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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 13:47 GMT 14:47 UK
Tattoo record bid ends in shock
Garry Hobbis
Mr Hobbis was hoping to raise money for a meningitis sufferer
A world record tattoo attempt in the Black Country had to be abandoned after a participant went into shock.

Garry Hobbis started shaking and suffered swelling 16 hours into the planned 48-hour session in Dudley.

He was having landmarks in Dudley tattooed on him to raise hundreds of pounds for a girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis.

Five-year-old Ellie Bishop, from Oldbury, nearly died after being rushed to hospital in March.

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