ll soon commence his admirable tattoo-a-thon, but in the meantime, check out these pictures to see the sort of awesome sleeves that these cool kids will soon be sporting. “Nothing brings me more joy than boosting kids confidence with a custom tattoo,” wrote Lloyd on Facebook. “The only bad thing is that they don’t want to take a shower afterwards.”

The looks of joy on the children’s faces are as beautiful as the art on their arms and legs. Children who spend a lot of time in hospitals tend to grow up faster and Lloyd is giving these kids a chance to forget about their woes and just be kids again.

Cheers to Benjamin Llyod. His Works of Mercy are works of art that draw from us a spirited WOW!

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