The loss of a loved one and other significant emotional events can leave a permanent impression. A tattoo, a permanent impression in the skin, is a great way to capture all the feelings encompassed in this type of loss and memorialise the person or event that spawned such emotion. Design your own memorial tattoo and celebrate a lost life.
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Decide who or what you intend to memorialise with your tattoo. For example, memorialise a deceased love one or a specific event.
Wait until you have given yourself time to go through the grieving process before you decide upon a design, in order to prevent yourself from going with a design you might later regret.
Brainstorm a design that celebrates--and not mourns--the loss. Your tattoo will be permanent and--unless you want to undergo expensive tattoo removal process--you won't want to get sad every time you look at your tattoo. For example, if you wish to design a tattoo that memorialises those killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, consider a design with hopeful images as opposed to those evocative of the actual attacks.
Decide upon the manner in which you wish to memorialise with your tattoo. For example, if you wish to memorialise a deceased father, get a portrait of him or a symbol that represents his life, such as a baseball glove if he was a baseball fan. Or do both.
Include symbolic images into your memorial tattoo. For example, if a person you wish to memorialise was Christian, incorporate a cross into the design.
Incorporate specific elements into your design, such as names and dates. For example, you might include a deceased loved one's birthday and date of death along with his name or initials.
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