Doncaster town centre tattoo studio latest to join global Manchester bee tattoo fundraising campaign

The bee is the symbol of Manchester.
The bee is the symbol of Manchester.

A Doncaster tattoo studio has become the latest to offer bee tattoos to raise funds for the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb.

Beth Cust, a tattoo artist at Limited Edition on High Street, pledged the £50 cost of the inked designs to an appeal fund set up in the way of Monday's attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the city in which 22 people were killed and dozens more injured.

A spokesman for the studio said: "All proceeds will be going to the appeal fund to help those affected by the Manchester attack."

Yesterday, we revealed how Angie Walch, a customer at the Fade To Black tattoo studio in Rossington asked for tattoo artist Jono Smith to ink the city's bee logo onto her wrist.

He said: "She is travelling to Manchester on Sunday to donate £50 for the tattoo and her own donation to the fund for the families."

Many tattooists are offering bee tattoos for £50 with profits going to helping the families of the victims.

The idea was launched by tattoo artist Sam Barber and has spread throughout the UK and beyond, with tattoo studios in Bristol, Glasgow, and Australia taking part.

The worker bee is a symbol of Manchester’s hard-working history, during the Industrial Revolution, and is part of its coat of arms.

In the 1800s, Manchester was full of textile mills that were often called ‘hives of activity’.

The workers inside were compared to bees, with the term ‘busy bee’ still being associated with hard work to this day.