Morticians Preserve Tattoos of the Dead for Loved Ones
When I first heard about these morticians in Ohio who were cutting the skin off the dead to preserve their tattoos for art, I thought it was pretty gross. After I saw the actual artwork, my mind quickly changed.
According to NBC25, an Ohio father/son duo of morticians figured out a way to memorialize those who have passed away by preserving their tattooed flesh so it can be framed and displayed.
The company is called Save My Ink Forever and its mission is to help carry on a loved one's story. They hope to ensure that the spirit and legacy of your loved ones can live on for generations to come.
The first thing that came to mind was, how in the hell do they do something like this. Well, here's the answer: According to son Kyle Sherwood, the tattoo is surgically cut out of the body within 72 hours of the person passing away, this can be done before or after embalming. Next, the removed inked-flesh is treated with the same dignity and respect as with any funeral preparation process. Finally, the tattooed skin is framed as a wall piece for the family to mount on their wall.
If you have tattoos on your face or nutsack, you're out of luck. This is where they draw the line.
At the end of the day, this is a really cool way to remember a loved one.