When you lose someone you will never forget, you can have a permanent commemoration of that person tattooed on your skin. A tattoo of this type is the sign of an unshakable bond, of a love and a respect strong enough to deserve a great gesture.
Many choose traditional tattoo designs to represent their love and memories. Here are some examples of tattoos:
A heart with a ribbon that says MUM, surrounded by a profusion of red roses in full bloom – this is a classic tribute to your mother.
The sentence “Daddy’s Girl” (or “Daddy’s Girl”) under the silhouette of a man walking with a child is also a tribute to a loving father, or a simple “In Loving Memory” with “Dad” written in the center, surrounded by wings of angels and clouds.
The portraits copied from photographs are often tattooed in black and gray tones, decorated with a name surrounded by birds and accompanied by the date of death.
The initials R.I.P, accompanied by the name of the deceased, a heart pierced by a stabbing weapon, an angel with open wings placed above the dates of birth and death or a religious figure, like the Sacred Heart – all these drawings are solemn, respectful and evoke the beloved figure.
However, your choices should not be limited to the classic tribute tattoos, when it comes to personal mourning and the celebration of a life that was dear to you.
Your tattoo will be as special as your relationship with the deceased. Choose carefully the images and words that will evoke your joy at having known it and your grief at having lost it.
Tattoos in memory of a loved one should be placed where you can see them – on the front of your chest, arms, legs, feet, hands or heart – because they are made for you see them.
– A complex tribute work may require a large area of skin such as the whole or the lower back, the whole chest, a full leg or an entire sleeve.
– Black and gray portraits are often placed on the upper arm but can also be tattooed on the back, shoulder or chest.
– Small tattoos, sufficient to activate your memories, should rather be placed on the fingers, hand, wrist, inside of the arm, neck, back of the ear or ankle.