Ash Tattoos – A Special Kind of Memorial Tattoo
Let’s start the New Year off with a charming story about first tattoos, family bonds, future Christmas traditions? , and ash tattoos for a beloved departed family member. My dear friend Katie is an unbelievably sweet person – the kind of niceness that highlights my inner evil and makes me feel like a cheap Disney villain every time I am around her. Seriously. I’m pretty sure she has small birds flying around her head and small woodland creatures trailing her through the grocery store.
Katie is a big fan of my ongoing tattoos and is always excited to hear about what I have going on. It is great to have a friend that will freak out when you text them and you say you just booked an appointment with Teresa Sharpe. A tattoo friend who gets you is important and Katie is that person. So I was beyond thrilled when Katie casually dropped that she was finally getting her first tattoo!
Here are her thoughtful answer to my eager questions plus some great pictures. Thank you Katie! Welcome to Club Tattoo – your dad would be so proud!
Tattoo Tourist: I understand you had some of your dad’s ashes worked into the ink of your tattoo. Was it a challenge to find an artist willing to ash tattoos? Did other family members also have memorial ash tattoos done?