Most tattoos given in 24h-world record set by Robbie The
2] WEST POINT, MS, USA--Robbie
"Coon" Koch, owner of Coon
Tattoos in West Point, broke the World record Saturday
afternoon for the most tattoos given by one person in 24 hours,
by inking hundreds of people and 577 tattoos.
The atmosphere was alive with the supportive
people. Families came out with their children to watch the
bands play, eat good food and be a witness to the news breaking
record happening before their eyes.
Mike Sullivan, a member on Robbie
Koch's public relations team, said people came from
Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and all over Mississippi.
Sullivan said the previous record holder, Kat
Von D from popular television show from L.A. Ink,
sent Koch an e-mail wishing him good luck. "Records are meant
to be broken," Sullivan said.
The bands began at 6 p.m., which provided entertainment
to the hundreds of onlookers waiting to get tattoos or just
hanging out. Stadium seats were set up so people could sit
and eat food from 2 Brothers BBQ.
proceeds from the event went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The foundation will receive a check for $15,602 in the upcoming
Koch already had donations totaling $3,000 before
he began raising money from each of the $20 tattoos.
Sullivan said Koch
plans on making this an annual event. Next year, Robbie
Koch wants to team up with some of the best tattoo
artists in the South.
Sullivan said many don't approve of tattoos and
they should not judge a book by its cover. "We have several
tattooed people here that people normally look down on and
here we are raising tons of money for the kids," Sullivan
Robbie Coon's URL: http://www.tagged.com/coontattoo
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