A Mother’s Love

Kim Mordue of Llanelli, Wales lost her son, he died after taking the drug GHB. The grieving mother decided on a very different way of memorializing him. Lloyd, the son, was cremated then his mother had his ashes mixed with tattoo ink and had three tattoos put on her back. The artwork was done by her husband, Lloyd's father, Dave the owner of a tattoo parlor. Kim says, " I've put Lloyd back where he started -- he's in my body again". Somehow both disquieting and touching at the same time.
     Posted By: patty - Mon Jun 21, 2010

more disquieting than touching i think though. i just keep thinking infection and contamination.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/21/10 at 10:10 PM
I've met only two Welshmen in my life and, judging by them, this really ain't <<<THAT>>> weird.

Here's a pic: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3022942/Mums-ashes-tattoo-tribute.html

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/21/10 at 10:26 PM
thanks for the link w/pic expat. 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/21/10 at 10:37 PM
Cremation ashes are sterile and having them mixed in tattoo ink is apparently not that unusual. Just be glad she wasn't this hung up on Fluffy or Rex...
Posted by Nethie on 06/22/10 at 02:58 PM
In the comics community, this incident is famous: author ashes used to print a comic,

Posted by Paul on 06/22/10 at 03:08 PM
very cool! and i get the honor of having paul comment on one of my stories! thank you paul.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/22/10 at 08:51 PM
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