Do Tattoos Help People Get Over The Loss Of A Loved One

August 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

It has became fairly popular and a lot more common for people who have lost a loved one or a dear friend to get something tattooed on their body in remembrance of that person. Whether it be a picture of them something they drew or even their name. To my surprise, I have found out that memorial tattoos as they are called are lot more popular than one may think. One tattoo artists claim that 20 to 30% of his business is memorial tattoos. Of course it is being reported that most of the clients that get these memorial tattoo are teenagers and young adults

As you can imagine several Psychologists don’t recommend this form of healing to a lot of people. They claim that it can help a particular person with the grieving process but later on in life they might regret their impulse decision to get this memorial tattoo of theirs. And if it is something that you are dead set on you need to put a lot of thought and consideration into it.

Lenny Welch a tattoo artist, who runs Addicted 2 Tattoos on North Florida Avenue, had this to say about memorial tattoos

“It gives a person something to look at. It keeps a memory alive. They don’t want to forget them, and they think it does them honor when they put something permanent on their bodies

I personally think if an individual wants to get a tattoo to remind them of a loved one they should, especially if it will help them grieve the loss of that person. After all people get tattoos from themselves not for other people. So who cares what these Psychologists think anyways.

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