New Zealand artist's airbrushed tattoos is sure to give sick kids a smile

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Remember when sporting a temporary tattoo was the coolest thing ever as a kid?

Well, one artist from the New Zealand is taking it up a notch by pledging to help airbrush sleeve tattoos for sick kids. Don't worry, the tattoos are easily removed.

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Benjamin Lloyd from the Bay of Plenty has been airbrushing for 10 years around the country, but only started painting tattoos in the past few months for adults for fun. Then he began giving kids tattoos, who had an incredible reaction.

"It's just amazing watching their confidence and their ego boost up," Lloyd told Mashable Australia. "The only bad thing is that they don't want to take a shower afterwards."

Each tattoo takes around nine minutes to paint, which Lloyd describes as "a real challenge as you need to be quite fast."

A video where he paints young Jun was uploaded on Sunday, showing the process from start to finish. If you're wondering, the kids definitely get a say on what design they'd like on their body.

Lloyd promised in a Facebook post on Sunday that he would paint all the sick kids at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital, if he received 50 likes. The post has since received more than 250,000 of them.

"I went to sleep and it had gone crazy overnight," he laughed.

Lloyd will start giving tattoos to kids at the hospital very soon, but in the meantime, he's just managing the influx of interest from the public that he didn't anticipate, getting his friends to answer enquiries for him.

It's certainly a unique, and popular way to get sick kids feeling good about themselves again.

[h/t NZ Herald]

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