A local tattoo artist is going for a place in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Chip Thomas of Chip's Custom Tat2 in Roanoke has set out to try and break the record for tattooing non-stop.

The current record is 48 hours and 2 minutes straight without pausing, but Chip says he's aiming for 48 minutes and 24 seconds.

"I picked those numbers because Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson," Thomas joked, in the middle of his work, "It was easy."

It's all for a good cause as well. 

Chip's Custom Tat2 is tattooing small cancer ribbons for $30 each. They also have airbrush artists painting ribbons on adults for $20 and children for $10. In addition to that, they're collecting toys for children in cancer wards.

100% of the money they make from this is going to cancer charities.

Two-thirds will go to the American Cancer Society, while one-third will go to TEAM KIKA, an organization for a woman from Illinois battling cancer now.

It's quite personal for Chip, as his friend is the person TEAM KIKA is raising money for; a woman currently fighting the disease.

"My friend that's got colon cancer, she's just gone through five days of chemo, then she went through surgery," Thomas says, "Everything she's gone through, just in the last ten days is way worse than what I've got to do."

Chi's Custom Tat2 is located on 2908 Williamson Rd NW, in Roanoke.