WaterAid’s temporary tattoos at this year’s Festival

June 20, 2011

Lauren Laverne, Emmy the Great and Eliza Doolittle have teamed up with WaterAid to design their temporary tattoos for this year’s Festival. The tattoos are a light-hearted way to draw attention to global water issues and highlight the social conscience of the festival. They will be available from the WaterAid stand near the Pyramid Stage.

Lauren Laverne's tattoo

TV presenter and radio DJ Lauren Laverne has designed a heart with headphones:

"For me Glastonbury is all about love and music," she said. "It is such a special festival, not only is the music and diversity phenomenal, but it helps some very important causes.

"I designed this tattoo to help raise awareness of the 884 million people around the world who don’t have safe water – and to remind people that just by being at Glastonbury they are helping to change this."


Eliza Doolittle's WaterAid tattoo

Singer Eliza Doolittle said: "I actually had a lot of fun doodle-ing my tattoo design and hope lots of people enjoy wearing it!

"I drew lots of water droplets in and around my tattoo design… where would we be without water?

"I hope lots of people wear my tattoo at Glastonbury this year."




Emmy the Great's Glastonbury tattoo


Songstress Emmy the Great has taken the theme of space as her inspiration: "This is a fun tattoo that represents the adventure of Glastonbury, and the rocket shows the ongoing mission to help some of the world’s poorest people to clean water and sanitation."

As well as performing at the Festival, Emmy will also be using Storify to blog for WaterAid at Glastonbury. You can follow her live blog now at www.wateraid.org/emmy.




WaterAid is one of three official charities to benefit from the Glastonbury Festival which, over the years, has helped thousands of people in the developing world out of poverty by giving them access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.

At the Festival itself, the charity provides around 150 volunteers who help to man the latrines in the King’s Meadow, the famous she-pees (female urinals) and the main WaterAid stand by the Pyramid Stage. Festival goers can pick up their tattoos from any of these sites.

You can follow WaterAid’s festival activities at Glastonbury at www.wateraid.org/glasto, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wateraid or follow @wateraid on Twitter.

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