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Joshua Carlton Cancer Fund

Our World Famous Family member, Joshua Carlton has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and we want to support him in his fight! We are calling upon all of our family, friends, artists and supporters to join us!

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help support Joshua, his wife Nichole and their two children in their fight. World Famous and the Body Art Alliance will MATCH that $25,000, bringing the total donation to $50,000!

Please join us in supporting Joshua as he continues his fight to BEAT CANCER!

Joshua Carlton has been tattooing for almost 30 years. He was one of the early pioneers who pushed the boundaries of what could be done in modern tattooing. Joshua has produced multiple videos on his techniques as well as written a best selling book ‘Advanced Tattooing Techniques; A Guide to Realism’ and is best known today for his high contrast realism work. Joshua has always believed in helping his fellow artist and has always upheld the motto 'A Rising Tide Raises All Ships.'

Aside from tattooing, Joshua is also a musician. He played guitar is his band Chiaroscuro from 2008-2011, then joined This Patch of Sky after he moved to Oregon in 2011. He is also an oil painter, focusing on subject matter in the same dark surrealistic vein as his tattoo style. He has been with his wife Nichole for 19 years. Together they have two children, Penelope who is 16 and Elliot who is 11.

Recently Joshua was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It is considered stage three as it has affected one nearby lymph node. Joshua will be undergoing six weeks of chemo and radiation as well as a major surgery, called an esophagectomy, eight weeks after the treatments. The surgery consists of removing two-thirds of his esophagus as well as a third of his stomach then constructing a new esophagus with part of his remaining stomach. The expected recovery from the surgery is another 8 weeks. Joshua will not be able to work through treatment and recovery, as his immune system will be too compromised for the close contact that tattooing requires, and it causes extreme lethargy. Although we hope it is not the case, sometimes the specific treatment he will be receiving can also cause neuropathy of the hands and feet.

Although it is a long road ahead, Joshua is determined to persevere.

Joshua Carlton Cancer Fund

Our World Famous Family member, Joshua Carlton has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and we want to support him in his fight! We are calling upon all of our family, friends, artists and supporters to join us!

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help support Joshua, his wife Nichole and their two children in their fight. World Famous and the Body Art Alliance will MATCH that $25,000, bringing the total donation to $50,000!

Please join us in supporting Joshua as he continues his fight to BEAT CANCER!

Joshua Carlton has been tattooing for almost 30 years. He was one of the early pioneers who pushed the boundaries of what could be done in modern tattooing. Joshua has produced multiple videos on his techniques as well as written a best selling book ‘Advanced Tattooing Techniques; A Guide to Realism’ and is best known today for his high contrast realism work. Joshua has always believed in helping his fellow artist and has always upheld the motto 'A Rising Tide Raises All Ships.'

Aside from tattooing, Joshua is also a musician. He played guitar is his band Chiaroscuro from 2008-2011, then joined This Patch of Sky after he moved to Oregon in 2011. He is also an oil painter, focusing on subject matter in the same dark surrealistic vein as his tattoo style. He has been with his wife Nichole for 19 years. Together they have two children, Penelope who is 16 and Elliot who is 11.

Recently Joshua was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It is considered stage three as it has affected one nearby lymph node. Joshua will be undergoing six weeks of chemo and radiation as well as a major surgery, called an esophagectomy, eight weeks after the treatments. The surgery consists of removing two-thirds of his esophagus as well as a third of his stomach then constructing a new esophagus with part of his remaining stomach. The expected recovery from the surgery is another 8 weeks. Joshua will not be able to work through treatment and recovery, as his immune system will be too compromised for the close contact that tattooing requires, and it causes extreme lethargy. Although we hope it is not the case, sometimes the specific treatment he will be receiving can also cause neuropathy of the hands and feet.

Although it is a long road ahead, Joshua is determined to persevere.