This is the funny moment elderly care home residents took part in an ‘inking and drinking’ day – getting makeshift tattoos and boozing.
Castleford House handed out stick on tattoos for around 15 residents – along with complimentary bottles of beer.
The care home in Chepstow put on the fun event on July 11 after one resident said they’d always wanted a tattoo.
Others had also regularly complemented Head of Lifestyles Amelia Pace – who herself has tattoos.
Amelia, who’s been working at the home for seven years, came up with the idea for tattoos and booze to bring some joy to the home, and says it was a big success.
“I wasn’t expecting such a positive response from the residents – because some older people really don’t like tattoos,” she said.
“But they all loved it.
“I’ve got tattoos myself and there’s only got one resident with a tattoo.
“Others often say they like my arm, and one resident previously say they want one.
“I said, ‘well let’s do an inking and drinking day.
“We got some temporary tattoos in and made it a real thing. We also had a massive crate of coronas.”
Amelia even got the sound of a tattoo gun playing through a speaker to make the whole experience even more realistic.
“We played it through the Alexa,” she said.
“We had it on quietly in the background because that’s all you can hear in these tattoo places.
“We tried to style the place like a tattoo parlour – rock and roll music, even a makeshift waiting room.
“Everyone was just sat around drinking beer, socialising.”
On whether any of the residents felt the affects of the booze, Amelia added: “They were merry – they maybe had one or two each.
“They were just laughing and giggling.”
Amelia said they’ve kept hold of the rest of the stick on tattoos and hope to put on a similar sort of event in a few weeks’ time.