‘Memorial tattoos’ help the bereaved remember lost loved ones



‘Memorial tattoos’ help the bereaved remember lost loved ones

One woman’s tattoo was on her ankle — it helped her stand. Another had ink running down her shoulder — it was a reminder of who had her back. Some chose wrists or forearms, so everyone could see it. These are the stories of people with “memorial tattoos” — reminders of lost loved ones etched beneath the skin. Deborah Davidson, a professor of sociology at York University, has compiled an online gallery of pictures and stories that offers a glimpse of the phenomenon. Davidson says all kinds of people get memorial tattoos: old and young, people with lots of [...]

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