Mother has dead son's ashes tattooed into her skin

by Lawrh
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Mother has dead son's ashes tattooed into her skin 'so he will be with me for the rest of my life' | Mail Online
  • Profile picture of the author davidannie
    What a love for her son.I really don't believe it.Is good to see that your are making tattoo on your skin with your son's ashes.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    That's pretty sick. I can understand about losing her son, but I can't she would tattoo herself with her son ashes.

    Mrs Mordue also hopes the tattoo will highlight the dangers of drugs and the damage they inflict on society.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonybruno
    yeah I too think It is sick, I mean there are other ways to remember her son.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonybruno
    who knows, she must have felt that it is the right thing to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    There are a lot of people who do that. Honestly, if I would lose one of my kids I would do it too. I don't think there is anything sick about it. The ashes are added to the regular tattoo ink which is then used to create the tattoo.

    Everyone takes their memories with them in their own way, and I think this is a great way to do it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ride_the_lightning
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        • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
          I'm surprised at the people who think this is so extreme.

          Keith Richards claims to have snorted his father's ashes... makes an ash-tattoo seem pretty tame in comparison.
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          • Profile picture of the author Linda Sweetfield
            No thats pretty strange, I can appreciate the woman is in grief but there is just something a bit off about that.

            Keith Richards We know its early or late when we are using Keef as our yardstick for normality lol
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            • Profile picture of the author Kay King
              I have the same reaction to this as I did to the women on a TV show who proudly display her ring set with a "stone" that was made from her son's ashes. I would consider it disrespectful to my son.

              Keith Richards snorted everything - modeling him has never been a goal.
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              • Profile picture of the author HeySal
                Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                I have the same reaction to this as I did to the women on a TV show who proudly display her ring set with a "stone" that was made from her son's ashes. I would consider it disrespectful to my son.

                Keith Richards snorted everything - modeling him has never been a goal.

                Kay - I did an article on that subject a few years back for my newsletter.
                For those that don't know about it - you can have the ashes turned into gemstones - depending on the chemicals in the body at death the stone will be varied shades of blue or yellow - they were working on pinks back then so probably can do that now, too.

                Of course, being part of the gem hunting community - I am not adverse to this idea at all - but there are many considerations when you do something with someone's body after death.

                The first of those is how the PERSON would feel about the use of their body. If the person wouldn't want something done - don't do it. I, myself, detest the idea of burial and wish to be cremated and scattered from a mountain top. I would not be adverse to having some of those ashes turned to gems, though. Other people can't imagine anything but burial.

                Another consideration is how what you are doing will make another in your life feel. How would Husband number 2 feel if you had husband 1 on your finger 24/7 -- that could be very eerie at the very least.

                What happens if you turn a loved one into a gemstone and lose it?

                If the person who died was okay with something and it isn't going to cause disruptions, I don't see anything wrong with anything outside of stuffing bodies and putting them on display (now that's too far) if it will bring true comfort to the still living. The process should definitely be approved before death though.

                Of course - when we speak of gemstones, this process can be done while the person is still living using some of their hair and I think that it might be a better practice if you are going to make a gemstone of someone to do it while they are still alive -- the same principal is involved but it seems the memory would be much less disturbing to others and more comforting to the person with the gemstone in the long run.

                I wish I had a gemstone of Munchie.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Well, this doesn't seem one way or the other to me. I think I started getting immune
    to things people do after Angelina Jolie and what's his name had vials of the other's
    blood hanging from their necks. If that's true. Probably is.

    Nothing seems too far out there, anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author ledbeauty
      How terrible it is! I can understand her feeling but I can not accept her behavior.
      Also read another news that a man missed his wife so much that he casted his wife's dead body into statue, and sleeps with it every night!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeHoward
    @HeySal - Do you have more information about the science behind turning ashes into gemstones? I'm fascinated by the idea (maybe a little horrified as well)
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by JoeHoward View Post

      @HeySal - Do you have more information about the science behind turning ashes into gemstones? I'm fascinated by the idea (maybe a little horrified as well)
      They use the carbon from the ashes and just replicate the process used to make cubic zirconium.

      If I remember rightly, the website is www.lifegems.com
      It's close if not so just google it if that doesn't work. I don't have time to browse through my newsletter archives.

      It is very strange, but kind of neat, too. I would rather have a ring made from the hair of the living - same thing in the long run but not as eerie to think about. But I know if I had been able to afford it, I would cherish a stone of my last dog.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        They use the carbon from the ashes and just replicate the process used to make cubic zirconium.

        If I remember rightly, the website is www.lifegems.com
        It's close if not so just google it if that doesn't work. I don't have time to browse through my newsletter archives.

        It is very strange, but kind of neat, too. I would rather have a ring made from the hair of the living - same thing in the long run but not as eerie to think about. But I know if I had been able to afford it, I would cherish a stone of my last dog.
        I disagree. A ring made out of somebody else's hair, living or dead, is WAY more creepy.

        As far as a tattoo with ashes mixed into the ink goes, well I think tattoos are bad, regardless of what goes into them.

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        • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
          I wonder how many Lifegems customers are Voodoo practitioners...
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeHoward
    Thanks! I will check that site out.

    I'd add a "Thanks" to you, but I don't see where to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    That seems really creepy. I am sure she loves her son, but this is taking it too far.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    That's ... just ... creepy. :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Megan Elizabeth
    I think that's very sentimental! I don't find anything wrong with that at all! So a woman who gets a tattoo in memory of her dead son, that includes his ashes is somehow worse than a woman just getting a ridiculous tattoo that has no sentimental value? If I were to ever get a tattoo it would be in loving memory of my father. If that tattoo helps that mother cope with the death of her son, helps her feel him and carry on, by all means let her!! I have heard it is one of the worst things to endure as a parent and as a human being, burying your children.
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  • Profile picture of the author rijo
    WOW! I think their is a better way to remember her son. that's just to weird
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Note to my mother: In the event I pass before you please remember me fondly and please feel free to do whatever you would like with my ashes as I'll have no use for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizfox
    can't she keep the ashes in a pendant or something?

    without having to get it tatooed?
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  • Profile picture of the author asherjones
    If the news was like "Mum has got one simple tattoo to remember her dead son", I think it would me more admirable. Mixing ash....it just does not seem good...it makes ink bad.
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