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Every week we get lots of custom tattoo requests. One of the most meaningful requests we get is the memorial tattoo. We've gotten quite a few more memorial requests than usual with the new year. The new year brings new resolutions and hopes but also the memories of past times and loved ones who are not with us anymore. The memorial tattoo request may be for people who have recently passed or who have long gone from this plane. This type of tattoo is not a flash in the pan or impulse decision. This is something that represents the life and spirit of a loved one and should take some time to get just right.
Many memorials are custom created to honor parents who have passed. Portraits are of course an obvious choice to make a memorial tattoo for your mom or dad very special and unique. A favorite photo of them, especially a photo taken during happy times, can evoke beautiful emotions. Other ideas for a mother or father tattoo are names and dates with nice lettering. There is always the standby old school style heart with "Mom" or "Dad." Other ideas that are even more personal include using the mother's favorite flowers and colors. If the father had a beloved hobby, such as fishing, his biggest catch could be incorporated into the tattoo. Was she or he a teacher? Maybe some of his favorite books. The more personal the details the more unique and special this memorial will be.
One of the saddest and most emotionally charged memorial tattoos are those to honor a child who has passed. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, yet it happens everyday to good people. A child memorial tattoo deserves the most respect and care possible. Our artists know how to create a memorial with sensitivity to our clients. Many of them have experience creating memorial tattoos for their personal clients. Some of them are parents themselves. A couple of our artists have been through the loss of a child. It is very special for them to be able to work on these and to help the parents grieve and heal through their custom memorial tattoo. Ideas for children are names and birthdates, handprints or footprints, portraits, angel wings, or a personal loved item like a teddy bear.
Have a loved one that has passed away? Been trying to figure out what to get as a memorial tattoo to honor them? Post a request and our talented and compassionate artists will walk you through, step by step, and create a tattoo that you will love for the rest of your life.
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