IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK – 9TH FEB 2018

Thirty parents in Newquay have joined a global campaign to raise awareness of children with disabilities. Each got “the lucky few” tattoo – which features three arrows – to show how proud they are of their children with Down’s syndrome…. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-42953020/parents-of-children-with-down-s-syndrome-get-tattoos

The musician and ink-lover has teamed up with Coca-Cola to open a pop-up tattoo studio in Shoreditch, which will be offering a free tattoo to any punter over 70 today from 11am to 7pm… https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/attractions/over-70-get-a-free-tattoo-in-shoreditch-with-professor-green-and-his-nan-a3758526.html 

Kinnaman posted a photo of his tattoo — which says “SKWAD” on his left bicep — to Instagram along with the caption, “Will [Smith] has many many talents, tattooing is not one of them. It was like watching a drunk baby fly a helicopter.”… http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/02/07/suicide-squads-joel-kinnaman-regrets-getting-a-tattoo-from-will-/

Wales is the first UK country to introduce such a law and those breaking it face prosecution and an unlimited fine. Local authorities are the primary enforcement bodies but police may also be involved…. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/01/wales-bans-intimate-piercings-under-18s-health-fears

The ‘snug’ will be 2018’s top piercing trend… so are YOU brave enough to try it?… https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5319285/the-snug-will-be-2018s-top-piercing-trend-so-are-you-brave-enough-to-try-it/