People Across Manchester Are Getting Bee Tattoos To Honor Bombing Victims

A bee for Manchester.

Hundreds of people across the U.K. are getting bee tattoos in honor of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that claimed 22 victimsduring an Ariana Grande concert.

U.K. tattoo artist Sam Barberstarted a fundraiser, dubbed the Manchester Tattoo Appeal, which took place Sunday and Monday with the goal of raising50,000 for victims of the attack and their families.

Weve actually got a lot of family members of some of the victims coming forward who want it as a memorial tattoo now,Barber told the BBC late last week.Paramedics and health workers who were on the scene, who were there in the aftermath, who also want to come together and get that tattoo done.

The bee, she explained, is a symbol of strength.

The worker beeis also the symbol of Manchester, meant to represent the citys hard-working past during the Industrial Revolution, when textile mills were described as hives of activity, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Those looking to show their permanent love and support for the city lined up for their worker bee tattoos at participating tattoo parlors across Manchester.

Two tiny bees in aid of the #manchesterbee #menappeal today. Grandmother and daughter.

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