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Thousands queueing for bee tattoos that have raised £18,000

Some of the queues for the bee tattoos Credit: Manchester Evening News

Thousands of people across Greater Manchester have queued to get their Manchester bee tattoo, helping to raise more than £18,000 for charity.

The worker bee, the emblem of the city’s hard work and industriousness, has become a symbol of defiance following the bombing last week.

Hundreds queued outside Sacred Art Tattoo shop, in Chorlton, to get their ink and show their support for the victims’ families.

Artists offered their services and talents, raising more than £18,000 for the charity.

Ventnor Brewer is the shop manager and was overwhelmed with the incredible support that the city has demonstrated.

The Manchester Tattoo Appeal was launched by Stalybridge-based tattoo artist Samantha Barber and quickly spread across Greater Manchester, with many tattoo studios supporting the cause.

Customers waiting to get their Manchester ink Credit: Manchester Evening News

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