When a loved one passes away, we are overcome with grief and begin to remember all the moments we have shared with that person.
We can place a photo somewhere visible in our home and we can also get a grief tattoo.
In today’s post, we will tell you why a memorial tattoo or grief tattoo can help you overcome grief in a faster and less painful way.
Grief tattoos that are footprints
When a person dies, he or she leaves an indelible mark on our soul.
We will no longer have that person physically among us and that causes us deep pain.
The most important thing to remember is that we can keep the memory alive if we want to.
And a nice way to make this possible is with a grief tattoo to honor someone´s legacy.
Why getting a tattoo is helpful in the grieving process?
Several studies of professionals in mental health have proven that a memorial tattoo can help in the grief recovery process.
This is because getting a grief tattoo with the memory of our loved ones will make us feel them close to us.
The most important memories are the ones we carry in our memory; however, the most beautiful memories are the ones we keep alive day by day through actions.
Getting a grief tattoo is honoring the memory and legacy of a person.
It is to carry with us forever a piece of that person, now transformed into a design that we will tattoo on our skin.
Ideas for grief tattoos that are like a footprint
A tattoo is a drawing that will remain forever on our skin, that is why it is so important that we choose well what we want to get tattooed so that we do not regret it later.
A memorial tattoo is very personal, and the design will depend on the relationship and memories you have had with that person.
You can capture a favorite memory of that person or a phrase, you may select a nickname or a number that reflects an important date.
You can also tattoo his or her pet’s face or that person’s face in 3D, here you can see 55 unusual and creative 3D tattoos.
That is why we say that a memorial tattoo is also like a footprint, because having on your skin a memory of your loved one, is like an imprint that person has left on you.
Mixed feelings after getting a grief tattoo
There is a high probability that after getting a tattoo in honor of a loved one, you will experience mixed feelings of sadness, nostalgia, anger as well as peace and love.
You may also have dreams about that person, this is normal and is part of the grieving process.
if you want to know why you are dreaming of a loved one who has passed away, we invite you to read one of our posts, Dreaming of a dead person being alive meaning
Whatever the case, be patient as you go through a grieving process, you will soon find the peace you need and if you start remembering the beautiful moments shared instead of regretting what you can no longer change, it would be easier.
Did you know that is even possible to create tattoos with cremation ashes?
This kind of tattoo is also called a ritual tattoo or a commemorative tattoo.
There are many possibilities to keep the memory of a special person with you every day for the rest of your life.
The most important thing is to keep in our hearts the memory of the best moments shared and to understand that life is to be born and to die, it is a natural process that at some point will come to all of us.
Do you know someone who is going through a grieving process and who might find this information useful?
Share this post with that person and maybe he or she will find it a good idea to get a grief tattoo.
By Mónica Chacín
About the Author:
Mónica Chacín, SEO Copywriting specialist and author of a book of reflections and poetry known as “Serendipia de sueños” www.monic
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