Manchester officials begin to identify dead

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 14:16:22-04

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (CNN) – Some people are showing solidarity with the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing by getting tattoos of a bee.

The bee is a traditional symbol of the city, representing a “hive of activity.” Now, it’s a symbol of those lost, of strength and of the city’s unity.

The idea was started by a tattoo artist who wanted to raise money for the victims and their families. He asked people to donate about $60 before getting a tattoo.

Customers stood in line for hours to get their tattoos.

The idea caught on, and now people in the United States and other countries are jumping on the bandwagon.

The original tattoo artist has already raised more than $38,000.

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