Turning a dead recitative tattoo into a work of art is a thing now

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Save My Ink Forever is a US-based company that turns tattoos of deceased people into permanent works of art.
  • The company modifies the chemical structure of the skin which allows the tattoos to be preserved. They also work with many private funeral homes in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Once the original tattoo is received, the art is prepared over a three month period.

We remember our loved ones in different ways after they pass away. Their memories are revisited through photographs, videos, or by preserving things that belonged to them.

The most basic assets like a pen, watch, notepad or folder can evoke emotional memories of a deceased family member or friend.

Some possessions are powerful emotional objects because they define or are part of a person’s life.

Although preserving the possessions and possessions of deceased people is an age-old custom for millions of people around the world, some have not started preserving tattoos of deceased relatives with the intention of making them art.

Save My Ink Forever is a US-based company that turns tattoos of deceased people into permanent works of art.

The company modifies the chemical structure of the skin which allows the tattoos to be preserved. They also work with many private funeral homes in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Once the original tattoo is received, the art is prepared over a three month period. This takes time as Kyle Sherwood, Tattoo Preservation Specialist and COO, does all the necessary touch-ups and additions.

“Once the recovery process is complete, the family can expect to receive their loved one’s framed tattoo art within 3 months. Our framing artist will match a frame as best as possible to the style of the tattoo, along with a glass Museum quality UV. Pricing is based on the size of the tattoo,” the website explains.

Here is an example of their work:

The company further explained that a family can ask their funeral home/crematorium to provide our services, adding that they work with each funeral home.

“People who want this done, in essence, it’s their funeral ceremony. It means more to them than a church service. The gratitude of the families when they get the piece and they’re like “Oh my God, you know, I feel like they’re here, I’ve seen this tattoo everyday and now I have a piece of that person with me,” Sherwood told Vice.a

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