Tattoo Ideas for a Memorial

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Tattoo Ideas for a Memorial
There are different styles of tattoes you can use as a memorial. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When remembering a loved one who has passed on, everyone acts in a different way. Some individuals hold in their emotions, while others find it difficult to move past. Others like to imprint a remembrance of the individual directly onto their skin with a tattoo. If you are looking to add a memorial tattoo to your body there are a few different ideas you can take into consideration.


Have the individual's name written on your body. It doesn't matter how large or small the name is, or the style of text. Having the person's name written on your body is enough to serve as a memorial.


Tattoo an image of the individual on your body. Find your favourite image of the person and take it to a skilled tattoo artist. You may want to see the artist's rendition of your photograph before having it tattooed on your body, as some may just not have the skill set required to re-create an accurate-looking image of the individual.

Verse or Quote

Did the individual have a favourite quote or saying? If so, you may want to tattoo this information onto your body. When picking out a text make sure it is easily read, as tight-fitting text (such as cursive) is eventually going to fade together, making it harder to read.


Your friend or family member who passed away may have had a favourite design, picture or artefact in his room that always reminded you of him. Perhaps he always drew with a specific pen or always wore a shirt with a logo on it. You may want to have this image tattooed onto you. It probably doesn't consist of any text so there is less of a chance for misspellings and errors.

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