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Tattoos for Benny


Recently, a dear friend and fellow photographer lost her beautiful son.

Benjamin Gary Sherman “Benny”, passed away on March 03, 2015 suddenly at home in Burnsville.

Benny was truly one of a kind. He worked at the movie theater in Burnsville and was the biggest movie buff around. When he wasn’t watching movies or TV he was playing video games and chattin’ people up on Facebook. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a goofy, outgoing, positive dude. We can only hope that he’s walking around heaven and watching an advanced screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Benny had many awesome tattoos and was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. In his honor, we have designed a custom temporary tattoo that borrows a quote from Tolkien. To provide comfort and cheer to the Sherman family, we would like as many people as possible to wear the tattoo to celebrate Benny’s life in the coming weeks and months. If you are so inclined, please post a photo of yourself wearing the tattoo and use the hashtag “TatsForBenny.”


If you would like to participate, you may order as many as you like by clicking “Add to Cart” below and paying via credit card. You do NOT need a PayPal account to check out. The price includes shipping and handling.

Please be sure to include your correct mailing address.

Net proceeds will be donated directly to the Benny Sherman Memorial Fund. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your photos in the coming weeks and months!


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