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Raleigh Man Plans To Be Tattooed For Charity

Posted February 9, 2005 11:35 a.m. EST

— A Raleigh man is turning his body into a canvas for charity.

Jim Burris is letting his sons, Mike and Atom, tattoo his entire body -- everything but his face. They want to raise $10 million to feed hungry children and for medical research.

The family is talking to companies about sponsoring Jim's whole-body tattoo, which will be done in stages.

Burris' family says the tattoos will be like fine art, telling a story about the world and the beautiful people in it.