Tats ink-redible for army charity

Raising money for Help for Heroes are back l-r Forces Sweetheart 'Rose', Pte Chris Boyle, 22, Killers Arts Tattoo joint owners John Swiffen, Deby Kilcoyne, and Steve Kilcoyne. Front l-r are LCpl Steve Gregory, and former Royal Engineer Martyn Thompson.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2109LM

Raising money for Help for Heroes are back l-r Forces Sweetheart 'Rose', Pte Chris Boyle, 22, Killers Arts Tattoo joint owners John Swiffen, Deby Kilcoyne, and Steve Kilcoyne. Front l-r are LCpl Steve Gregory, and former Royal Engineer Martyn Thompson. Picture: Liz Mockler D2109LM

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A MAGAZINE for servicemen has left its mark on a group of soldiers who have had its logo tattooed on them.

Private Chris Boyle, 22, Lance Corporal Steve Gregory, 33, who are in the Territorial Army and former Royal Engineer Martyn Thompson got the logo of newly launched magazine Swags Mag inked on them to raise money for the Pilgrim Bandits charity, which helps injured troops on the road to recovery.

The group went under the needle at Killer Arts Tattoo studio in Skellow as part of the all-day tattoo session.

The day had been organised by Debi Gregory, who runs Swags Mag, and who also performed at a concert under her stage name Rose the forces sweetheart, along with performances by singer Georgina Hill-Brown and group Angels in Chaos.

The tattooing and concert raised £200 for the charity, which recently sent injured serviceman Ben Parkinson to Portugal for rehabilitation.