Captain Beany gets inked at Underdog Tattoos, Port Talbot, for Hallo-Bean
A FAMOUS Port Talbot face has helped a town tattoo studio raise money for charity.
Captain Beany got inked on Halloween, at Underdog Tattoos, in aid of Kidney Wales Foundation.
The parlour, which began special sessions with kidney bean-designed tattoos in August, has held sessions every month since — raising £1,500 for the cause which is close to their hearts.
Parlour owner, Jo Tanner, said: "We've had around 75 to 80 people come in for appointments, so it's really taken off, it's been really good."
The parlour decided to raise money for the charity because of two staff members affected by kidney disease.
Owner Mrs Tanner was born with one kidney — but didn't discover the fact until she was 18 — and the daughter of parlour receptionist, Karen Jeremy, was diagnosed with kidney failure two years ago. Currently on dialysis, she is awaiting a transplant.
Mrs Tanner and Ms Jeremy — neighbours and friends for seven years — came up with the idea to offer the charity tattoos.
Each person who had the ink were able to chose from designs of tattoos shaped like kidney beans — but made into different characters, from Elvis to a fairy or angel design. The £20 cost was then donated.
Captain Beany braved the needle to have a design of a Kidney Beany superhero.
He then took to Facebook to show off his new tattoo.