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veganerd

Jan 24, 13 8:31

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anyone have any examples of memorial tattoos that arent cheesy looking?

my daughter recently told me that she wants to get a tattoo to memorialize her mom. i told her that if she still wants it in 3 years then i would buy it for her on her 18th birthday.

i suggested she come up with something far in advance to make sure she could live with the design forever. she wants my help to come up with something so i thought i would hit you brainiacs up for some ideas.

lets hear them .

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bcart1991

Jan 24, 13 8:40

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My sister and I are supposed to get matching pink ribbon tattoos to commemorate our mother's surviving breast cancer. We haven't yet, been to busy.
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Old Hickory

Jan 24, 13 8:43

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Does this count?




joerigg

Jan 24, 13 8:48

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A few ideas:
  • http://pinterest.com/emembrance/memorial-tattoos/
  • type in Google "memorial tattoo designs for women" or "tattoo to remember mom" and select images to get an idea of what others have done.
  • Also, you daughter can bring in images that remind her of her mom and give to the artist. The tattoo artist can come up with a custom design that combines the visuals.

Make sure you take the time to look through the tattoo artists portfolio and don't feel pressure if they give you a design and are not feeling it.


randymar

Jan 24, 13 9:29

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Old Hickory wrote:
Does this count?

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Garry

Jan 24, 13 9:32

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bcart1991 wrote:
My sister and I are supposed to get matching pink ribbon tattoos to commemorate our mother's surviving breast cancer. We haven't yet, been to busy.

I think that's a great idea. Seen quite a few working with cancer patients and lots of younger women with breast ca. They come back in with a family member for a follow up and show the tat. It always makes me smile


Paddywhack

Jan 24, 13 10:20

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What ever happened to the picture in the wallet?


veganerd

Jan 24, 13 10:25

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Paddywhack wrote:
What ever happened to the picture in the wallet?

tattoos have been around for millenia longer than photos in wallets.

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Paddywhack

Jan 24, 13 10:39

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Just don't send her to this guy,




sphere

Jan 24, 13 10:43

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You may want to start with a google search of memorial tattoos, with her present. I'm guessing the overwhelming majority will look unflattering to her. Then remind her that tattoos are, essentially, for life.

A former classmate had a pink ribbon, of appropriate scale and anatomical placement, on her left foot, memorializing her mother. It looked very nice, and covered up anytime she wore shoes (with the exception of sandals). Scale, placement and orientation relative to anatomy, and concealability are huge factors to consider.

And pick something unique, other than the usual date & name routine. Something specific to her, or their relationship, that mostly conceal the fact that it's a tribute tattoo. Subtlety over the truck rear window sticker approach, if you know what I mean.

Edit: it should go without saying, but NEVER get a portrait. Ever.



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ohioclyde

Jan 24, 13 16:46

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I haven't gotten it yet but when I eventually do I will post a pic. The tattoo will be of St. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, and will likely incorporate my children's names. A tribute to my mother who passed away in October of 2010 from cancer. She wore a medallion of St. Christopher my grandmother gave her for as long as I can remember. She gave me one when I was young.

Memorial tattoos, more than any other tattoo, are deeply personal in meaning to the wearer yet subject to the same criticism as any other. If she finds a particular genre she likes, such as portrait, then seek out those who specialize in that particular type. For every genre there are several who are revered as experts. Look at Kat Von D's portraiture work, it's amazing. Of course she is a pop culture icon now, but he work stands on its own.

Given the special meaning of such a tattoo a trip to an artist who specializes in that type of work make it that much more special. Be prepared to spend $150-$200/hr for good custom work. And it is customary to tip in addition to the price of the art. When it comes to tattoo art you get what you pay for, invest the money in a good artist and she will wear a piece of art she is likely to be happy with forever.


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Duffy

Jan 24, 13 18:03

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Duffy

Jan 24, 13 18:05

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Ok, now the real advice.

Is there a flower that her mom liked? A symbol of some sort? Something like that.

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Duffy

Jan 24, 13 18:07

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Did she like cats?



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veganerd

Jan 24, 13 18:11

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Duffy wrote:
Ok, now the real advice.

Is there a flower that her mom liked? A symbol of some sort? Something like that.

Her moms middle name was rose. Also her favorite flower. She doesnt want to be another girl with a rose tattoo though.

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gj

Jan 24, 13 18:16

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A traditional "Sailor Jerry" style sparrow is a typical but, IMO, timeless memorial tattoo. Chrysanthemums are considered a memorial flower and if done correctly, they can look fantastic. That said, anything can be a memorial tattoo—sometimes just the act of getting a tattoo makes you remember and can give a sense of closure. Tattoo posts are always tricky because usually within a few responses you get people who would never get a tattoo complaining about how tattoos are lame, too permanent, or will leave you with regrets. I have had my tattoos for nearly 15 years now and I love all of them—plan to get another one later this year. Some commemorate a special time in my life while others are just because I wanted one.
My advice when it gets closer, get some tattoo magazines and go to someone whose work really means something to you. People don't regret tattoos, they regret bad tattoos. Bad tattoos look good the first week you get them, but then deteriorate quite quickly. The worst tattoos look crappy from the moment you get them and just get worse. If you live in a big city, you may have an easier finding someone who is really good. Don't take the advice of any random friends who have tattoos—look at a lot of tattoos before you decide what kind and who you want tattooing you. For my first tattoo, I had no idea what could be done because I saw so many crappy tattoos so I ended up just going to the local shop that everyone ranted and raved about. That tattoo is special because it was my first, but it is my least favorite one artistically. After that I really did my homework and didn't limit myself to the local scratchers and really looked for people that I considered real artists. Remember, once its there, it is there forever. I recommend going to a custom shop rather than just getting a piece of flash off the wall..again $100-$200 an hour is typical.For a woman, consider the placement of the tattoo and ask yourself if the tattooer has a style you like. For example, some women have very feminine pretty tattoos and look fantastic on them while in the hands of a lesser artist, they end up looking cheap, masculine, or too bold. The arm seems like a great idea because it seems coverable, but then when your 30 and need to go to a formal work event that might require a dress...pretty soon you are limited on the dresses you might be able to wear.

Here are some examples of artists that I would consider highly and might give you some ideas:

http://black13tattoo.com/...rtist=amandaleadman/
http://www.tomrenshaw.com
http://www.plurabella.com/tattoos/

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JSA

Jan 24, 13 18:17

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veganerd wrote:
Duffy wrote:
Ok, now the real advice.

Is there a flower that her mom liked? A symbol of some sort? Something like that.


Her moms middle name was rose. Also her favorite flower. She doesnt want to be another girl with a rose tattoo though.

Well, here you go:


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TheRef65

Jan 25, 13 6:58

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My mom passed away from Huntington's Disease and I got the logo for HDSA and am going to have some writing put on as well. This was done to honor my mother and raise awareness of HD.

My daughter is getting a tattoo of a daisy which was my mom's favorite flower.
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