Memorial Tattoos

A memorial tattoo is the most intensely personal tattoo a person can get. It’s a permanent tribute to a person, pet or sometimes even an event that was very special and you want your memorial to be the best it can be. They can be done in a variety of colors and techniques, whether you choose to get a classic one, or a more abstract design, this type of tattoo can be the ultimate memorial. And as with any tattoo, they deserve much consideration before undergoing.

There are several designs of memorial tattoo that you can choose to expressing your feeling about the memories. And portraits are the most straightforward memorial tattoos as they are simply a picture copied onto your skin, detail for detail. However, they are also one of the most difficult styles and should only be done by a very skilled artist. Traditional tattoos are black and gray, though color can be used to highlight certain features and give a more life-like appearance. A portrait tattoo should ideally be placed on a flat surface of your skin and might need to cover a large area in order to show all the detail. Then, think of some advice or other sound byte synonymous with your passed loved one. chances are there are many, but try to choose the most meaningful. Depending on the length of the script (be it one word or several sentences) the tattoo can be placed almost anywhere on your body. Some fonts are more extravagant than others and may require more space to show adequate detail.

Another options for a memorial tattoo is dates or initials. Important dates or your passed loved one’s initials can be added to any of the previous ideas or simply portrayed on their own. There are literally hundred of fonts and styles to choose from when considering a scripted tattoo, ranging from extremely simple to almost illegibly over-the-top. The size and location on your body is dependent on the detail and length of the script. A tattoo in memory of someone may just be the most personal body art you ever get. The design you choose should reflect your feelings about the person you are remembering or highlight the individual’s unique characteristics in some way. From the design to placement, make sure you go over every detail with your artist before you begin. After all, a memorial tattoo is a very personal and permanent way to commemorate the life of someone special.