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The Painted Bird Tattoo 2
(781) 393-8282
567 Fellsway
Medford, MA
Chromatic Tatoo Studio & Body
(781) 393-5482
365 Main St
Medford, MA
Redemption Tattoo
(617) 576-0097
2094 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
House Of Pain
(617) 387-0034
412 Ferry St
Everett, MA
The Painted Bird Tattoo
(617) 625-8282
622 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA
Chromatic Tatoo Studio && Body
(781) 393-5482
365 Main St
Medford, MA
Bodyart Tatoo Parlor
(781) 350-0120
468A Salem St
Medford, MA
The Kaleidoscope Project Ltd
(617) 441-8287
1791 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Redemption Tattoo
(617) 576-0097
2094 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Tattoo'd Tearz
(617) 889-9609
315 Broadway Fl 2
Chelsea, MA

Memorial tattoos

Memorial Tattoos Memorial Tattoo Designs - We all have occasions in our lives when we want to remember a special person, place, or moment in time. We want to pay tribute to a lost loved one, or mark a journey, or ensure that we never forget a day like 9/11. Tattoos have proven to be a popular medium for paying such a tribute, and it's a practice with a long tradition behind it. Tattoos are striking visual reminders of memories that we seek to permanently preserve. They are the markers and milestones in our personal life histories.

At the turn of the 20th century, over 85% of American soldiers were tattooed in memory of fallen comrades, or in honour of their ships or regiments. In fact, some anthropologists postulate that the origin of tattooing can be linked directly to war. Soldiers returning from the battlefield were proud to show off their scars, so, it was only natural that the marks would be embellished to provide further meaning, grief not the least of which. It's no surprise that these 'R.I.P.' tattoos hold deeper meaning than other designs and symbols.

Memorial Tattoos The memorial tattoo is either an exact representation of the object to be remembered, like a portrait, or else it's a symbolic mark like a name, a date, or a zodiac sign or ' kanji ' icon. It probably all started with the famous ' heart ' tattoo with a ribbon banner through the middle bearing the word 'Mom'. This was popular with servicemen who wanted to remember home and what they were fighting for. Angels and cherubs are often chosen to mark the death of a child. Here's a list of other design elements often found in a memorial tattoo:

� birth and death dates
� zodiac signs
� portraits
� roses, red or white
� stars
� birthstones
� favoured objects of the deceased: an animal, or instrument for example

Memorial Tattoos Sometimes the tattoo is as straightforward as scrolled lettering that informs us of the memorial. In any event, the memorial tattoo is a product of a highly emotional state, and it is wise to give your grief a cooling off period of up to three months in order to chose the best design that's going to help you 'remember' in the long term. It's probably better to chose something that 'celebrates' rather than mourns the loss. That's often not the case in wartime, when tattoo artists are known to work at a frantic pace to meet the demand inspired by a strong emotional charge.

It certainly wasn't the case during the American Civil War - when tattooists plied their trade near the battlefields, moving from North to South and back again, depending upon which way the winds of victory were blowing.

Memorial Tattoos In the aftermath of the 9/11 catastrophe, thousands did not wait long to memorialize the firefighters and other personnel lost in the World Trade Centre. In such situations, memorial tattoos become like gravestones or epitaphs. Other 'in memory of' tattoos honour those who have saved a person's life. These "Hero" memorials are also common tributes to valor,...

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