The passing of a close friend or loved one can be a painful experience. When we lose someone close to us, it’s natural to seek a way to memorialize that person. A tattoo can make a powerful statement and can be a very meaningful way to honor a lost friend.
It can be hard to choose the right design for a memorial tattoo. The design will be a permanent, living monument to someone whom we have lost and the decision should not be taken lightly. Here are just some tattoos to honor a lost friend.
Names & Dates
A simple and popular way to commemorate the dead is by listing that person’s name and the dates of their birth and death. Many chose to include an image or quote that to reflect their deceased loved ones.
A portrait is a very personal way to honor a deceased loved one. Placing an image of their face on your body is a way to forever see that face. Portrait tattoos are quite complex, and require the patience and dedication of a seasoned tattoo artist.
Religious memorial tattoos can be an expression of grief, hope and faith. Images of crucifixes, prayer beads, hands clasped in prayer, angels and doves are popular choices.
Memorial tattoos have long been a way for soldiers to remember their fallen brothers in arms. Images will often include a name along with service rifles, dogtags, symbols of a branch of the military such as the USMC’s Eagle, Globe and Anchor or a particular regiment or unit number.
These three simple letters represent the hope that our loved ones will find peace and comfort after their passing. R.I.P is an enduring symbol that captures the complex emotions surround the death of someone close to us.
Whatever the final decision, it is important to select a tattoo that brings fond memories to honor the passage of a significant person in our lives. The image will be deeply personal and a way to carry that person’s memory with you for the rest of your days.Tags: Arm tattoo