If you are visiting Manchester soon you might notice more bees than usual.
No, it’s not an increase in the insects.
The increase in bees is thanks to Manchester’s tattoo artists.
— мaтт вaιley (@mafu5375) July 1, 2017
Tattoo parlours pledged their own time and resources to tattoo as many Manchester Bees as possible over two days as a lasting symbol of Manchester’s courage, strength and defiance and to raise money for the families affected by the terrible tragedy in May 2017.
— Sue (@Sueepoooo) June 24, 2017
The Manchester Tattoo Appeal has been supported worldwide, with tattoo parlours as far as New Zealand also taking part. So far, more than £559,000 has been raised through the tattoo appeal for the families of those killed or injured in the Manchester Arena attack.
If you are interested in getting a Manchester Bee tattoo and donating to the appeal, please contact a local tattoo artist to see if they can help.