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Ian Dye gets waxed to raise money for the Shannon

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Ian getting waxed by (L-R) Rachael Williamson, Caroline Olive and Rachael Olive

Ian getting waxed by (L-R) Rachael Williamson, Caroline Olive and Rachael Olive

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Ian Dye, a former fisherman, was looking for ways to raise money for the new lifeboat in Wells but little did he think he'd have to suffer the pain of a body wax in the process.

Ian, who lives in Kings Lynn, has given up fishing and made his hobby of tattooing his main job. He owns Dyed Skin tattoo studio in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea and it was one of his clients, Rachael Olive, who suggested he might come to her mum's hairdressers Contrasts Hair and Beauty and have a body wax for charity.

Rachael, who is a body piercer and barber, said, “I thought he could get people to sponsor him and I could get my own back and make him suffer like I did when he tattooed me!”

So on Saturday, 6th September, Ian submitted himself to being waxed by Rachael and beautician, Rachael Williamson. Ian said, “I've never had it done before. I'd say the pain is about the same as being tattooed but it's all in aid of a good cause. As a fisherman, being out at sea in heavy weather and something goes wrong, it's good to know the lifeboat and crew are always there when you need them.”

The total raised was £285.00

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