Newport tattoo man makes New York news
11:37am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
TATTOO man Mark Davis has spread his cancer awareness message across the pond to New York after appearing in the Argus.
Mark Davis, 39, got donors to sign his leg for £10 at a Newport charity night last week in a bid to raise money and awareness of cancer charities.
Now Mr Davis has achieved his wish by appearing in the New York Daily News and on a live New York radio show on Monday night.
Mr Davis said: “It was a brilliant experience. I have been on GMTV before for charity and I don’t mind as long as it is promoting the charity.”
New York Radio and New York Daily News contacted Mr Davis after they saw the lengths he went to for charity.
Speaking to Americans on the radio show was an experience, Mr Davis said.
“They found it hard to understand the Welsh accent and they were laughing when I told them that I was DJ-ing while getting the tattoos done. They asked me if I was going to get the tattoos covered up, and I said no.”
Mr Davis is expecting another 13 tattoos in aid of the charity after more people heard his story and approached him to get their name tattooed on his leg.
“I know it wasn’t major money that has been made but pennies make pounds and it has certainly spread the message,” he added.