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  • Anonymous

    Way to go, Jon! I know where I am coming for my next tattoo.  I am a 2 time survivor. I lost a partner to cancer and my father, as well. You, sir, have a brilliant and beautiful heart and soul!

    I am so very sorry for the losses of family members in your young lifetime! I pray you know they are all exceedingly proud of you and the art that you create! They will never leave you and when it is your natural time, they will come to receive you back home, again.

    May you always be abundantly and completely blessed in all ways possible!


  • kim taylor

    This story literally made me tear up!  I lost my father to cancer almost a year ago, and before he passed I had a cancer support tattoo done.  Now I’m working on a half sleeve memorial to him.  It’s great to see that other people understand how therapeutic and healing it can be to get tatooed, and what better way to memorialize someone close to you?  The fact that donations are being made to the American Cancer Society from this incredible artwork makes me very greatful that people like Jon are out there.

    Thank you for showing people that the tattoo world really has changed.  I hope this will help people continue to become more open minded.  Keep up the awesomeness!

  • Great job, gentlemen.

  • Anonymous

    My Dad died of prostate cancer in 2001. He was 80. He had a tatoo on his arm that he got in the Navy. He always said never get a tatoo, you’ll regret it when you are older. I think he would change his mind in this case. Brovo young man.  It’s nice to see someone give back in a positive way such as this.

  • the united states to maine  ….the united states to maine……the united states to maine……are you there maine? ………. the tattoo fad ended 10 years ago     

    • Anonymous

      Are you serious?? Tattoos are all the craze I think you need to get with the real world.

    • Anonymous

      The WHOLE WORLD to Hhhh, the WHOLE WORLD to Hhhh… are you there Hhhh? 

      This isn’t nearly as much about tattoos, regardless of how you feel about them.  It is about one man doing what he can to help out in the fight against cancer.  Bravo to Mr. Nisbet!  You are an inspiration!

    • Vannessa

      Fad? When were tattoos EVER a fad? Nor a craze. Anyone who gets a tattoo because they think it’s cool or the thing to do, needs a dose of reality. You get a tattoo because it has some meaning to it. At least your first tattoo. My 8th is Mario 3 in his ears and tail on my inner hip. Pointless but all my other tattoos have deep meaning. It has nothing to do with getting a tattoo just because your friend did.

    •  wow Hhhh…do you need to open your eyes!!!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! I have to agree with Kim Taylor, I teared up also. I have lost many, many friends in the last few years, which  included my boss and an 8 year old boy. What a GREAT idea! You have amazing talent and an generous heart. I hope that other tattoo artists follow your lead.  

  • Anonymous

    While I don’t expect I’ll ever sport a tattoo I still think this is a wonderful thing he’s doing.  Thank you Mr. Nisbet.

  • You don’t need to get a permanent Tattoo to show your support with us, Please,  show your support by attending our Dinner to raise funds for the Cancer Society & a local Art & Tattoo Expo!  Silent Art Auction by many local Artists, Bake Sale, Raffles, and a Spaghetti dinner!  Held at the Rumford American Legion on Congress Street.  Doors open at 4:00, Dinner at 5:00. Cost $6.00 person, $10 couple.  PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER.  and call INK!  For all your Cancer Related Tattoos!  :)

  • I would just like to personally take the time and thank everyone for reading this story as you now know this is very dear to me. I would just like everyone to know that your support is greatly appreciated, and i hope that you all can find that spot in your heart to help with the cause, no matter how big or how little it is.
    Thank You
    Jon Nisbet

  • I started a tattoo for my mom who past away from cancer, it’s the only tattoo I have. Unfortunately it’s not finished yet. Tattoo artists “disappeared” before finishing it. But so far, it’s beautiful and reminds me of her every time I see it. I’m also thankful to people that support cancer research and treatment funding. I wish more companies would do projects like these. A little by many people can make a huge change.

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