Ringo Starr among celebrity tattoo designers for WaterAid’s climate campaign

Ringo Starr among celebrity tattoo designers for WaterAid’s climate campaign
Ringo Starr, supporting WaterAid’s Our Climate Fight campaign (WaterAid/Ringo Starr/PA)

Sir Ringo Starr and Blondie singer Debbie Harry are among the famous faces who have teamed up with WaterAid to design tattoos which will be launched at Glastonbury.

Festivalgoers heading to Worthy Farm next weekend and events throughout the summer will have a choice of temporary tattoo designs of slogans that “harness the power of water and the need to fight for our planet” as part of the charity’s Our Climate Fight campaign.

Artists set to perform at Glastonbury have also created bold prints and pastel designs including singer Becky Hill and comedian Doc Brown, as well as actor and activist Cel Spellman.

Special design by Ringo Starr for WaterAid’s Our Climate Fight campaign. (WaterAid/PA)

Speaking about why he got involved with the campaign, ex-Beatle Sir Ringo said: “I believe every human on the planet deserves clean water.

“As a long-time supporter of WaterAid, I’m excited to share my climate-themed design which can be picked up at this summers’ festivals.

“Please join me and WaterAid in their campaign to bring clean water to all – let’s change the world together. Peace, Love (& Water).”

Harry added that she wanted to join as she feels it is important to “protect people and our planet”.

“One in 10 people worldwide live without access to clean water, that is just wrong on every level,” she said.

“This basic human right is unavailable, and it’s getting harder for those most at risk due to the growing climate crisis.

“I am supporting WaterAid’s Our Climate Fight campaign as we can fight this injustice together and protect people and our planet.”

Special design by Debbie Harry for WaterAid’s Our Climate Fight campaign (WaterAid/PA)

Brown noted that the extreme weather events of late around the world often have an impact on access to water for the “most vulnerable communities”.

“I’m supporting WaterAid’s Our Climate Fight campaign with my design this summer, so together we can support those on the front line of the climate crisis,” he said.

WaterAid has said that their campaign calls on the UK Government to ensure “everyone, everywhere has clean water that flows whatever the weather, and toilets to depend on”.

The plan to deliver their message to UK leaders ahead of Cop28, which is being held later this year in Dubai, as part of a call for more investment in climate-resilient water and toilet infrastructure.

Aside from picking up one of the temporary tattoo, festivalgoers can get involved by adding their name to a petition online or by adding their voice to WaterAid’s climate speech by recording their own voice message on site.

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