In Loving Memory: Memorial R.I.P. Tattoos

A quote from my grandmother's journal, written while she was fighting a losing battle with breast cancer. The tattoo is in her handwriting.
A quote from my grandmother's journal, written while she was fighting a losing battle with breast cancer. The tattoo is in her handwriting.

Remembrance Tattoos

When I lost a very dear friend at the shockingly young age of twenty-six, I started thinking about getting a tattoo to honor her memory. Just after her funeral, I came across a sheet of loose leaf paper stuffed absentmindedly in a random notebook. It must have been from the summer we were fifteen, vacationing with her family in North Carolina. It was a page she had copied down from the 1970s bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull and it said, in her handwriting, "You have the freedom to be yourself—your true self—here and now, and nothing can stand in your way."

I thought how great it would be to replicate that in tattoo form, though I never ended up doing it. Then, after my grandmother died from breast cancer, I found a journal she began when she was first diagnosed. There are only a handful of entries: The last one, dated about a month before her liver started failing and she lost her ability to write, says: "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." Two years after she passed, I got that quote tattooed on my forearm, in her handwriting. Having a tattoo in her handwriting may not make sense or have meaning to anyone except me, but I hold it extremely close to my heart.

There are a lot of ways to design a memorial tattoo. Below, you will find many ideas, designs, and styles that I came across in my research.

Scroll down to find memorial tattoos...

  • that include names and dates
  • that incorporate hearts
  • with a portrait
  • that are religious
  • ones that say "R.I.P"
  • to remember a beloved pet
  • other ways to design a unique memorial tattoo.

Memorial Tattoos that Include Names & Dates

The simplest and most direct way of honoring a loved one who has passed is by listing his or her name and/or the dates of birth and death. Whether it's a small grandma scrawled in soft script on your shoulder blade or a full back piece with first name, middle name, last name, date of birth, date of death, and an accompanying quote and meaningful image, this type of memorial tattoo will always be popular.

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"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

"In Loving Memory" Tattoo with Hearts

When you lose someone you love, you feel like your heart is breaking. Even after time has passed and the wound begins to heal, you still feel like a chunk of your heart is missing, like there's a hole that can never be filled. Perhaps that is why so many people opt for a simple or elaborate heart tattoo as a memorial—to ink on the skin what they can't feel in the flesh.

"To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."

Winged Heart Tattoos

One variation of the standard heart tattoo is the winged heart. It combines, I suppose, the elements of love and angels (or heaven). Depending on your pesonal religious beliefs, a tattoo of this type can represent the idea that your loved one has now earned her wings and is with the other angels, watching over you from the other side. It could also mean that love is the only thing that gives you wings, or that love lifts you up where you belong.

"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." —Khalil Gibran

Memorial Tattoo Portraits

As I mentioned in my article on Tattoo Ideas: Portraits, getting a portrait tattoo is often a very moving and emotional experience, one that is amplified even more when the portrait tattoo is intended to honor a loved one who has passed away. Portrait tattoos are quite complex and require the patience and dedication of a seasoned tattoo artist who pays attention to detail and hopefully has a good deal of experience with this specialized type of artwork.

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

Religious Memorial Tattoos

These designs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the most common images is that of a cross or crucifix, either with or without the loved one's name or birth/death dates printed in a banner wrapped around the cross. Praying hands, particularly praying hands clutching a rosary (if you're of the Catholic faith), are also seen frequently. Angels are sometimes depicted looking down from heaven, smiling, or even hugging a tombstone.

"Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity."—Terri Guillemets

R.I.P. Tattoos

Finally, the last type is the simply stated, oldest sentiment in the book: R.I.P., which stands for requiescat in pace (in Latin) or rest in peace. This is, after all, our greatest hope. We pray that our loved ones who suffered through sickness, heartache, or depression, are now in a place where they can hurt no longer. We hope that they have found peace as they watch over those they left behind on earth. We hope that they are not dead, only resting before they find another womb to grow in, and come back to us so that we may meet again—if not in this life, then certainly in the next.

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"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever."

Remembering a Pet with a Tattoo

Sometimes, the loved one who dies is not a human at all, and the death of a beloved pet can be excruciatingly painful. A tattoo is a wonderful way to keep your friend by your side forever.


Other Ways to Design a Unique Memorial Tattoo

  • If you can find something they wrote--even their signature—you can incorporate their handwriting.
  • If there was something that person loved especially—like baking cupcakes, or surfing, or their favorite flower—using that in the design can add meaning.
  • If there was a personal joke between you or a word or a song that was particularly meaningful in your relationship, consider it as part of the design.
  • Use their name as a design. Think of interesting ways you can bend, stretch, or shape the name into a meaningful symbol.

Remember, the design doesn't have to make sense or have meaning for anyone but you.

What do you think?

What type of memorial tattoo do you like best?

  • One that includes their name and important dates.
  • One that incorporates hearts or other symbols.
  • I like a portrait.
  • I want a tattoo to convey my religious beliefs.
  • I think R.I.P. says it all.
  • I prefer a unique and personal design.
  • All of the above!
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Comments 488 comments

kryss 7 years ago

my friend passed away this year,he was only 15,he would've been 16 on september 4.stop for cops speeding kill's,tylor glasgow<3

7 years ago

my best friend comitted suicide a year agho last tuesday ... i have a tat with her name n dates .. but i want more any suggestions

courtney 7 years ago

my sister died when she was 12-- i was 8.... i am now 16 and i plan on getting her name tattoo'd on my inner wrist as a sign of love and as a final step for my mourning.... luckily fr me my bf knows a bunch of tattoo artists who would do it for me so im getting it done for my 17th birthday :)

cant wait!

monique 7 years ago

i love you

Katrin 7 years ago

I was thinking about getting my first tattoo over the summer but i decided against it because it would have no real meaning behind it.. this past october my little sister passed away from leukimia so now im going to get one at the end of the month.. I want to get her first and middle name on the back of my neck but it feels bland.. any other suggestions?

Kimberly 7 years ago

I am an 18 year old female that was happily engaged, until he got into a car wreck. I have been looking for the perfect I Love You, In Loving Memory of tattoo, but haven't had any luck. Can you help me?

My E-Mail is:

Monica 7 years ago

my friend just passed away last week, he was only 16. my mom has been thinking about letting me get a tattoo. and i want to get a tattoo in rememberence of him.

Rachel 7 years ago

My Mom passed away in 05, I have a tattoo of a cross with a ribbon wrapping around it, it says the year she was born, mommy, and then the year she died. I really want to get a portrait of her grabbing the cross,and I would really feel more comfortable having the tattoo artist that did the cross to do the portrait as well but I don't feel that he has much experience doing portraits and obviously its very important to have it done well since it is forever, does anyone know any well experienced artists in minnesota? If so PLEASE email me at


May 7 years ago

My brother passed away 3 months ago. He got killed. I would love to get a "In loving Memory of" with a nice design but don't know what .....any suggestions?

Justine Holmlud 7 years ago

I lost my son Jayden on boxing day to SIDS(Sudden Infant Death) he was 3 1/2months old.Since I walked out of the hospital in shock I have wanted to get a memorial and/or r.i.p. type of tattoo to sit right below my neck/over my shoulder blades.Im hoping to keep it somewhat small in size so it will not be visible for work, but at the same time pay tribute/and express how much my little guy was loved in his short time here.Any ideas/pics ect would be deeply appreciated and can be emailed to me at thanks!

Dakota 7 years ago

My grandpa passed away in april last year. I got a in rememberance tattoo. It is of a cardindal(his schools mascot) that is sitting on a rose vine. It has a banner on top that says R.I.P. and one on bottom that says grandpa Hiley. I wanna incorporate the dates in with it but i dont wanna take away from the tattoo... any sugguestions??

Hannah leigh mandy Phillips 7 years ago

my friend died the 7th of feb 09 14 years of age

Sabino 7 years ago

My hommie was gunned down june 3rd 06 and i have been debating with myself what to get in his rememberance..i want it to be real special cuz he was like a brother to me....he was 22!

Renata 7 years ago

My best friend died as a result of suicide. He had a lot of problems from being in Iraq. He was just 25 years old. I want something that will be a tribute to him on my body somewhere. Im not even sure what to get and where to get it because i want to be able to always look at it... So, any suggestions?

Nancy 7 years ago

i was 5 months pregnant and one day the doctors told me that their was something really wrong with my baby and that he was going to die. so things happened and i lost my baby its the hardest thing i have ever been throw, so i want to get a tatto in memorie of him but i need help.

Tiara  7 years ago

i lost my daughter before i even got to see her... i need some ideas on what i should get in rememberance of her life

7 years ago

i was 5 1/2 months pregnant when my doctors told me that my daughter wasn't going to suvive. they told me that she would have died the minute they cut her umbilical cord. i didn't get to meet her.... being a teenager and about to become a mother at the age of 16 and the father walk out and not want nothing to do with his daughter. i want a tattoo of her and so i knoe that she will always be in my heart and on my shoulder...the day after i found out i was having a girl i found out that she had Holoprosencephaly... if anyone has any ideas please help


Erin 7 years ago

i am getting a tattoo for my grandpa..

i chose to get his birthflower the color of his birthstone.. also i am getting his signature.

just an idea for anyone who needs one.

joe 7 years ago

i lost my one of three month old twin girls 2 weeks ago and was looking for good tat for this sad ocassion in her memory

lindsey 7 years ago

my grama died on jan 3 09 and i manna get a tat in rememborance of her but i'm not sure what to get

7 years ago

my auntie died jus the other day, an i was thinking about gettin a tattoo in her rememborance, im realy puzzled on what i want to get i hav thought about gettin a tombstone with an angel holding it, on the side of it, or behind it with my aunts name an everything on the tombstone, does anyone think this is too much for a tattoo for a girl to have???? i think this is a great idea so feel free to do something like this for anyone who needs an idea

julian g 7 years ago

my condolences to everybody who has lost somebody close to them. i recently lost a cousin and got a tattoo in his memory. -RiP Ricky- We all miss you

$coolege$ 7 years ago

On Wednesday, March 18, my friend was in a car accident. He passed on Friday the 20th. there had been a stoned driver on the road that hit him head on. he's only 16, by 2 weeks. i have every intention of getting his signature tattooed on me in honor of him...but i have no idea where to get it

Kristle 7 years ago

My sister commited suicide last year and I took a card she gave me for my 17th birthday and had inher handwriting "to my baby sister, with love, Tiffany" tatooed on my left forearm. And on my other forearm I got "That witch does not kill me will make me stronger" in old German. I alos got a huge sune and moon with her name, birth and death date on my right calf. She loved suns and moons. I did that the day we burried her. It was the only thing I did that week that didn't make me cry. I plan on getting a lot more. But those 3 are hers. And everyday I can look at her handwriting and see that she loved em and never doubt or wonder.

Cupcakee; 7 years ago

My friend died when he was only 14 and we were really close and it happened not too long ago, but my mom is thinking about letting me get a tattoo in his remembrance,because i don't ever want to forget about him! RIP LIL ZAY

Rachel. 7 years ago

Hi. In August of 2007. My brother and my best friend was murdered. Ever since then, I feel like he is with me no matter where I am. But I'm always afraid that feeling is going to go away. & when it does I will be alone almost. So I am wanting to get a Memory tattoo. But not sure yet.

His name was Tyrone aka TY. but also people called him Ace.

Help please (:

McCallister 7 years ago

Hello, January 23rd this year (09) I lost my only brother at the age of 30 from an accidental death. I have been lost it seems like ever since, I need some direction on what kind of tatoo I should get in remembrance of him and how much he meant to me. But, I don't want a rose with "in loving memory" above it. No offense they are beautiful its just way overused and I don't want to copy anyone. I would like mine to be " unusual ". Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Kim 7 years ago

My little sister passed away at the age of nine from cancer. its been almost 9 years since her passing and i still feel like i lost her yesterday. I cant ever decide on something...tattoos i find on the web just never feel special enough. any ideas????

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jdmanuk 7 years ago from UK

There's something very moving and beautiful about memorial tattoos - it's a very personal way of honoring someone who was very important in your life.

This is a very informative and touching hub you have here - I think you have really helped people to find a suitable outlet for their grief.

Christy 7 years ago

My brother died april 15. My family has NO idea what happened to him, but it was by far the most traumatic, worse, and hardest experience of my life. He was one of the closest people to me. My whole family has taken this very hard and I feel like everywhere I go he's with me. I want to get a tattoo of something that makes me think of him. He had many tattoos, but one in particular he had on the back of his neck that read "Hurt", from the NIN and Johny Cash song. I have one piece of paper that says "Chris", so I thought maybe get that but idk where or what else, he died at the age of 23, but merely one month and 5 days short of his 24 b-day.

cjac 7 years ago

i been wantin a tat for a while but i havnt had anything significant enough to put on my body....until back in october of 08 my close friend was gunned down cuz somebody wanted to rob him...they shot him in the back and he died in an alley in the middle of an was cold and rainy that night too...i miss him more than words can explain and i have been thinking about a tat. and this site has helped me a lot. R.I.P Frank from michigan park (mpc) i know your family miss u...your hood miss u....the whole DC/MD/VA misses you cuz...and so do i. gone but neva forgotten.

Richard 7 years ago

my friend jason killed him self 2 years ago becuz the doctors told him he was going to die a very painful death becuz his organs where shuting down so he took my other friends gun and went on the hill bye my other friends house and shoot him self in the head i found out that he died a year ago becuz i lost contact wiith all my friends now i want a tatto for him of death holding a tombstone in a graveyard can anyone help me here's my email

TK 7 years ago

My mother passed over 5 years ago and I still miss her. She haunts my dreams at night and guides me through my sleep.

She was part Yakima indian and considered ravens to be her special bird. For Mother's day this year I am getting a Raven tattoo with a shining star in her honor.

Mikey 7 years ago

My brother and nephew were murdered a year ago. I have a tat already, and have been wanting to get another one, and now i KNOW i will get one, but having a hard time deciding. I'm thinking a heart with wings, or something to that nature. I want it to be feminine, but meaningful. My brother was a huge gun collector, but i don't really want that on my body. Any ideas for me?

Estela 7 years ago

So i want a few ideas.... I don't want a huge tattoo but my husband passed away about a month ago (due to cancer) he was 25 yrs old and we were married for 3 yrs and have a 15 month old little girl. I know i want it on my back, shoulder blade area.... Any ideas? my email is Thanks!

Sam  7 years ago

My nan passed away last year and im looking on getting a tattoo with her enitals on my wrist any designs?

my email is

Selina 7 years ago

my big brother passed away a month ago im definitly getting one to honour his memory he was ill, the pain is unbearable but a tattoo makes me feel beta im thinking an angel cherub (the baby 1) with a heart with a rose on top and inside the heartt his name such a hard time

Denise 7 years ago

My grandfather died three months ago. Him being sick and his death have made such an impact on my life and that is why I'm getting a tattoo today. It's the title of a French song which translated means two different things that both remind me of my grandpa. It's a fairly simple design but I don't want it too big. Maybe an idea for others?

nuno 7 years ago

my grandmom ( who raissed me up 3 years ) just passed away last night and i want 2 get a tattoo with her name and birth date and the date she died but i already have a tattoo like that on my arm 4 my other grandmom who died 3 years ago so i need something new but what :( cause i wanna so really bad but right now i cant think right

any suggestions my email

Jaleesa 7 years ago

I had an uncle to pass on June 16, 2008, I want to get a memorial tattoo, but i don't know where. he was a truck driver,and died in his truck. his truck number was 808. I defintaly want that involved in the tattoo. i need any suggestions on what it shud look like. so if you wud email me sum.

Tee Jay 7 years ago

I lost my grandmother almost 3 yrs ago & I am still struggling to this day. I have been wanting to get a tatoo to show how much she meant to me. I was think'n about getting praying hands but everyone has that! Im still think'n though(LOL) If you guys have any ideas..shoot me an email.

Samantha 7 years ago

my best friend just died in saturday, he was in a car accident and he died instantly. he was only 18 and he was supposed to graduate on tuesday. i miss him so much already, its just not fair. :(

shae 7 years ago

my best friend died 3 mnths ago he was only 18 i want a in memory of cross on my leg any suggestions?

shae 7 years ago

His name was ricky he died in a car accident on march 29,09 i miss him so much i jus don't know wat to get

michala furse 7 years ago

my sis past away at 4:30am april 6th in d.c. she had a baby 3 weeks b4 this she died because the dr's left afetr birth in her im getting a tattoo jun27th my parents are so broken up there heart she was beautiful we are throwing a tattoo party R.I.P Ommeshanay Sherece Furse Quick

jojo 7 years ago

recently lost my twin sister , am looking at getting an in memory tattoo am going to use same tattoo artist who actually tattooed my sister to give that extra meaning to it .

shelby 7 years ago

i just lost my lil brother June 8 he was only 11 an died in a ATV crash with him bestfriend im lookin for in memory of him on my wrist.any help

T. 7 years ago

ive been wanting a tattoo for my friends that died last november. she died in a car crash right outside my house on her way to pick me up. i was thinging an ice cream cone meltimg and having her name into the melting ice cream. ice cream is a memory of one of out craziest nights together. but im not sure if i should get it. im only 16. i also want one fo a friend that killed himself 3 weeks ago. i have absoutly no clue what to get for him yet

Linda 7 years ago

My twin sister passed in aug 11/99 and i would like something to remember her by if you have any ideas out there that would be the best because i would like to get it for the 10th anver this year so please anyone help me with this gift for my twin in her Memory...

ben 7 years ago

im getting an angel holding a cross saying no more pain in memory of my mother who died when i was 18 im 35 now. She had leukemia i took care of her for 2 yrs.

ian 7 years ago

i got a tattoo on my right bicep in memory of my brother, its a simple tattoo, because i didn't think about it as much as i should have. but its an iron cross with dates on the sides, and say in love memory on the top and on the bottom of lennon.

lennon is his name.

Tyanna 7 years ago

A friend of mine was getting married this weekend, her fiancé died on his way to the wedding. She wants to get a memorial tattoo but doesn't want to to say in remembrance, rip etc. I told her I would do some searching. Any ideas? My e-mail is I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

natalie valdez 7 years ago

my fiancé and father to be was shot and killed in a drive by 3 years ago. we were supposed to get married two months later and our daughter was born in october. when he died i was so numb, i was terrified of needles when he asked me to marry him n i said yes the next day he got my first and middle name tattooed on him i said i would do the same but was too scared don't get me wrong i had a bunch of piercings but a tattoo was scary. the day after i left the hospital i went to a tattoo shop with my best friend and got a in loving memory tattoo with a cross and ribbon going though it with his name, it was the first time i stopped crying and a constant reminder of him being with me always. last year i got tiare flowers attatched to it, a flower that has many meanings from purity to starting fresh. many people judge me for getting the tatt but im sso glad that i did its beautiful and tells a story of a part of my life. i recommend it for people who need closure or a symbol so you'll never forget.

crazy insane 7 years ago

Hi ummm im 16 years old and i lost my father last october and was looking

for a tattoo very similler to the guy wit the "In loving memory of mom" tatted

on his hole back but im not sure wat i want so i was wondering if you had any


Paige 7 years ago

I lost my friend in February who was only 18 and I have just lost my cousin last week who was only 21. Love you both so much. R.I.P

Samantha 7 years ago

My brother passed away in 2006 when i was 15 years old.. my younger sister, mom, and dad all got tattoos in memory of himm.. i have a heart condition to where if it gets infected i can get really sick..but im willing to take a risk and get one of my brother.... i know what i want but im soo short and so little, i don't know where to put it..

R.I.P Biq brother i love you and miss you more each and every day

gabby underwood 7 years ago

I'm 13 years old. My best friend Austin was born on June 12.He was 14 when he died. he was 14.. for one week. He died Junne 19 2009. the very next tuesday after his 14th birthday. He could make anyone in the world smile. He could tell when you were sad and knew how to cheer you up. I want to get a tattoo in his memorie. but i don't know what to get. He was 14, ran track, played soccer, loved the mudd, had the best smile,was very silly. please help me. i know i have a long time before i can get a tattoo. I really want one. please e mail me at to let me know what you think. thanx soo much

i love you austin :) your always in my heart and i will never forget you.

living_the_high_life 7 years ago

very sad stories.. made me come to tears

cynn 7 years ago

one of my best friends passed away june 15th of this year after a long and horrible battle against cancer... i'm not sure what im going to get to remember him yet. his favorite band was the beatles, and his favorite song was blackbird, so i was thinking of getting a blackbird with r.i.p. then his name around it, and then a little ribbon on one side of it for cancer, and then his birth and death dates on the other side, and a little broken heart on the bottom with the words i love you under it

cynn 7 years ago

oh yeah, and the blackbird would have a little red "M" for monster energy drinks, because that symbolizes the day we met..

or, i just had a thought. i could get everything i just said, but instead of one blackbird, i could get a cherry tree filled with them, because after he died, we planted two cherry trees for him.

Amber 7 years ago

I Lost my godson Gavin July 20 2009 it was the most tragic thing that happened to me i would like to get something in memory of him he was only 6 months old any suggestions

Sairis 7 years ago

My uncle who also was my godfather passed away when I was younger and now im 17. I want a custom or really good looking R.I.P. tat that not a lot of people have with a lot of space to add his dob and when he died, his whole name, maybe his signature if I can find that and some wings or a male angel.

Somebody please help me incorporate some ides and designs. This is really important to me and it would be mean a lot if you guys could send me some designs of what I am looking for so i can add all of the things I want into one entire tat.

Lindsay 7 years ago

My grandpa passed away February 7th 2009.

I really want a tattoo in remembrance of him.

Though I have to wait till I'm 18.

Any ideas on what I should get?

No religious stuff please.

Courtnae 7 years ago

My best friend who i grew up with since birth pass away @ the age of 14 from AML blood leukemia she was diognosed on the sunday and died 3 days later. she had leukemia for 2 and a half years with no symptoms, she went to the doctors many times with tonsilitus and the doctor never did a blood test.. 1 test and she could still be alive today.

now i am 16 an want to get a rip tattoo on my shoulder any ideas?

Natasha 7 years ago

Hey, Ive been looking for an in loving memory tattoo for some time now. My best friend that I have grew up with since I was little passed away a little over two months ago from unknown causes right now. I really want to get a tattoo in memory of him because he meant the world to me. He was only 19 years old when he passed away and it was so enexpected. I loved him like a brother and as my bestfriend. Im 18 year old female so im thinking about getting something small for him. Im unsure what to get but I want something meaninful and really nice. He really loved boxing so im thinking about getting something to do with that. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated so just email me!

Brandi 7 years ago

My Daddy died may 24 of this year. He died from cancer that was related to when he served for our country. I watched him die. it ate him alive in a matter of two weeks. i want a in loving memory tat on my right arm for him any suggestions?

satin 7 years ago

Hey. My mom recently passed away on the 4th of july and my last time talking to her was on the phone and i hung up on her. I'm goin to be 16 yrs old soon and me n my dad are goin to get our first tattoos together, i need some help trying to decide what i want to get in her memory. any suggestions would be great. :)

Chris 7 years ago

My "Little Sister" died last tuesday, I want to get a tattoo in her honor and memory, idk what though, she helped me so much she was like my angel, so i was thinking something like "R.I.P Merbear My Angel" and angel wings" but idk

chula 7 years ago

my grandpa died at age 89 last month ..i've been really hurt because he was like a father to me .im getting a tatoo in his loving memory...but not rip like everyone gets i want something special PLEASE message me im open to any ideas -thanx

chula 7 years ago

my email is

jennifer.  7 years ago

my dad was murdered by 3 men, left half alive on a trail after the beat him and shot his legs and arms..

Caurie. 7 years ago

My youngest brother was shot and killed about two weeks ago. It wasnt even meant for him. RIP Lil Bro- Tyree Whetstone.

Caurie. 7 years ago

My youngest brother was shot and killed about two weeks ago. It wasn't even meant for him. RIP Lil Bro- Tyree Whetstone.

email me with ideas plz.

al 7 years ago

my little sister died in a car accident a couple weeks ago and my dad passed away a few years ago. im looking for ideas for a tattoo in memoriam but not sure what to get.

anybody have any ideas? something unique and original, to celebrate their lives

Shan 7 years ago

Well my suggestions for the individuals who lost an infant or an unbor child is one I actually just thought of. If you have a recent sonogram picture you should get that portrait with the words " just one more day" under it. I think it would be a very special tattoo and it has a lot of meaning behind it. In the mean time I myself am looking for a tattoo also. My mother passed away when I was 5 and I found her dead, the day never leaves me. I wanted to get something to remember her. I need help!!!!

Shan 7 years ago

To al..... You should get a picture of a man holding a little girls' hand walking threw the gates in heaven. under the man's name you put your dad's DOB, DOD and under your sister's name you put her DOB, DOD. I think that would be a beautiful tatoo.

clay croffoot 7 years ago

i lost my brother 2 and a half years ago as soon as i turn 18 i am getting a tattoo in memory on my brother i still wish i had him he was more then a brother he was my best friend R.I.P KAC 1981-2007 I LOVE U BROTHER

Natalie 7 years ago

I Lost my Step Dad On May 19th 2008..I Lost My Angel Baby at 5 months Pregant on Aug 8 2008..... I Lost my Dad to Cancer on Oct 25th 2008. I Miss you all so Very Much!!! R.I.P. Any Ideas on Tat's for all 3 or My Angel Baby? I was thinking a Moon and 3 stars for them?

Dean 7 years ago

my best friend of 41 years just passed away unexpectedly due to surgery.ive lost not only my very best friend,but also a brother.we met at age 5 i am now 46 he passed lassed week.he leaves behind a wife,2 daughters,1 son 1 month old.

i need help finding just the right tatoo.

leslie 7 years ago

my 2 baby cuz were killed by there dad about a month ago they were very close 2 my famliy so in momery of them i'm getin a tatoo 4 them

christine 7 years ago

my best friends mom passed away in 06 and she was like a second mom to me and i want to get something on my lower back that really shows how much meant to me and how much she always will. any suggestions?

Roxanne 7 years ago

One of my close friends died around 3 weeks ago at the age of 19...

We both loved musical theatre and languages, but I have no idea what to get in memory of him...

Personally, I don't want a DOB-DOD one, or a RIP one, or anything really religious as that isn't very 'us'. But I'd like a memorial tattoo nonetheless... If anyone has any ideas, could they post them please?

Thank you x

Charlene 7 years ago

My best friend has been missing over a year, she has recently been found in the bottom of a wheely bin. It sickens me this world - why would someone do that?! Its pure evil, she was a wonderful girl and my best friend. I want a tatto as a memory, but im not sure what or where, any ideas?

seabron 7 years ago

my mother passed in 08 and in about an hour im going to get a tattoo reading r.i.p mom

Brittany 6 years ago

The first love of my life and one of my closest friends got killed in June, he was only 21. I'm looking for ideas.

Catie 6 years ago

One of my really good friends just died on thurs in a hiking accident. He was only 17, and im trying to come up with ideas to honor him.

Katrina 6 years ago

I need some help, I lost my grandmother unexpectedly febuary of 2009. I really miss her and i want to get a tattoo to remember her forever. I don't know what to get, and this will be my first tattoo, so can anyone help? Email me if you have any ideas thank you

remember you always 6 years ago

over the past four years ive lost four friends to suicide. it seems each year i go through the same heartache. i got a tattoo which says gone but not forgotten to show they will always be in my heart.

Ashumley 6 years ago

My best friend Sebastian died last week of a virus. Doctors still haven't figured it out.

He was 18 on his way to 19. I want to get a tattoo in his rememberence, because he took such good care of me, and I loved him so much. We used to call him Seabass, so I'm thinking of getting a fish, with his dates, and name.

I'm still not sure though.

Life seems so hard without him around.

Trenesha  6 years ago name is Trenesha & my mom passed wen i was 3 weeks old 3 WEEKS..idk what kinda tattoo to get b/ sis has 1 & im 13 & shit i need 1....GIVE ME ADVICE

6 years ago

My best friend committed suicide after he got so drunk that he couldn't take it anymore. Watch the alcohol, it will take over your mind!!!!!!!!!!!

dylan 6 years ago

the best way to add something to a tat or make it special and unique is to go of of what the person that its for, if they liked roses incorporate them into it or if they had a fav something try and add it

Shanna 6 years ago

My dad passed away just the other day. I'm only 16, so legally I can't get a tattoo, but my mom approved, so I am getting one. I just need help choosing what I wat it to be. I want there to be a butterfly, because we used to give each other butterfly kisses, and somewhere his name, the day he was born, and the day he died. Help would be appreciated.


Terry Michael Tillis


kendra 6 years ago

my mom and my dad both died ... my dad died on christmas of 08 and my mom just passed away yesterday im pertty upset and i need ideas on what kinda tat to get for them im 15 years old HELP!

TJ 6 years ago

I lost my daughter before she was born,, i hadn't told hardly anybody only a few close family.. i would love to get a tattoo in remembrence of her but don't want to have to keep relieving the heartbrake and explaining every time somebody sees it. does any body have any suggestions,, of tatoos that aren't obvious r.i.p ones.. She was called Ashley.

Thanks in advance.

jamie 6 years ago

my boyfriend died a week ago from a heroin overdose. he was everything to me & i can't find words to explain it.


aston 6 years ago

my uncle was murdered 11 yrs ago shortly after getting out of prison for something he didn't do he served a life sentence for it and we still have no idea of the person that killed him. i saw him about a week before he was killed, i want to get a tattoo in his memory as i have just turned 16 and i miss him so much does anybody have any ideas for a tattoo please email me on thankyou everyone

LVM 6 years ago

i think the nicest way to remember someone is a song lyric or a line of a poem that just reminds you of a person is beautiful

nikky b 6 years ago

I am looking for a quote for losing loved ones but never forgetting them. Please help. Email me

Alison 6 years ago

A very good friend of mine passed away two days ago. Even though he was not a fan of tattoos I am thinking of getting one to remember him. He loved music, when we were in the car or at a bar he would ask me who was singing the song. I rarely knew, this year he played this song for me by the Counting Crows called Anna Begins, we would sit in the car and listen to it, he would sing it and play it over again. I always wondered if the song made him think of me. The last four lines are:

Her kindness bangs a gong,

It's moving me along. And Anna begins to fade away.

It's chasing me away. She disappears, and

Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing.

I'm thinking of getting that tattooed. He was 27 years old, RIP Dustin

Linds 6 years ago

My fiancé was murdered a few years ago... he was a cop and he was killed while on duty. He was Lebanese (Arabic), and I think I want a tattoo of writing in Arabic script, but I'm not sure what word, phrase, etc!

Can anybody help think of an idea?

jackie 6 years ago

my mom passd away from lung cancer in october of 2005.i was 14 and she was 42. i am getting the serenity prayer in script on my left rib cage because my middle name, serene, came from it and that is the last prayer my father and i said with her before she passed away. but i want something with it, like a design or something. i'm stumped. any help would be great thank you

Jaimi 6 years ago

I'm 14 and just found out that my best mate committed sucide. We all thought it was an accident, he died when he crashed his motorbike after his brakes failed, that's what we thought, turns out he disconnected his brake cables the night before we went riding. It kills me that it took so long for us to figure it out, I only found his note when cleaning his motorbike boots, he addressed the letter to me as he knew I'd be the one who cleaned his boots no matter what happened, it was just something we did. I only cleaned his boots last week, on his one year anniversary as a sign that I was coming to the end of my mourning, but this has just made a bigger hole in my heart.

I want to get a tattoo in his memory, I have since he died, but even more so now, I was thinking possibly a tunnel with a very small opening at the end, to symbolise that there's a light at the end of the tunnel no matter what. but I'm not sure.

I also want to get a memorial tattoo for my mum, she died when I was only six, I want to get it for her tenth anniversary which is in 2011, but I'm not sure what to get. Her favourite animal was a Flamingo, so I was thinking maybe two flamingos with her name (Lindel) in between them, or just Mum, and then her D.O.B and D.O.D underneath all of it.

any other ideas? e-mail me at, . I appreciate all your help [=

Desiree 6 years ago

I lost my nanny in 2004 it was the hardest thing that has ever happened to me. i loved her so much and we were so close she was my hero and wish she was still here 2day but i know that ill see her again one day. i want to get a tatoo but something thhat is unique and help please.

beggy 6 years ago

one of my best friend passed away 2006, I got a tattoo to honor her memory, her fav song was yellow by coldplay so my tattoo is a star with wings and a halo.

Mary  6 years ago

My mom passed away when i was three i'm 16 now I will get a tattoo of her with a angel on my shoulder blade saying RIP mom. But i don't know what the angel should look like or what. I want to do this just for her. I didn't really know her but i knew she liked unicorns so idk wether i want to get a unicorn or a angel people hit me up let me know i need some comments

Courtney Tokio 6 years ago

My grandpa died 4 years ago. He was Everything to me, i want him back, i want him to be part of my like again, he practaclly rased me, i was always with him. He was everything to me, we even shared a birthday.

So for our birthday ill be turnung 16 and i want a tatto on my lower back prferably, but anywhere works, but i would just like to know what i should get, i was thinking a qoute or song and then hi name and date of birth and death, but its so orginoal, but when i think about it my grandpa loved his garden and fires, so i kind of want to accopriate that into it, just not quite sure how.

if anybody has any ideas please help me out,

kayla 6 years ago

My 28 yr old brother and 52 yr old mother were murdered a month ago by my step dad. I want a tattoo for both of them but not sure what.. he liked riding and snowboarding and she was really into flowers and gardening.. any ideas.. please.

Priscilla 6 years ago


My husband past away unexpectedly last year (Dec 15, 2008) at the age of twenty-eight. I am thinking about getting a tattoo in remebrance of hime. Im thinking about getting two angel wings with a heart in the middle. Inside the heart will be his name and both dates. P.S, I also want to add a motorcycle to it because that was his passion. This will be my first tattoo and I am really nervous about it. However, I'm looking forward because I learned so much from my husband and he taught me never to live life to the fullest without any regards. Any suggestions please email me at

Priscilla 6 years ago


He taught me to live life to the fulliest without any regards.

jacii 6 years ago

i am 16 and i lost my step dad september 03, 2008 at the age of 44, due to complications from the veterans hospital. then November 13, 2009 i lost my nephew, carson keith (keith after his late pappaw)unepectedly. my mother and i want to get matching tattoos in there honor,this will be my first and i'm pretty nervous conisdering i'm scared of needles.any ideas of small memory tattoos? i would like one that has a small quote, but i'm not sure. any ideas?

jack 6 years ago

i lost my brother when it was 18 before 11years i live with that evry day .i make a tattoo with his name but i wont something difrend.r.i.p my lovely twin brother

jack 6 years ago

"the friends and families of those who have died never forget...over time the pain may lessen but you never ever forget"until we meet again....... this is for the peaple pas away from canser

Jillian 6 years ago

I was thinking about getting four feathers, going down my back, for the four good buddies i lost these past two years, they were all under the age of nineteen. But instead of the straight middle inside the feather, putting their names in cursive. I'm 17, and still have a few months to get exactly what i want figured out. Any ideas?

Roxanne 6 years ago

That's a beautiful idea Jillian, I really like it! Would you have them as if they were floating down your back, or arranged in a sort of 'fan'?

Sorry to hear you've been through so much heartbreak recently - I hope 2010 is better for you x

Aimee 6 years ago

hi, my baby brother passed away on my birthday last year and for my birthday this year i am getting his name in arabic tattooed on my inner left wrist. i am still undecided whether to get a ndesign around it or not? any suggestions would be great!

Jillian 6 years ago

Thank you, i would have them as if they were floating down my back.

Mark 6 years ago

I am a 16 y/o male who lost his best friend at the age of 12. i am just wanting to get a simple lettering tattoo with his name and b/day and the date of his death

Melissa 6 years ago

I lost twin baby brothers they died shortly after they were born,they were born before me and my sister but i feel really strongly about it and would really like to get a tattoo in rememberance of them but i am really stuck on what to get,just something little would be great i was thinking of getting their names on each of my wrists with a little baby footprint underneath their names.

Courtney M 6 years ago

My dog that i have had since i was a baby (im now 18) passed away about two weeks ago now. I want to get a paw print and something else for him tattoo'd, just don't know what yet. help?

Dalen 6 years ago

My friend, Morgin died on Dec. 28, 2009 at 17 andmy other friend John died on Jan. 19 2009 at 16 RIP you both I LOVE YOU! im getting a tattoofor both of them...

mitch venne 6 years ago

my best friend passed away last week and i miss him dearly he died in a skidoo accident and i wanna geta toattoo for him simple like a siple cross his nickname and the dates when he was borna dn passed away could you give me an example or something you could think of

Zakeshia  6 years ago

Hi mi name is Zakeshia and mi lil brotha passed on July 27, 2009 a few days after his 4th bday..... and i lost mi newborn lil gurl Aug 15, 2009....R.I.P JAVIEN & 18

Kayla 6 years ago

I had a Best Friend that passed away Halloween 2003 and i want a tat to show that i will always love and remember him by...i need to get it somewhere that doesn't hurt much because i hate needles really bad so that's why i don't have anything yet...Any suggestions or ideas please let me know...

mingy 6 years ago

my sister passed away and my mom just died, so im gonna get a remembrance tattoo for both

Kristen 6 years ago

I was 39 weeks pregnant going for ultrasounds twice/week for high risk and my beautiful strong daughter died two days after her last ultrasound on 2/17/08. This year I want to celebrate how much she is in me and my everyday life by getting a tattoo linking us together and I cannot decide what to do. I miss her so much yet love her all at the same time and want to portray that somehow w/ her initias and mine maybe? Any ideas??????

Sierra 6 years ago

I am trying to get a tattoo of 2 of my friends that were killed,but I cant find anything that don't seem like it would fit.need ideas

Keely Mara 6 years ago

I'm looking for a rest in peace tattoo. On September 4, 2008 one of my very close friends, Judson, died of an unknown cause. He was 17 years old, class president, and soo much more. :\

Daniel Ladouuceur 6 years ago

That tattoo when it says see ya when I get there made me almost burst into tears when I seen it. My dad died when I was 3 and I never knew my dad and I through my life everyday missing him and now ill always have a piece of him with me.

bishbopper 6 years ago

I need help with deciding on a tattoo. i have had three friends die in recent years in car accidents. Nathan died in June 2004. emi died in November 2009. and Abby died in December 2009. i would like a rest in peace tattoo but need help in the design. email me with suggestions at

amanda 6 years ago

my name is amanda i am 18 and i lost my sister do to a uncurable cancer she was only 22.. she passed away sleepin next to me.. and ever since she has passed i wanted too get her name tattoo and its almost been 2yrs since she passed and i need some suggestion on how i should get her name and d.o.b. and date she passed... she loved butterflys and fairies and she was inlove with drew brees from the saints... she was a very sweet person who always cared for others more than her self even when she knew she had cancer.. if u hav any suggestions please email me at..

kayla 6 years ago

I'm 18 years old.I was 20 weeks pregnant and everything was fine at my last appointment.I had an appointment that friday and it was wednesday february 4 2010.I had went to sleep at 1 and when I woke up at 4 my contractions were 2 minutes apart.When we got to the hospital I had my son within 30 minutes.He was alive for three hours after that and they couldn't save him because he was too small.It was the hardest thing ever just sitting there, holding him and knowing that there was nothing we could do to save him.And also the fact that none of the doctors could tell us what went wrong all of a sudden.I know what it feels like and it's the hardest thing ever.So this week my fiancé and I are getting in loving memory tattoos.I'm not sure what I'm getting yet, but I kinda have an idea

Kevin 6 years ago

just earlier today my grandpa passed away, probably one of the hardest things i've had to deal wit in my life. i want to get a tat of a phrase or quote but i'm not exactly sure of what to get. if anybodys got some ideas please e-mail me.

Ashley 6 years ago

My grandmother past away in 05' she was my best friend and a 2nd mother to me i love her deeply and was to get a in remembrance tattoo on my body i just don't know where or what. i want it to b close to my heart her favorite animal the butterfly if there someway you can tie that in let me know thank you so much..

Holly 6 years ago

my friend died a little bit over a month ago from a heroin od. i really want a special tattoo for him but i just cant come up with anything good enough. let me know if you have any good ideas please.. thanks!

Kim 6 years ago

My grandpa passed away 2 years ago and we were very close. I want to get a tatoo in rememberance of him but i dont know what to get. i don't want anything too big and i don't know where abouts to get it either. Pleaase let me know if you have any good ideas :)

latish 6 years ago

ma gma died bout 1 year n 2 months ago, i miss ha so much so i was thinkin bout get a tattoo in memory of her, bt idk wat ta get, i need some ideas!!!

k.s. 6 years ago

on june 28, 2009 four teens were killed by a drunk driver in a wrong way collision. i knew all four of them, but two of them were very close friends of mine. rose, 15, and julian, sixteen (soon to be seventeen). i got a tattoo on the back of my neck of a lotus flower with an om symbol in the middle.

the lotus represents the rebirth of beauty from filth and tragedy. it also represents knowledge, which i have gained a lot of because of these dear friends. the om represents the resonation of sound in the universe, the sound it makes as everything is connected. we are all one, all equal, all deserving of love and respect.

i will cherish these two in my heart forever, as well as the two other victims, and the sole survivor of this horrible accident.

r.i.p babes.

GreivingDaughter 6 years ago

I don't know if this will help anyone but I am getting

"If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,

I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again"

for my dad who died a year ago.

Trinity 6 years ago

I had a friend pass away over a year ago, he was only 15. I decided i wanted to get a tattoo in his memory,

if any of you have ideas for me, please email me:

thank you

Breanna 6 years ago

My grandpa, grandma, dad and 2 brothers all died in 2007. I am wanting to get a In loving memory tat with all 5 of there names. I'm wanting to get it on my shoulder blade on my back. Let me no if anyone has any ideas.


email me at

alex 6 years ago

i lost my grandpop and i want a r.i.p tatt

on my back with the cross and the virgen mary

any ideas

Caitlin 6 years ago

My friend took her life on march 10th 10, she was only 15. im thinin of getting a tattoo bewtween my shoulder blades but idk what i should get any suggestions

Caytee 6 years ago

I am looking into getting my second tattoo. I have lost multiple people in my life that were dear to me, and I was looking into getting a memorial for all three people. I wanted to start with a turtle, but I'm not sure how to handle putting the names on the back of the shell.. Any suggestions or ideas?

Tara 6 years ago

Im trying to incorpate the passing of my nana n the birth of my son since they were both in 2007. any ideas?? thanx

blerim 6 years ago

i lost my grandpa about six months ago and i want to make a tatto in his memory...i want to have the tatoos with a picture and words,,he lefts the day that he had the birthday and i bought him a cake but he never see it...who can help me to find a tatto.......

my e-mail ...... please help me

louise 6 years ago

my gran passed away just over 9 months ago.. And am wanting to get a tattoo in memory of her invovling her fav flower, a lilly, and her name.. But im not sure how to go about it.. If anyone can think of any good ideas please let me know u can find me on facebook - louise barwood. Ive lost a lot of people in my life and i am thinkin of getting something in memory of them as well, im not sure if i should get a saying or lryics.. Again if u think of anything please let me know .. Thank u x

Kendra Plotnikoff 6 years ago

my twin sister died on march 20 / 2010 i wanna get a special tatoo if anybody has any ideas please e-mail me @

she left behind a 18 month old son

jess 6 years ago

thank you, my dad passed away last year and as soon as i turn 18 i wish to get a tattoo his memory and this website was extremly helpful in chosing what i wanted, thank you again x

sally bartsh 6 years ago

I lost my little sister at the age of 18 2 yrs ago April 12th. to an unknown medication reaction in her sleep that took her life and would love to get a tattoo in her memory Id like to do something to keep her w me always.. she was like my own

samantha 6 years ago

when i was 4 my day died i don't rember him but my heart hurts im 15 now but when i turn 18 im gettin a cross with wings on it and the year he was born and died and under that i love u daddy cant wait tell i get it done

zack 6 years ago

I am 16 years old. MY dear friend just passed away. He was 15 and has at to breath out of an air tank his whole life. Life has always been a struggle for him whether it was the multiple surgeries each year or just always being hooked up to machines but he never let it get to him. i really want to get a tattoo to show how strong this kid was and to show how much of an inspiration he was to everyone! any ideas?

cathlyn 6 years ago

i miss my mom so much. she died in a fire on 3/22/10. so unexpected. i wanted to get another tattoo for a while now and maybe getting one might help with the pain. i always loved this picture of holding me when i was a baby. she looked so happy and maybe underneath get her signature underneath. i like the signature idea that i read on here.

lesly 6 years ago

my dog just died today and she was only 5 months hetr name was fluffy and i am 10 years old wen i am bigger i well get a tatto of her and i am sorry if all of y'all who lost an animal or a family member or a friend

Jessica 6 years ago

hey so my gpa was murdered in 1991, i was born the next year so i never met him, but when i was a kid i saw his spirit some crazy shit my parents have recordings of me talking to nothing and when i described the man, they showed me the picture which i have never seen. my parents are unaware that i know he was murdered, they told me he died in an accident and i found out from death papers, i really wanna get a tattoo but i don't know what of any ideas?

karri 6 years ago

my cuzion just died today and im going to look for the perfect tattoo to honer him r.i.p joshua

smarie109 6 years ago

this last saturday i received a call around 4 am from one of my best girl friends telling me that my ex boyfriend overdosed on heroin. not only was he my ex, but he was also one of my best friends. i grew up with him and his younger brother from 3rd grade on. about a year before me and him dated, he was with a girl named raquel, they were together for 2 1/2 years, and she destroyed him. she destroyed an amazing soul. compared to before they got together, he was nothing like he used to be. anyone around him could tell he had all this pain inside him and nothing could make it right. he was able to cover it for a while when we were together but he just couldn't move on. he tried commiting suicide quite a few times, more than i can count, and once while we were together. he couldn't stay out of trouble and out of jail no matter how many people tried to get him to promise to stop and get better. on 4-18-2010 i got the call that he passed. its so hard to explain just how much something like that can hurt, and how bad one can feel thinking what could we have done to make it different. i don't think he realizes just how much he's loved until now, but it's too late. a bunch of us people are kind of a tight group, almost like a family.. some of us already have tats in memory of him. i knew him quite well compared to some people, but i'm really having a hard time deciding what i want the tattoo of and where to put it. one thing's for sure, his name, his date of birth, and the date he passed will be part of it. ~*RIP 7-20-89 ISAIAH 4-18-10*~

mrs morrow  6 years ago

i lost my rother and mmy best friend all in a years time both from heart attacks my bor was 28 and my bestie was 23 i neen something to remmber them by someone please help

becky 6 years ago

my big brother died before i were born but still feel him with me but to cure the pain i want get a tattoo but dunno what if someone could help that would be great thanks i were thinkin baby foot prints with his name but if u lot have any ideas that wud be better thanks

1106 6 years ago

i lost my fiancée lat week. we got engaged the day before he died. not only was he my fiancée but he was like my best friend. he was also the father of my daughter that passed away a few years ago. he was murdered out of pure hate and i had to watch him die. he died in my arms. i watched the life drain from his eyes and when he left this world i actually felt it inside my heart. i felt him leave. i wanted to get a memorial tattoo but i don't want it to say rip,in rememberence,ect.. if you have any ideas please let me know ! thank you.

danielle 6 years ago

my dad passed away from a heart attack on April 19th, 10. He was a truck driver and wrecked his truck in VA. He was only 55. I am almost 6 months pregnant with my first child. I want to get a tattoo for my dad after i have my little girl. He loved Harleys and he was a crazy/fun man that everyone loved. I want something unique. And small. Any ideas, please email me I thought of possibly the harley symbol with something inside...maybe his signature....

Sha 6 years ago

I recently lost my grandpa on March.14/10. My heart breaks every single day. He died from cancer, which at first was diagnosed as Arthritis. 4 Months later he was limping and next thing I knew , he couldn't walk. He died from Bone cancer, he was SO strong throughout the whole fight against it, and something that bugs me every day is the whole time he was sick I thought he was going to get better, because he was so strong and kept proving the doctors wrong. I was so close with my grandpa he was LIKE a father-figure to us... maybe that's why he tried to stay soo strong, but then it just took over him! ITS SO UNFAIR. He was gentle and kind, thoughtful, caring, considerate, practical and productive. A true gentleman at all times, and was the only person in the world I could describe as Stoic... He got cremated, and so my grandma got 6 little silver bullets, that can hang on a necklace with his ashes inside for each of us grandchildren. I was my grandpa's first grandchild, and i've always meant soo much to him. I want to get the perfect tattoo. My idea is to get the cross that was on his arm on my arm somewhere, maybe wrist. with some sort of design.with his initals andd dob and dod,,, any ideas with the design would be greatly appreciated*

heather twiford 6 years ago

i just recently lost my best friend of many years on 4-18-2010...she was taken at the age of 23 and had a 6mon old son she was planning on gettin married and having a wonderful and happy life with her family...she got really sick and was in and out of the er and NOONE knew what was wrong and just sent her home EVERYTIME!!! it wasn't her time to go she was too young and she just started her family! her son meant more too her then life just doesn't make since!!! i miss her so much we used to live together work together and do EVERYTHING together..its still REALLY hard to believe that she is really gone..but i want a tattoo for her we have one that we got together its our middle name "marie" on the back of our necks..i was gonna do something with it but then thought no because she has the same one...she loves butterflies and lilly' i need it to be perfect so if any ideas please help

Cat 6 years ago

My best friend of 12 years just died in a car accident in ottawa. Him and his best friend also died at the scene... i want to get a tattoo in memory of him, he meant so much to me... more than a friend for 9 years.

chandni 6 years ago

my dad passed away few days bck im 21 i dnt have any words to express my pain....he was my best friend n i miss him like anything.....i want to get a tattoo in memorey of him no jus to mke myself feel dt he is still with me...miss his naugthiness,his love,his care,his anger ..each n evrythin of ,

Gent 6 years ago

Hi there, i have made my fathers pic on my left arm near to my heart, but i only wrote i miss you Dad ... can anyone suggest me another tatto a smaller one of course so would be something for my dad and mum but my Mum still alive thnkx to god just i want to do something for both of them ... any suggestion??? Please contact me on:, or if u want to see my tatto hw it does look... many thanks

ash 6 years ago

hiya my bby was still born and i want a tattoo in lovin memory i want her name and the date. u have any suggestions email me plz thnks

Why 6 years ago

To all who have lost a child I know how you feel my baby was taken from me two weeks before he should have been born, the tattoo I got was a flower of his birth month and his name was done using the vines of the flower it's amazing.

vik 6 years ago

my baby cousin died in a car accident on the 4th november 2008 age just 3 years old, had been thinkin for months about a tattoo to remember her by... took quite a few months actually but i finally decided, i got praying hands on my back with a dove ( because white doves got set off at her grave side ) with her name under it. all i can say is, plan ur tattoo for a while and when u eventually decide no matter how long it takes get it!!!

lacey 6 years ago

I'm nineteen and My husband died feb 23rd this year and Im getting a tattoo in memory of him...I think its not importatn if other people get what your tattoo means only thing that matters is that you know its special!... sorry to all of you for your loss

liz 6 years ago

My mom passed away a month ago and my sister is still undecided of what tatoo she should get. I am trying to help her so if anyone has any suggestions please e-mail me. Thanks

Kiim 6 years ago

both of my grans are dead , i would like a tatto that its a red rose with their names on it , any ideas?

malcolm 6 years ago

just kidding

jason 6 years ago

hi my pop died in 2005 and i am wanting to get a tattoo in memory of him on my lower arm to but not sure wat to get can some one please email me some ideas my email is

Amy 6 years ago

My eldest sister had been planning on getting a tattoo done of a piece of Lavender, as that was my Nan's last name, but kept putting it off. Then my Nan died of a long illness and my sister had the courage to get it on her ankle. I think it's beautifully understated. My Mum has the same tattoo now, or her hip, and I'm planning on getting one soon.

She meant a lot to us. It's not just a memorial, but a way of reminding ourselves that we're not alone in this.

Matt 6 years ago

My dad passed away 5-24-2010, he faught a long hard and painful battle with cancer. He was a tough Marine and one hell of a father. I miss him sooooo much....I would like a tattoo in remembrance of him that incorporates his Marine Corps strength and his unbelievable love for his family. Breath easy Dad......I love you and miss you and will never forget what a wonderful man you were!

leash 6 years ago

i lost my brother just coming up 4 weeks ago i really want to get a tattoo for him but i dont know what to get

Brittany87010 6 years ago

my grandpa passed away on 5-27-2010 and i want to get something for him..he was the most amazing person i had the grace of being related to!! i loved him!! he is breaking my heart..making an early trip to heaven

Bridget01 6 years ago

i lost 2 of my friends last year it been almost a yr and i want a tattoo tht can mean something for both of them. they both died in a car accident seperately

6 years ago

my only grandfather died on my 10th birthday. i'm now 16 and have been thinking of getting a tattoo, maybe something in memory of him. i was thinking of maybe my birthdate/his DOD (8-16) with angel wings around it or something.

any suggestions?

Jillian 6 years ago

my mom died a few days befor my 11th birthday, i am now 17 i am planning to get a black rose with green stem on my leg above the rose it will say her initials D.M.B on the left pettle it will say her birth date and on the right pettle it will say her death date. my father also passed away when i was 2 i want to get a tatto in memory of him but i don't know what to do.

tara 6 years ago

hey im 14 and my nanna died 3 years ago on the 2nd may i was really close 2 her we went 2 blackpool 2 times a year i really wont a tatto on my wrists wiv nanna and the year she was born and the year she died but in not sure wot u get with it i really love her and i really miss her if u have any designs please let me now email me the link on

Brooke 6 years ago

Hi. My name is Brooke. I am 18 years old. I lost my daughter on 4/20/10 she was a beautiful girl & i just really wanna get a tattoo in memory of her. i have a few ideas but i feel like there is something missing. i have a pair of hands holding her name (Carlotta Kay) & the meaning of her name on the outside (Pure Free & Strong.) the hands are in a shape of a heart, with a rose on each side. what else could i do?!

please email me! my email is thank you all so much!

RIP Carlotta Kay! Your mommy loves you!!!

Mj 6 years ago

Hey my name is M.J..Im 15 years old, I lost my dad on 4-27-10 and Im trying to find a tattoo..i don't know what to get some one help please!!

~Daddy's little girl~

email me at

Samantha  6 years ago

I lost my father the day before Valentine's Day. He overdosed and I miss a lot I'm 16 and want to get a memorial tattoo. He loved to hunt so if any one has ANY ideas please let me know. Thanks

Kait 6 years ago

Hi my name's Kait. My Grandfather passed away a coupleof years ago, and on April 10 2010 my grandmother passed away as well. I would like to get a tattoo in rememeberance of both of them but I don't know what...any suggestions?...They were both Iatalian and were wonderful wonderful people...Thanks

cassie 6 years ago

i gave birth to twin girls at just 23wks pregnant. i lost one(Kaitlyn) 30 hrs later, and then her sister(Alyse) died 11 days later. i need suggestions on what to get in memory of them.

Tiffy 6 years ago

I lost my brother 18 years ago and and am still trying to find just the right tattoo!

Evan 6 years ago

My Nan has just passed away and i'm thinking of getting a tattoo done to remember her by, i got a few designs in my head but if anyone would like to help me feel free to comment and leave some ideas for please i would be v. greatful thank u

crazy chick 6 years ago

Hi my father died a year ago with lung cancer we only had six months with him from the time we were told to when he passed, I already have one tat but I'm planning to get one done in memory of him. I decided to get a peter pan as dad just never grew up he was the one telling the jokes and keeping the grandkids all entertained with funny stories, so peter pan is very apt for him.

brenda 6 years ago

watsz a qood place to put r.i.p hector on a gurl???

Kim 6 years ago

Hi my son died march3,2008 he was 14yrs old he died very sudden we were watching tv and he was on the computer in the kitchen he fell back I did cpr but when they got him to the hospital he was doa the autopsy showed nothing wrong with him so we don't know what happened only he went to be with God. he loved computers, chess, playing basketball with friends, golf, his dad, and most of all his little brother that was 10 at the time and watched all this happen. I would love to get my frist tat in his memory but i have no idea what to get. His 17th birthday was just last friday July 2,2010 if anyone has any ideas i would love to hear them.

austin  6 years ago

hey my dad died oct 16 2006 and i lost him when i was 10 and my mom is giving me the permission to get a memorial tattoo and i was thinkn of a 3d cross with a long ribbon rapping around it goin down and saying in memory of Gregory Keith Duvall. with the date of his birth to his death in 2006 on the to arms of the cross. any pictures to give me more of an idea

Peyton 6 years ago

Hey crazy chick, a really good one to get for your dad is

"daddy's little girl" with his dated of birth and death underneath in small writing.

kelley 6 years ago

My sister husband who was like a Father to me was killed by a semi driver who ran the red light, we didn't get to say goodbye, we all want to get rememberance tats and for our Mother Bless everyone who has lost someone.

becky bristow 6 years ago

my brother died a year ago ,had a tatoo in memory of him last year of his name and some blue crying eyes as all the girls used to call him angel eyes, this week to mark his annivesary im going to get some blue angels tatooed on my back. x

KITTY KAT 6 years ago

Hi MJ, im im the same position and think daddys little girl is a lovely thing to have tattoed.... im in two minds what to get for my dad, i don't want have RIP or his birth n death date as i don't want that constant reminder, i want something loving and sweet... any suggestions leme know!!!

mini me 6 years ago

im 15. my dad died when i was 6 in a car accident on october 10, 2001 and my mom is going to let me get a tattoo when i turn 16 in a few months... i need ideas. im thinking bout something with an angel with my dads name in the middle of it on the back of my right shoulder.

jordan 6 years ago

my son died a month ago. he was only 3 weeks old...the day after it happened i got his name and feet prints on my upper thinking about getting a pair of little wings i just don't know where i should put them.

amandaf 6 years ago

my greatgrand mother went to sleep and never woke up may 21 2010 and we have 5 generations still living we are blessed she loved yellow roeses and angels idk what to get i want it on my foot i may get something that will go for my grandfather too to make them both complete idk yet....

brittany 6 years ago

hey my grandma died a few years ago nd i wanted to get a tattoo in memory of her i was thinking about a red cardinal since it was her fave bird nd i want it on my side but idk how its gonna work out like i want a quote or something to go with it do you have any ideas

Jake 6 years ago

My Dad past away on the 05.04.2006 and im 14 coming on 15 in november and i would like a tattoo done but i don't have any idears so if you got any for me please email me on

dani 6 years ago

my mom past away a while back, any ideas for a tattoo? i was thinking her first and middle name in a hibiscus flower on my back shoulder but i'd like suggestions.

Katie 6 years ago

Hi, my names Katie im 16 years old and my daddy was murdered on the 30.05.10 and I would love to get a small tattoo on my wrist in loving memory of him but have no idea what to get, any suggestions let me know? thanks.

Sharneco 6 years ago

My brother was murdered on 9-11-09, and i wanna get a tattoo in memory of him and the 9-11-01 attack in new York done in one tattoo...plz help wit suggestions thanx

Rach  6 years ago

My brother passed away two years before I was born do to SIDS he was 4 months. Although I didn't get to meet him I think about it always... I wad thinking about getting baby footprints with wings..

Cat 6 years ago

My best friend of 14 years just passed away May 8 2010 in a car accident. He was 18 for not even a month.. he was on his way to see iron man 2 with a friend. His friend hit the shoulder, over corrected into the path of an SUV. They both died instantly and the 4 elder people survived. I want to get a tattoo for my friend.. i miss him so much. He was like a brother to me and was always there for me... Miss you Joe... xo.

los angeles 6 years ago

my 4 month old son just passed 4 wks ago, im thinking of getting his footprints on my right shoulder with the words: resting in paradise on top and :my babyboy on bottom with his d.o.b and date of death.

Nikki 6 years ago

I lost my baby sister from SIDs and lost my big brother from suicide and im trying to find a tatoo design but im not having any luck. Anyone got ideas? Thanks.

Megan 6 years ago

I just lost a friend Danielle who was 16 in a car accident. She always wanted a shamrock tattooed on her foot and I like the idea so I'm lookin for some ideas like that but also make it a memory of any ideas?

kate 6 years ago

my mate died suddenly just on wendsay gettin r.i.p alan p 11/8/2010 on my wrist is dream was to be a tattoo artist wen he was older he was 17 and died in his sleep gonna miss him

laura 6 years ago

have many memorial tattoos but this weekend will get my hardest and saddest one yet in loving memory of my sons 18 year old girlfrien who became as much to me as any one of my 5 kids she passed away 8/12/2010 of a heart attack to young and to soon love you sandra my baby girl you may be gone but ill never forget you ill love you forever mama laura

Reykjavik 6 years ago

That's not "Always with me" in Spanish, I think it's Portuguese

214JC 6 years ago

My friend died on january 14 2010. He was only 15 years old. He was my best friend since we were lil kids. He was shot in the head.. im only 15 bout to turn 16. I wana get a tatoo in memory of him. He wanted to get some but.. now he cant. I want some ideas of what to get. I'd like something religious or having to do with boxing. He was training to become a boxer..

214JC 6 years ago

Forgot to put my email.

Jesse Starr 6 years ago

My auntie just passed away three days after christmas, she was like a bestfriend to me. i could tell her anything. I'm 13. and i already have a star tattoo on my back, i'm thinking of getting another tattoo in memory of my bestfriend/auntie. she's meant the world to me. My momy and grandpa alreasy said yes for me getting a tattoo! I don't know how she passed away, my mom won't tell me. Rest In Paradise Auntie? loveyou.

dan  6 years ago

jesse starr,

get something that reprosents her persenality like my grandad i got for him a masive one on my back because he was a bubbly livley person so if she was quiet get like a plain small one do you know what i mean

chelle hurley 6 years ago

my nan passes 5 yr ago this mth and i am getting a tattoo of an owl as she collected them, i don't want an obvious memorial design and don't like crosses and RIP so this will subtle and remind me of her

krystal 6 years ago

I've got a celtic cross on my neck for a rembrence of everybody I've lost- 2 frineds and a handful of close family memebers. I know that it's a rembrence for everybody but would like a saying to go with it, possibly a bible quote but just can't find the right thing, any suggestions??

Anthony 6 years ago

I lost my little sister about 7 months ago next week .And I am planning on getting a cross with her name on it to memorilize my lil' sister

Bambi 6 years ago

my best friend died, my granddad died and my aunt died. I want to get a tattoo when im old enough honouring all of them together :') x

sandra  6 years ago

i lost my closest friend i ever had in my life on 6.20.2010. he got stabbed and then ran for his life and calapsed right on the side of the rode and died. he was all i ever had.. he was only 18 and he was NICEST person would have ever met in your life time. im getting a tat in a month for him. if u have any suggestions pleas email me... thank you so much

*heart* 6 years ago

Early in the year , my best friend passed ...

& i was going to get a tat for her but then just a couple weeks ago i got a call saying that my baby cousin had passed .. she was a still born , so i want to get something in memory of her but i am having a very had time desiding what i should get .. help ?

abie ann 6 years ago

my grandma passed away on the O7/O8/2O1O after a long battle of cancer, but she wasn't just my beautiful grandma she was my best friend..

im only 15 but i want something in memory of her,

im not sure wha thou.

any idea's?

email me please-

thankss xx

Scott 6 years ago

i have been thinking about getting a tattoo since i was 16 but could never think of anything to get but then in june this year (2010) so then i decided im gonna get a tattoo in memory of her so i thought about what to get then i thought what is her favourite flower which was a dafodill so then i decided i would get a heart with two daffodils comeing out of it with aribbon in the heart with Gran in it. just a wee idea for someone maybe something they really liked would be a good thing to have on yoru tattoo

kayleigh 6 years ago

i lost me niece this year on the 24th march she only had a week left to make it into the world but sadly died i am 15 n i am goin for me tattoo on wed R.I.P my angel xxx

john 6 years ago

my cousin thought that the only way out was death and this year he commited suicide he was 13

kea 6 years ago

My names katherine my dad past away when I was in 7th grade, I was born on his birthday, we shared the same birthday. He was a bmw and mercedes manger. Bmw's and his sense of humor and loving the sun/lake. Help need ideas!!!! Badly!!!

Thanks so muchhh

kea 6 years ago

I'm 18 years old my dads initials are JMA :)

Tonnie 6 years ago

I lost my brother to suicide, and I've decided to get my first tattoo to honor his memory.

His suicide note asked that the only song to be played at his funeral was "Let it Be". He was an amazing musician, so I'm thinking something with a treble clef or just notes(??????????????), his full name (Steven Austin Goddard) and perhaps a line from that song.

I don't want it to be bland, but I psychedelic seems a bit disrespectful. And I'm wondering which line from the song would be appropriate, or just it's title?

Any ideas? I'd be very grateful.

budah4 6 years ago

My husband of 10 years, and father to my 4 kids just recently died suddenly. they are still elm. school aged kids and are really missing him. I'm wanting to get a tattoo that no one else has,I already have my kids name on my back in the shape of 4 frogs in the shape of a butterfly with their names in the spines but i'm not real sure what to get. We used to call each other Budah and he had LOCO across his back. I don't know if that helps but all opinions or ideas will help. I want something that means something to us but i'm not sure what.

Laura 6 years ago

my mom just passe away a week and a half ago. Im an artist so im drawing up a tattoo. She used to collect Precious moments angels, so im getting an irish precious moments angel, with a banner going around it the says RIP MOM and a quote that i really like, "Everything that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother".

Ann 6 years ago

My daughter died 6 yrs ago and I have already gotten one in her memory of an angel on a moon with her initials. I am thinking of getting another on my inner ankle and that ieda dorected me to this wonderful resource! I am going to get her name as she had written it(she was almost 15)and something else, which is why I am here. I need something small with some color! The above comments are beautiful, and this site has already helped me out greatly! Love to the "keepers" and to those who are sharing ideas!

laura 6 years ago

My brother passed away two weeks ago from a courageous battle with cancer. I would like to get a tatoo of an angel with his name on it. Not quite sure yet what i want, any suggestions

Leanne 6 years ago

How about a rose with in memory of then the persons name

Leanne 6 years ago

Laura how about the rose tattoo with a heart centre and your brothers name.

Selwa 6 years ago

My budgie was ill and died about 5 months ago. i wish i'd get a small tattoo with its name and the quote:

"Forever Gone, Forever Remembered"

on my forearm.


Breanna Hatcher 6 years ago

Im 15 right now my mother passed away when i was 11, and in a few days im gonna have a tattoo in memory of her. These site gave me some great ideas. Thanks.

katie 6 years ago

one of my closest friends died 3 years ago today in a tragic accident. she was a passenger in a car and the driver had been on a drinking and drugs session all day and most of that evening. he fled the scene and left 3 people in the car, two of them survived! i miss her so much and it does not get any easier as the years go by. she was only 20. i have a star tattoo on my hand as i see her as a star in the sky now watching over us all. R.I.P hun love ya lots, you will never be forgotten x

blanca 6 years ago

I miss frank everyday, i cry for him and ill always cry, everyday i wish you where here with me. i can still see you outside my house waiting for me like you use too. I love you so much! you;ll always be placed first in my heart.

danielle 6 years ago

my grandad died of cancer last year and i was heart vroken i disnt no what to do when he got took away from me it was like a peace of my heart took with him.

i want a tatto but don't no what to get any one help

rebecca 6 years ago

my grandpa died in February 2010. he had cancer. im getting his picture with his signature above it and then his birth and death date underneath it... black and gray...

yazzy 6 years ago

my brother died four years ago and i would LOVE to hav a tat done in memory of him. i liked the angel wings tho im not religious so was lookin for other ideas. he died in a car accident.

im also doin a tat for my son who is two and i love to bits! was thinkin bout a celtic motherhood symbol which i rly like.

pls share your ideas :)

jason p 6 years ago

Live hard lifes short

anonymous 6 years ago

For those of whom do not know what to get for your lost ones,

tattoo a symbol of which defines or represents what your lost one meant to you. Get something that make sense for you.

My pops passed away in 2003. He was a strong, intelligent, reasonable, loving man. He got himself an eagle snatching a snake tattoo and I too will get one myself, but instead it will be an eagle fighting for its life against a boned snake wrapped around it. Have not yet drew it yet but put some thought into it.

Elora 6 years ago

I was just ten years old when my Dad passed away from cancer and I'm now 16. He was a pilot and prior to being an airline captain, he was in the air force. So in his memory I got his air force wing badge with his initials in the middle on my right wrist. I absolutely love it and so does everyone else who sees it. I'm now wanting a second tattoo for my Mum who is still alive, that's what I was looking for when I stumbled upon this. I admire every one of you, the loss of a loved one is really hard.

Heather 6 years ago

My father passed away unexpectedly recently of natural causes. I'm an only child ...very much a daddy's girl (raised by him solely)! Any thoughts to help me put previous thought tattoo ideas together with this terrible loss which I've recently been dealing with? Prior to the unexpected death of my father I'd intended on angel wings for my shoulder blades and the number '57' on my forearm with roman numerals. Anyone???? Bueller???

Becca 6 years ago

One of my friend's really good friends Dan died a couple months ago and she got the absolute cutest tattoo for him. He was only 18 years old and she loved him dearly, they always used to listen to Slightly Stoopid together, so she got a quote from one of their songs. It says "All I really needed was a friend like you" and it's adorable. If any of your friends passed away you should think of a song or something that really reminds you of them.

chris 6 years ago

my grandfather passed away 8 years ago and i am really trying to think about a good tattoo i can get for him. on top of that one of my friends recently passed away so im wanting to get one of him too

Jennifer 6 years ago

My husband passed away a month and a half ago. We starting dating in 11th grade, married when we were 21, had a baby at 25, and he pasted right after his 28th bday. He is my soulmate, always in my heart and I am looking for something small to put at the top of my back to have him with me. Anyone have any ideas for me?

Racheal34 6 years ago

My brother died when i was 18, 15 years ago now, his anniversary just past on the 7th of October. His birthday is coming up on the 20th of october. He was involved in a car accident he was 20 years old, my mum died 5 years later with cancer, my nephew also died 8 years ago, cot death. I really want a tattoo that connects all 3, any ideas would be appriciated. Thankyou x

Ryan 6 years ago

My grandma passed away in june do to a long battle with als. She was more like a mother then a grandma to me. So I wanted to do something special. I know I wanna do something with a sunrise over a lake. But I haven't seen many designs for that idea. Anybody know of any good ideas.

beka104 6 years ago

a close friend died october 4th, just 2 weeks ago due to an overdose. he was in a car, and the others in it stole his clothes and shoes, then threw him in his back yard to die. he was 14. and i plan to get a tattoo in honor of him. i know i want his initals, birth/death date, but i want a paragraph or something small like that to go along with it. any ideas?

beka104 6 years ago

^^^^ along with the comment above. if anyone has any suggestions; thank you.

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locoengr57 6 years ago

My Dad died after a short painful three weeks with cancer, that was March, 2010. My son of 26 years dies playing golf with my youngest brother, September, 2010, of severe asthma attack. It's just wrong two wonderful caring people gone in a blink, I miss them terribly. I hope you two both truly Rest in Peace!

alicia 5 years ago

my mom died last year . do you have a any ideas what tatoo i should get . please anyone have a idea

email me at

sarah 5 years ago

my brother commit suicide six years ago, and i went out and got a white ink tattoo down my left side that says "eternus frater" which means eternal brother in latin

beka104 5 years ago

-sarah; i like the sound of your tattoo. how you got it in latin down your side. that's where i'd like mine to be placed also.

thanks for all the ideas everyone.

babygirl 5 years ago

my grandpa died and i was wooundering if anyone would have an idea please tell me at

Leanne 5 years ago

ive lost both of my grandads and they both meant A lot to me, im allowed to get a tattoo to honour them and i want a delicate one with some words maybe something like "now you are asleep ill see you in my dream"

Any ideas?

email me


Bri 5 years ago

i am 20 and i lost my mom 3 months ago, my stepdad 5 years ago, and my friend 4 years ago. i have dealt with so much loss, and losing my mom is the worst thing ive ever gone through. just reading through everyones comments about their experiences and losses is so comforting and theraputic. i want to get a tattoo for my mom too...

Dan Curtis 5 years ago

When I Had My High School Graduation, I Had Sent Him An Invitation And He Never Showed, So The Next Day We Put Out A Missing Persons Report And He Was Found A Month Later In A Creek (Dead) And It Will Be 2 Years In July Since He Has Passed, And It Hit Me Hard When i Found Out. And We Had A Great, Father-son Relationship, But I Figured That Now Would Be The Time To Get A Tattoo In His Remembrance, I Planned On Getting A Portrait Tattoo Of Him On My Chest With A Personal Message Below It.

Donnisha  5 years ago

I'm 18yrs old and i lost my first true love 2yrs ago,i've been considering getting a tatoo with his initial,any idea of d style of tatoo.

John  5 years ago

my grandma passed away over the summer she was 84. i was very closed to her and i wanted to get a tattoo to remind me of her but i have no idea what to get please help. contact me a thank you

Thea 5 years ago

My boyfriends grandpa is very sick and he wants to get a tattoo to remember him, as we know he will not be around much longer. We're having trouble coming up with ideas though, everything I suggests he doesn't seem to like. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks.

joseph russell jr 5 years ago

my dad died on 4/19/2010 an im havin a real hard time tryin to find the right pic but i got the words already its gonna say the will of god will never take you where the grace of god wont protect you 8/27/71 to 4/19/2010 im 18 an i want it to cover my chest if any boday has any ideas for pics let me kno thank you

alicia 5 years ago

my mom died last year in 09 i miss her . so you have suggestions what i should get. contact me at or

Kd 5 years ago

my bestfriend passed away on november 2nd 2010, i really want to get a memorial for him that captures what he was as a person and what he loved to do. everyday we would longboard and those are some of the fondest memories i have of him. i was thinking of getting a longboard on the outside of my arm, with his initals along the curve of my shoulder and under the long board have 1992-2010, i know that's what i want to get because it captures him exactly but i just want to know what you guys think about that placement and layout??

POOPPOOP 5 years ago

the one that's in spanish you spelled the tatt wrong its SIEMPRE CONMIGO...

Scotish Gal 5 years ago

Hi my nana died on the 27th of march this year and i really want a tattoo in memory of her but have no idea what to get. Any ideas would be great. Thanks

Katie S. 5 years ago

I got "mija" in red on my right wrist because that's how she started every conversation. When I get the $$, I'm going to do maybe a quarter sleeve for my best friend, who killed himself in 2008. It's a Fernando Vicente piece of a woman opening up her chest to expose her heart, as she looks away.

Rebecca 5 years ago

Hi, my sister was recently tortured and murdered, and I would like to get a tattoo to represent her. Do anyone have any ideas?

Thanks. My email is

JASON MANNING 5 years ago

On dec 21 2010 my wife went in labor at 17 weeks due to a infection our son was not strong enough to make it RIP Austin Lee Manning you'll never be for gotten you saved your moms life

anthony 5 years ago

Hi both my nanna and grandma and little sister has passed away. I am looking for a tattoo which shows my nanna and grandma looking after my sister in heaven can any1 draw up a design and email it me. thanks

sydney 5 years ago

My grandfather passed away before i was a year old. I want either a heartor rose with his name and the year he was born and the year he died but i haven't found anything i like. I anyone can draw a design and enail it to me at that would be really AMAZING!!

Aubrey 5 years ago

I had a friend that died October 14 of my 8th grade year, he was a year younger than me, it's hard losing a close friend, you hung out with a lot, and this year two kids that know people I care about, died in a car accident, it just brings it back up. RIP. OAS You may be gone but you will never be forgotten, love ya "Mario" (:

jessica 5 years ago

for those who lost a idea would to get angels wings with the date and foot prints between them...and those who lost their love,i got my true loves name tattooed on my wedding finger because we've been together since we were 14 and now im 20..i also put our on the back of my wedding finger..i was 16 when i had my daughter and when she was just 3 months old my father died.he never got to meet her and i was a big daddys girl i knw he would of loved her! so now im sitting here debating weather i should get an anklet memorial or an arm one...

Doug 5 years ago

i'm 18 my big bro passed away a couple years ago and i still cant seem to find a good tatoo in memory of him i want one for my chest if u have any ideas please let me know at i would realy like a nice looking cross like i said any ideas please let me know at i look forward to looking at ur ideas

Joel 5 years ago

I lost my oldest brother and me and other brother want to get matching tatoos in memory of him. We are trying to find a short quote to be included on a tatoo of three crosses representing us three brothers. Any good ideas for quotes? If so i would really like suggestions please email me at


keith 5 years ago

my best friend committed suicide, were both serving overseas in afghanistan. i want a tattoo in memory of him. if anyone has any ideas email me @

Saul 5 years ago

I lost a close friend, he passed away on newyears 2011 at 3am he OverDosed, he was 20 years old and i known him since high school im looking to get a dope ass tattoo in memory of him if anyone has any ideas email me at thanks

Anna 5 years ago

My best friend died in a car accident this summer and I can't have tattoos that show because I am a model. So I think I'm going to get his name and the dates in a really pretty font along with part of a song they played at his funeral that he would say all the time, "Time Marches On", on the bottom of my foot. In case anyone was in a similar situation. :]

12-3-05 5 years ago

My dad died when I was 10 years old when I turn 18 I want to get a tattoo for him.. I'm not sure where to get it or what to get. I want something small but not too small I don't know if I should get his name or dad. I think I kinda want a dead rose or something. Any Ideas email me.

Matt 5 years ago

my little cousin died of cerebreal palsy when i was younger and i really want to get a tattoo for her my brother just got one with her name dob and day she died and it has baby foot prints someone help me my email is

Shannon Baker 5 years ago

My boyfriend died on the 8th December 2010 ; i miss him so much so i was wondering if i should get a tattoo with his name on my wrist and something next to it, but i'm not sure what, any ideas?

Rest in peace Alex J Smith

ashley  5 years ago

hey im looking for atattoo for my uncle who died in dec 1997 for my sis ex fucking bf who shot him and for my nephew who died in jan 2006 u guys can email me at

Oliver 5 years ago

My dad was lost out at sea before i was born and i feel strongly that i should get something to remember him by, but i need some ideas of what to have inked, i'm going to have it on my left side on my chest.

please email me with any idea that will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Julie MacDonald 5 years ago

Hi im 17 and i lose my grandad in 2006 and i want to get a tattoo for my 18th birthday in memory of him because he meens a lot to me i miss him so much i thought i wanted a big star sayin grandad under it but im no sure. any suggestions.


xdmf1789x 5 years ago

My ex bf died in october from an anerisum he was only 24 years old and he loved skulls so i wanted to get something to do with skulls but i don't know if i should get writing that says "RIP" or just get the skulls.

5 years ago

my really good friend/bestfriend; like a brother.. past away aug.15.10. 14 days after his 20th birthday. he was hit by a drunk driver. i want to get a tattoo in his memory. a friend got a rainbow & another got a cross. so now idk what to get. he was gay, a party animal, & a really great loving open minded person. ive known him for 10yrs. but i don't want anything simple for him because he meant much more then that to me. any ideas?

andrea 5 years ago

my big brother bin was killed in 2007 im just now kidof getting over it but not all the way ill never be over it i think and question myself ever day wht if i was with him it would have never happen the people never got cought but i sometimes think i no but in today's world people dpmt care i love you bub im gonna ge a tat for the lose of him

Kimberly Sellers 5 years ago

okay guys i am looking for my first tattoo my sister passed away in 1999 from cancer she was my only sister and now i am an only child she stayed in the hospital for months on end she was only 2 and i was looking for a tattoo of a cross something meaningful for her

if you can help me

please email me at

thank you

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chelseaer1991 5 years ago from Tustin, CA

Hi, my name is Chelsea, and my Great Grandma past away in Nov. I really want to get something in memory of her cause she was like the only family that had stayed by my side through thick and thin. I need suggestions on what to get im thinking something like a dove or something. please email me @ this account or on my email account @ Suggestions or pictures would be greatly appreciated thank you :)

Deana 5 years ago

Hi, My husband completed suicide on November 9 2010 and left behimd my 2 yr old son and I. I wanted to get a tat in remeberance of him on my left shoulder blade, but am having a real hard time deciding what to get. If anyone has any ideas please share with me. This will be my first tat and I want it kinda small.

linziee  5 years ago

my bestfriend died the first day of school it was sept 7 2010 i wanna get her tated but dnt know what to get

momma 5 years ago

I have been reading most of the sad comment here about ppl losing loved one & if ne1 has suggestions about what type of tattoo to get. Well for wemen that has lost unborn children I know how hard it is I have lost 3. In there rememberance I got an angel tat standing @ the top of stairs with fadded n clouds around the stairs and stars on the stairs bc until I get to c them I know there was an angel waiting for their arrivle. I hope this has help!

Loving Daughter 5 years ago

My father passed away when I was 8. This summer makes 20 years since he died and I really want to get something in memory of him. I know he loved music and was always playing his guitar. Does anyone have any ideas?

Jewels068 5 years ago

Hi im one of 6 kids. Im the only girl and my baby brother just passed 01/09/11 at age 17 from a brain tumor. Kinda have an idea of what i want but don't know how or if i can put it all in a tattoo on ankle foot area..(w me every step) I wanted name, dob-dod and "save a place for me" on the tattoo. As for background or actual tat...I would like wings, halo, i would like to put boxing gloves in there somewhere bc he was a fighter. He had an army of ppl all over the nation on his side pulling for him too. Also may kind of want a Grey cancer ribbon for sign of his kind of cancer he died fr. If anyone can help me turn these ideas into a tattoo, email me

kayleigh 5 years ago

How do you pick or decide what tattoo to get for some one who didn't get the chance to live? Hi I'm kayleigh I lost my son. I was 6 months pregnant when I lost him and nearly died myself. I have his name and date of birth on my left wrist I but want to add something to it any ideas? xx

Caton Tarry 5 years ago

My closest friend died on may 29th 2010, he was only 17 and he was coming up 18, I am only 14 but he lived next door to me and i have knew him all my life and I'm thinking of getting a tattoo in memory of him, he used to love downhill biking and he had a specialized demo 8 and I'm thinking of getting one with that bike on... Any ideas please...

R.I.P Paul Gary Dean

Jodie 5 years ago

I lost my child when I was just 4months preg on June 10th 2008. I feel empty and lost and everyday I think about my beautiful little baby up in heaven. I really want a tattoo to represent my love to my little angel but can't decide on wether to get a picture and put the d.o.d and due date on or get a poem of some sort to show my love and feelings....if anyone has any ideas please email me on and let me know. Thank you x

Nicole 5 years ago

My husband passed away earlier this year at 27. With our 3 year anniversary coming up I had to figure out something. Our 3 year anniversary also landed on the 5 month mark since he died. I got a heart with wings that says is never lost on the inside of my wrist. It's beautiful and really helped me to grieve. My friends are throwing me a party for my tattoo. It will be held on the 6 month mark.

koisty.koisty 5 years ago

My brother passed away when i was 12. I am now 24. I got a tattoo in remembrance last year of some white feathers flowing in the wind. I was always told as a child if you see a white feather on the ground it means your guardian angel is looking after you. I liked the significance of this so brought it into the design. This year I am getting a remembrance for my mother who died in 2009. I am getting a house sparrow with some poppies and sweet pea, and the quote 'always with me'. Obviously poppy is the flower of remembrance and my dress at the funeral had poppies on it and i wore a brooch of my mums of a poppy. I think if you are getting a remembrance tattoo it is a lovely idea to tie it into your life with that person so you can look back fondly at their time.

claire 5 years ago

Hi my step mum was recently diagnosed with breast and bone cancer and i would like to get a tattoo to represent it all ive looked around but still not sure what to get any ideas?? plz email me at xx

tammy 5 years ago

hi, my niece just past away on january 31st, she was murdered, i have quite a few tatoo's, but want to get 1 to remember her, i have a tattoo on the right side of my stomach w/ a rose wrapped around a heart, can some1 give on what i should put around it. thank you

Mike M 5 years ago

I have two memorial tattoos. The first one I got was for my daughter who passed away from a congenital heart defect. She was 21 hours old only. It's a cross with a rose and banner that has her name "Abigail Rose". I love it to death, but I have decided that I want to do more with it and I want to add the dates of her birth/death to it and also do a complete half-sleeve out of it. I want to incorporate Alis Volat Propriis which is translated from Latin as "She flies with her own wings". I think it's very fitting.

The other memorial tattoo I have is for my dad who passed away about a year and a half before my daughter was born. It is a Polish Eagle in honor of our heritage and it has a banner below with my last name and a banner above that reads: "Nigdy Cie Nie Zapomne" which is Polish for "I will never forget you".

cliff 5 years ago

my dad passed away from lung cancer almost 3 months ago an its been rough cuz im only 18 he was a good man... a great father. i spent all yr last yr takin care of him. i never lost faith that he was gonna pull through an get well.

he always got on to me about high school. he always pushed me to graduate. ive finally graduated but he aint here to see me walk across tha stage:( but i know hell be lookin over me when i do. mom is havin it rough. im always there for her but seems like it aint good enough:/ R.I.P. dad. i love ya an miss ya so much.

remember 5 years ago

i have a close friend, whos dad died from liver cancer just last sunday...i felt bad seeing him go through so much pain, im sorry to say that im not getting a tattoo for this incident. but i made me feel better seeing al these people from all over the world open up on this sight so i just thought i could do the same. in loving memory of danny.

Shelley 5 years ago

My husband of 25 1/2 yrs died Jan. 29, 2011 from heart disease at age 47. He left behind 4 kids, 24, 22, 21, 19. My daughter tattooed this quote across her ribs in honour of her dad who spent many years fighting to stay alive with a bad heart while raising them with me. it fit him perfectly, he was a very special man who never once complained in all those years. "You Never Know How Strong You Are, Until Being Strong Is Your Only Choice." she is going to put for daddy with his date of birth and death on it when the quote heals. My youngest son just got his today. it is a set of blue and white wings opened up and pointing towards heaven on the side of his leg with an Onyk (egyptian cross) in the middle with Dad at the top 1964 - 2011. it looks beautiful. I haven't decided what to get yet as I have two red hearts together with a purple rose coming out of it with our initials in it already from years ago and a tinkerbell on my leg with our kids initials dripping from her wand. I want to try to use the same one for both my husband and mom lost when I was 17 as well. I have gotten and seen many ideas and know that the perfect one will come to me. my other son hasn't decided what he is getting yet either. only oldest son isn't into tattoos so he won't be getting one. so many loved ones lost on here. thank you for such a beautiful site where we can feel free to share our ideas of tats and also our stories. thanks website owner.

PS to grim reaper... you must never have loved anyone in your life because if you had and lost them you could never show the lack of respect, dignity or compassion on here like you did. I feel very sorry for you. This is a site clearly marked in memory tattoos so why don't you go somewhere else because your comments are not needed here. You are a sad and pitiful creature.

brett 5 years ago

cherish your loved ones while you can you never know when they will suddenly be taken away

jake  5 years ago

my grandma died when i was 13 or 14 im 20 now and i really want to get a tattoo for her i cant wait to get it gonna get it on my side

carlos 5 years ago

Grandpa died a few years back love him like he was the only person I had want to get full back done in memory of him juss can't find the right design

Any help?? :

a. 5 years ago

my grandmother died of breast cancer before i could ever meet her and i wanna either get a memorial tattoo or a portrait f her but i want it on my side and i want to include her dates and a breast cancer ribbon some how any ideas...?

josh 5 years ago

my father passed away 7 months ago from a heart attack in a restaurant i seen it all happen age 16 and had to see my dad have a heart attack

Steven 5 years ago

Hey everyone

i was reading all of your posts and i can relate to it. My girlfriend julie of 4 years passed away during heart surgery. If your all lookin for nice RIP crosses or in loving memory words or even in loving memory phrases for that special someone who passed away go to google and type in cross tattoo pictures or type in loving memory phrases and you'll get a bunch of stuff. That's where i got all my ideas

kaley 5 years ago

im getting a tatoo in memorie of my cat kally she sadly died a few weeks ago so i want a tatoo in memorie of her

Anya 5 years ago

I lost two friends in the last 7 months. One, Tabby(17), was murdered on 8.17.10. I spoke with her fifteen minutes before she died. She was a dear friend. We became like sisters.

Another friend, Nellie (16), died in a car accident 1.27.11. We were also very close. We helped each other at our darkest moments. As I had more help in my healing, I started dedicating much of my time to helping her with her addictions. At one point, she called me mum. Now, I'm only 2 years older than she was but it felt good for once to have someone call me that. Her mother had died years before and for her to see me as a motherly figure to her meant the world to me.

As I have just turn 18 I want to get a tattoo in memory of Tabby and Nellie. As I have a job and play sports, I want something on the smaller side that I could hide with a tshirt.

Please send any suggestions to:

Tabby and Nellie...I will never forget you. My wish for the both of you is that you guys are at peace now..wherever you you guys...

Tay 5 years ago

My aunt died about 2 years ago, last summer i got the chines symbol of "hope" on the top of my foot in pink with a black outline, since she died of breast cancer

Leah 5 years ago

My dad committed suicide on the 28th of January 2011.

I still don't feel anything.

I hadn't talked to him for about 6 months as he suffered from

Depression my whole life and I hadn't gotten along with him

Very well for the last years of his life.

I keep thinking of all the ways he was an amazing father to me

And my sister and I can't understand why I didn't pick up

The phone for so long.

At the funeral one of his oldest friends gave me a card with

Photocopies of poems that he wrote over 20 years ago, there

Beautiful. So I think I'm going to get them tattooed on me

Along with his signature or something like daddys little girl forever.

I don't want anything like rip because

I want the tattoo to represent him not his death.

I really do feel for everyone who's written something on this because they've lost someone

Special to them. x

Dixie 5 years ago

I'm 19 and November 19,2010 my brother Lane committed sucide. He was 26 yrs old. He was a son,a brother,a husband and dad. I miss him sooooooo much!

Joe 5 years ago

My father passed away two months ago and I feel I need to get a tattoo for him. I don't know what to get and I need something reasonable since I'm only 16 and my mom has to approve of me getting one.

ChasCagle* 5 years ago

Hi, my name is Chasity. I am 18 years old, a wife and a mother to a beautiful baby boy! When I was two my biological dad passed away due to a fatal car accident, then my mom met Eric, although he was my step dad, he became my daddy. On October 25th of 2003, at the age of 32, He passed away as well. Leaving behind my mom, my then 8 years & 6 month old sisters, & me, I remember thinking I wish I were young again so I wouldn't know what the pain felt like. I always wanted to get a memorial tattoo for them, but not a huge one. I could never find one that suited both. Although Eric and I were closer, I still have my real dad, and from what I have heard I was my daddy's biggest fan. I want a quote(short&sweet) with my real dad's birthday with a heart it star at the end and then Eric's birthday as well. I already have one tattoo, its my don's name, Caden, in old english on my needles aren't a problem. Any suggestions?

My email is or message me on


Breanna 5 years ago

My bestfriend was killed almost 5 months ago. He was walking to school and he was hit by a school bus and I really want something to remember him by I have a idea but it needs a little work. I was thinking about getting it on my inner wrist and it saying rip mason "ice" Adams and maybe a baseball or two and his baseball number but I'm not sure.

Any suggestions?

burtonlass 5 years ago

my daughter michelle gave birth to her baby six weeks ago,he was five days overdue and born still.for mothers day i would like to pay for a tattoo of his footprints.i know that she will never forget thomas but it may help to have a little bit of him close to her heart.thomas was her first child and she still needs to be his mom

inod 5 years ago

my friend lost his little daughter, and she want to make a tattoo in memorial of her. can u send me some resonable ideas. my email is

Becky 5 years ago

I lost my grandma and my great grandma 6 hours apart from each other early on in january this year i was just wondering if there was anything anyone could recommend towards getting a tattoo that's for both of them any size is not a problem just want somthing that will do these two truly amazing ladies justice.

any ideas would be greatfully accepted

Ross 5 years ago

I would love to get a memorial tattoo of my late mom. She passed away in 2008. She loved orchids, but is it okay if I get orchids inked on my body (since I'm a guy)???

your suggestions are welcomed n much appreciated

sam 5 years ago

On october 16th 2010 my baby brother was killed in a car accident. My mom and I both got tattoos in memory of him. We had lee creamated and then had just a tiny bit of his ash mixed into the black ink of our tattoos that way lee will be with us forever. It is completely sanitary I checked with tattoo artists and doctors.

Brittany Jeanette 5 years ago

I'm sorry for everyone's inadequate as that is.

I lost my older Sister, Desiree to Kidney Failure. She also had Spinabifida and was Mentally Imparied. She was 24 when she passed on October 30th 2009. I miss her more than anything. I recently got a full back tattoo in her memory.

On my sides, in Old English, "No Fear" & on the Left side, "No Regret" each intertwined with Confederate Jasmine & Ivy, trailing down to shape into a 'U'basically. On the vines on my lower back, I have DLA (Her initials) & 1985-2009, "Sisters & Friends...Always" Out of those words I had an Orchard (Our fav flower) outlined. Next week I go to get it colored. I found a unique way to honor my Sister in ink..I didn't want to copy or repeat anyone else, min is origional and I can't wait to get more done:)

Larisssa 5 years ago

Well my mom just passed aways 4-7-11 at 9:30 am she had cancer its so hard on me

Ross 5 years ago

@Larisssa, Im so sorry to hear that. my condolences to u n your family

missing someone 5 years ago

i need ideas for a tat i wanna get on my lower back to represent my mom,dad,and baby boy. i love angels so i want the angel to be looking up to heaven and i want there to b the breast cancer ribbon, and some boxing gloves because my dad was a boxer,and my baby who died before he was born so i want his footprints.also something to represent my four living kids maybe stars or butterflies but i want those tats to b on the bottom somewhere to represent theye are still here on earth.any drawings would help,thanx

Alisha 5 years ago

My fiancé passed away 10.3.10 he was only 20 years old, I am planning on getting a heart on the left side of my ribcage. Its going to be filled with a design with his initials mixed in. I can't wait! He loved tattoos and I think he would really love the one I am getting for him.

Rosalinda 5 years ago

when my grandfarther died i went crazy i was thinking of getting a tatto of my grandpa poerty.. RIP GRANDPA

Ryan  5 years ago

Just over a year ago two of my best friends died. One of their funeral songs was airplanes by B.O.B so I got a tattoo of a shooting star with their names under it and "I could really use a wish right now" wrapped around it. Feels good to have a bit of them with me. :)

Nick 5 years ago

I lost my Dad about 5 weeks ago. My Dad and I were inseparable, we were always together, we did everything. He passed away unexpectedly and suddenly. Everyday I get out of bed I feel the same feelings that I felt the day that I found out. I really want/need to get some work done to represent our strong bond and all the memories I have of us. Something that will signify how badly I want him back in my life. thanks


i lost myy bestfrend a few year aqo. he wusz born on June 05,1994 nd sadly he committed suicide on December 31,2007 he had a lot of problems qoinq on but i nevr thouqht i wuld've had 2say qoodbye so soon..i wake uph evrymorninq wif da feelinq i felt 4years aqo hearinq he killd hymself, i cant explain all da emotions nd hurt im feelinq inside so i wnna qet a tattoo tuh express da love i hav for hym nd how much i miss hym..i been thinkn of eht since da day he passd but i wnt eht tuh be sumden no1 has so i been patiently thinkn..RIP ANDRE THURMOND 1994-2007 I MISS YHU ND ALWAYS WILL, SAVE A PLACE FOR MEH IN HEAVEN TILL WE MEET AQAIN..I LOVE YHU

dave 5 years ago

i lost my grandad in 2003 and my granny and other grandfather in 2009 i was thinking of gettin something to remember them by i want to get there birthdates and deathdates in the tattoo but don't know what way to make this into a good tatoo any help would be great thanks thanks guys

Gabrielle 5 years ago

my grandma passed away august 26, 2010. she was 79yrs old. she would have turned 80yrs old december 25. my son and i were living with her i am 20yrs old and my son at the time was 16 months. my son is the one who seen her first then i found her that morning. it was very hard.

i don't think i really dealt with her passing away because i have to be strong for my son and the family. i want to get her portrait done with some beautiful roses and her picture in a gold frame. i think getting this tattoo will help me deal with her passing away.

she took me in after i found out i was pregnat at the age of 17. she did a lot for me and i feel bad everyday not letting her know how much she ment to me.

Grandma, you were an amazing person. i love you so much and cant imagine my life with out you in it. once i get this tattoo for you i will be able to see your beautiful face everyday. our family is falling apart. i wish you were here to help us through the things that we are going through. but i know your in a better place and not suffering no more. and thats what is important. your hito isaiah (my son) misses his grannie very much.


R.I.P DELIA (GRANNIE) 12-25-30 - 8-26-10


Kimberly 5 years ago

The worse thing a Person could go thur is to lose a parent at such a young age. Jan 24th 2010 I lost my Grandfather. Feb 19th I lost the best man on this planet and that was My Father. I am 24 and Still am having a hard time. I want a tatoo In memory's of him but I want to get one that has alot of meaning behind it. My dad was a hard working parent He raised me and my brother and worked. I was only 6 Weeks old when mom and dad divorced each other. Please help with any Idea's. Remember to always no matter what ur parent put you thur to always love them. R.I.P Dad. Email me at

Emily 5 years ago

My Father, Duane LaPrairie, passed away unexpectedly this Saturday, April 30th, 2010. I'm getting a memorial tattoo for him tomorrow. He had a tattoo on his chest of a rose and it was the same tattoo that the late Jim Croce had on his chest, so I'm getting that one. I'm just not sure what to get around it. I was thinking something in his handwriting. Any ideas?

James Moore 5 years ago

i lost my mother when i was 8 years old i was on my way to go see her when she passed now i am 17 i am in foster care so have to wait to get a tattoo when i turn 18 and i am looking for suggestions if you have one plz email me at

jakky 5 years ago

my best friend committed suicide a few months ago, he was only 14. i want to get a small tattoo, but it has to have a lot of meaning...

Heather 5 years ago

My father passed away when he was 25 due to an accident at work. I'm getting a cherry blossom tree to symbolize letting go and the shortness of life. I wished that I had known him better. To my father John Hugh Oliver

cara 5 years ago

my moms childhood friend and her 26 year old daughter were killed on the 15th of january 2011 in a fatal car accident and for those of you who might live in norway michigan may know who im talking about. im getting a tattoo of a mother bear holding the baby bear on her lap. the are both going to have angel wings and a halo. I miss them alot

TONYEA 5 years ago

I have one tattoo for my dad who passed away when I was 11. It is a heart with a banner that says dad, and it has his D.O.B and his D.O.D under it. I just recently lost my brother I actually found him on my birthday and I am thinking I am gonna get a Harley symbol with his name in it and his D.O.B and D.O.D

Sonia 5 years ago

I need help deciding what to get in loving memory of my uncle who pasted away March 9,2011 at the age of 49 of lung cancer.

cody 5 years ago

i got a tat that says 12-28-08 for my grandpa and it is on my fore arm i know what i want it to look like finished but the guy that did the numbers fucked up any help on how i can fix it thx

becky 5 years ago

i lost my dad 3 weeks ago he had a massive heart attack he was only 42 and i am 17 so i want to get a tattoo of him because i was really close to him , he loved george micheal so i was thinking one of his lyrics from his songs, any ideas?

email me

Natasha 5 years ago

My Father was 46 years old, passed away March 31st...almost a month before his birthday...and now Father's Day is coming up fast!! I read soooo many posts that all of you have written. It is so heartbreaking and I am so sorry for all of your loss's!!

I have been thinking of getting a remembrance tattoo for my Father, but I am not exactly sure what to get of course. I feel like since it's only been 3 months that there hasn't been enough of a time span for me to fully think about what to get.

Bridget R 5 years ago

My brother died at the young age of 16 from cancer in 2008. I have had a hard time with his death, and in his honor and my future of coping with his loss I am getting a tattoo now that I am 18. On my left wrist I am getting a bird taking flight, to symbolize my future. On my right wrist I am getting a bird landing to symbolize his death and that he will forever rest with his memory nested in my heart. RIP Isaac.

Melissa  5 years ago

My husband died 6 weeks ago from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 36. We have two boys ages 2 and 14. In rememberance of him I am going to get a tattoo on my right shoulder of a heart and put his name in the center of it because he truely was the center of my joy. We had only been married 3 years. I really miss him and loved him very much. RIP Michael.

i miss you baby! 5 years ago

My lovely twin brother sadly passed away when we was only 5 years old,after a long 3 year battle against kidney cancer-he would never give up on anything;his last words were 'don't forget me I'll miss you' that broke my heart I live with the heartache everyday and it tears me apart, he meant the world to me like my bestfriend and brother in one person, I miss you my little twin brother! I wish you was still down here celebrating our birthday with me! I miss you millions but you will be living in my heart forever and I promise I will NEVER forget you, R.I.P. Baby philip I miss you!xxxxxx

Hannah 5 years ago

my dad passed away 6 months ago, im 17, i miss him so much alwaysin my heart forever

crazy 5 years ago

two years ago i lost my twin cousins in wreck. they went to a party and both of them drank. instead of staying the night at the house they left. on the way home he feel sleep behind the wheele the car flip and both of them flew out. ill never for get them i was really close to both of them. i want to get a tat of something that reminds me of both of them. RIP jay and ray

tarynn 5 years ago

im wanting a tattoo of an angel on my back. i want her full body but from the back. its for my sister who died at birth, i want it to cover most of back. showing her wings closed, with curly hair. i also want her buttcrack to show. i want it to look like shes holding her knees aginst her chest. no luck yet! any help?

Sandy 5 years ago

i plan on getting the heart tattto with the name and dates inside of it with "in loving memory" going over it for my grandma in 3 weeks. its simple but very nice.

thanks for the ideas

txman 5 years ago

In Oct 2010 my wife had an ectopic pregnancy and had to terminate I am looking for ideas for a tattoo if any one has a good idea email me at

Steff 5 years ago

My brother passed away June 25th 2011 accidental drowning, he would be 26 at July 30th, I'm planning on getting my first tattoo in remembrance of him but struggling of what to get I was thinking about getting something before like a phoenix holding a guitar but then his best friend had told me about something he had drawn before of a guitar and rose making an x with "live for music, die for love" written on it and I was thinking maybe I should go that route. I'm 25 and my brother and I were very close.

Anne 5 years ago

I lost my son 1 1/2 years ago when he was stillborn at 8 1/2 months along. I am looking for ideas to do a memorial tattoo for him. Something small and I plan on having it placed on my lower abdomen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated............... please send ideas to put the word tattoo in subject line so I don't have to mess with all the junk stuff that comes my way) There are so many ideas out there and I am having trouble just coming up with a general idea that I can start from. Thanks for any ideas..............

ashanti 5 years ago

my mom passed when i was 4 and i would like a tattoo of her name(eula) a flower, a heart, and for it to say r.i.p on my arm...i have a lot of idea ive been tryna put 2getha..any ideas would be greatly appreciated thank you ... my email is

Krissy 5 years ago

my dad died in 2006 from liver failer and diabetes..

i wanted to get a tattoo of a sparrow with an arrow going through it with a ribbon in its mouth and dad to be in the ribbon. is that a good idea??

if not any ideas?


melissa 5 years ago

Hi my husband passed away in the line of duty he was a police officer for nypd i would like to get a tattoo in memory of him but i have no ideas if you can think of any please email me pics or ideas at you in advance

Zach 5 years ago

On 4/22/08 my step sister-in-law was 6 months pregant and had a miss-carriage..his name was Ryder Thomas(my step-dads name)Pettersen,it happened on a friday and she had to carry it till monday for the doctor to deliver it. A year or so later she was pregnant again..when Ayden Ryan(my step-brothers name)Pettersen was 6 months old his parents found him in his crib he had stopped breathing on 5/24/09 he had passed away. So for the past two years I decided I want to get a tattoo in memory of my 2 nephews who returned to heaven way to early....My plan is to get In Loving Memory across my back then their names on the outside of each of my biceps...I'm in college now so I'm waiting till' i graduate and have some money to get it done.

smllawless 5 years ago

my granddad died on the 28 of july ths year and im looking to get a tattoo in memory of him to have him permanatly with me but im not sure on whata to get :/ help me!!!!

Anarchy 5 years ago

my niece passed away at birth and i was thinking about gettin a tattoo on my chest with an angel on its knees praying over her gravestone.

Ali 5 years ago

I am 17 years old. Two days after my 15th birthday my grandfater, who was like my father, passed away from a stroke. Then on May 13th 2011 my real father passed away of a drug overdose. He was only 32. And we had just started to get close. Both of there deaths were very hard to deal with. My 3 year old son still ask me were his pops [my dad] is. That is absoultly heart breaking. But i have been wanting to get a tatoo in memory of both of them. I know i want the words "You'll be in my heart" because my grandpa used to sing that song to me and i want Grumpy [what i called him] and Daddy and there dates. However i don't really know how to put it all together.

So any sugestions would be great.

If you have any please email me at

Jennifer 5 years ago

Hey Everyone,

My Papa Passed back in 1998, but he was more then a grandfather to me, he was more of a father to me then my own father, I saw him more then my own parent, he raised me and treated me like I was his daughter, did all the things father's do with there children. When i was sad he wiped my tear's and was the only one who could make it all better, was my number one fan. He had Bladder cancer and beat it, my biological father moved me and my mom to Sydney Australia for his work, when i begged him to let me stay back with papa, they wouldn't let me so they forced me to leave with them, and It was like I was with stranger's cuz all they did was work, or hang out with there friend's when they were not working until they took my away from my papa and moved me across the world. well 2 1/2 weeks after we left my papa was rushed to the E.R they said he had Amonenia, and after he got out of the hospital the doctor called him a week later and said sorry we were wrong you actually never had amonenia its actually lung cancer, you have 6 months to live. My nana called my mother and I, and told us we needed to come home.. I wanted to leave right away because I wanted to spend every second with him I could, she said he had 6 months we will leave in a week.. and a week later we were on the flight home, and he passed away 2 hours before we got home he passed away and 4 hours before he passed when he was dying he was yelling out my name crying for me. :( I missed saying goodbye to him I just turned 25 yrs old he passed when I was 5 months away from turning 12. I never got to say goodbye and it still hurts just as bad as when he first passed cuz I never got my goodbye's. He was 100 % italian spoke fluent italian and English, his mother my great nana died a yr before him at 99 yrs old didn't speak english only italian. He was my best friend, my hero, and a father to me. Im getting a tattoo tomorrow and im stuck on what to get. Its going to be on my wrist, Im thinking of maybe getting " Per sempre il mio eroe Papa. T" Which means - Forever my Hero Papa T in Italian. But im not 100% sure anyone know of any good idea's for a wrist tattoo? I want to do something in honor of him, and also so everytime I look down at my wrist it makes me smile and remember him when i look down at my wrist. Thanks everyone. Jen

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becauseilive 5 years ago from N.J. Author

That's a touching story, Jen, thank you for sharing it. I lost my beloved grandmother to breast cancer in 2010, and I too know the pain of not getting there in time to say goodbye. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, and at such a young age. Your grandfather is ALWAYS with you, I dream about my grandmother all the time and in the dreams she is always happy and looking healthy, the complete opposite of how she looked towards the end. I still feel her with me and know she's watching over me.

And I know that the incredible love she surrounded me with while she was alive will NEVER leave me. It'll last a lifetime. Never forget that love is stronger than death. I think "Forever my hero, Papa T" in Italian is an excellent idea.

eminem 5 years ago

my friend passed away, car accident about 2 weeks ago he was only 17 soon to be 18.. i miss him dearly, he went in my arms.. see you when i get there buddy REST EASY

Tatiana M. 5 years ago

My Baby Brother died 6 months in the womb. That was 4 years ago, and 11 days before my 10th birthday. Now I'm 14 and am planning to get his name (Aden) tattoo'd on my left wrist with a tiny pair of angel wings next to it, in a year.

libby 5 years ago

my dad died when i was ten and i blamed myself for a long time and now i realized that my dad couldn't be saved it happened in a second. my sister got a tattoo of a rose that said daddy under it.I am going to get a tattoo to remember my dad forever

mardi 5 years ago

So you got an idea for a tattoo?

Got some images that u want mixed in each other or something to make it into a tattoo?

Do u really really really want it to be designed and you are for sure u're gonna set it on your body?

butt... you got no one to design it? i mean NO ONE?

mail me... with your story...

Dawn 5 years ago

My brother committed suicide 9 months ago--it took EVERYONE by total surprise. He was such a strong man and hid his pain so well, he was well loved and had over 400 attendees to his funeral. He was one of my best friends since we were little, always my protector and we just had so much in common. After his passing, my parents and sister and I went and got a tattoo over our hearts with his nickname in a heart with wings. At the top of the tattoo it says "With great love" and then wrapping around the bottom says "Comes great loss". I know he is always with me and I don't need a reminder, but for some reason, it gives me a little comfort when there really can't be any to have it there to read and know how close he is to my heart.

joyce beach 5 years ago

My son Zachary T. Beach died about 10 months ago. The loss is so great. I cannot even begin o describe it. i would like o have a memorial tat. done as a back piece to cover an old ugly piece I have on my back. do you think this would be possible?

bshields 5 years ago

ok i am ninteen and i have lost both my parents at a very early age i am wanting a cross with wings and a neat little saying over it but i am not sure if i want it on my arm or my back or how big to get it any ideas on designs would be greatly appreciated thanks. my email is email it anytime thank you all. Sorry for everyones loss

lisbeth 5 years ago

I lost my boyfried two years ago. He was 20. He was crossing the road and got hit by a car. It was in the afternoon and my going away drinks were that night as I was leaving for Europe a week later. I was thinking of getting "Nothing Else Matters" tattoo on my rib as Nothing Else Matters by Metallica played at his funeral. I'm thinking the dates below it as well. Also, my best friend committed suicide 3 weeks ago. I spoke to him the day before and everything seemed fine. It's so hard to cope with, not seeing or hearing him all the time. He was always there for me and I could tell him anything. I miss him more than words can describe. We had been through a lot together and have had a few big arguments but he was always my best friend and I love him so much. I want to get a tatto for him too but I'm not sure what to get. I want a quote and then the dates below it and maybe his name as well. I'm not sure where to get it either. I want to be able to look at it all the time. I would love to get it on the 19th September as that is his birthday. He would be turning 26. Any suggestions? Please help?

lauren 5 years ago

my dad passed away in 2006 and im getting a tattoo in memory of him for my 15th birthday and i have no idea what i want to get or what i want it to say

i need some suggestions cant anyone help?

Ryan26 5 years ago

My father died when i was 12 and im 18 now and ive been thinking and still am! so i need ideas about a tattoo for my father... what should i get

ashley 5 years ago

my grandma died last march and i am trying to decide what to get was thinking kinda simple



Gone but never forgotten with a little hwart on my ribs?

or flower

Erik 5 years ago

My dad past away 3 months ago, and im planing on getting a tattoo to show how much he really ment to me.

Stephanie 5 years ago

Im turning 18 Nov 9th. I lost my son (Jaydon Romen Arnold) exactly one week after my 17th birthday. My gift to myself will be a remembrence tattoo to my son, n as the one yr date is coming up fast I see it fit. I want something on my ribs. I was thinking having the father or my son, my first love, my best friend, and my future husband write his name n maybe a qoute or something n have it tattooed in his hand writing. I want as many ideas as possible

Victoria 5 years ago

My father just died only 2 days ago, Mon. 9/26/11, He was only 38 and his birthday would have been Oct. 2nd. I am only 15 but I have permission from my legal guardians to get a tattoo. My father had a tattoo of My Name and a picture of a rose resembling my middle name and then my date of birth. I want my tattoo to mean something special as well, I know he loved me so much and I don't want to have just a bland tattoo on my left shoulder, any suggestions?

Jesus Huerta 5 years ago

I was thinking about getting a tattoo of my Dad.He passed away in '02 when i was just 7 years old, but I really don't knw what I should get? I was thinking about getting the country of Mexico which that's where he is from and Rip Jesus with is birth and death date. I don't know yet? Any suggestions...? Here is my Yahoo

Sarah 5 years ago

My soon to be sister-in-law died last week due to complications with T1 Diabetes. She was 24. I'm going to get the symbol of the charity she work for (DWED - works saving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and eating disorders) - a heart with a needle (for injecting insulin) inside it. It was a huge part of her life, and a tattoo she was planning on getting herself. It would have been her first one.

shannon 5 years ago

my sister passed away in jan of 09 and ive been thinking about getting a tattoo for her but not sure what or even where.. i hate needles but feel as to i need to do this. i am thinking about my right shoulder blade. but what do i get any idea.. if anyone has any ideas my email is

Roxanne a.k.a.YA DREAM GIRL 5 years ago

wow. this iish makes me wanna cry thinkn bout my baby Christopher Lowery :( i miss my hubby. its almost been a yr. thinkn bout wat kind of tattoo to get in memory of him.......damn. death hits you hard huh?? and he was only 17

YA DREAM GIRL 5 years ago

JUNE 7th,1993--NOVEMBER 22nd,2010

Anthony 5 years ago

Need some advice or opions...i went to school with a girl who died at the age of 18 by a drunk driver. She was heading home to visit family and friends when she got hit, her and the guy that hit her died almost instantly, well I live in a small town so when she died, it hit everybody pretty hard in our town her funeral was so full there were people outside tryin to get it...well like i sayed earliar i went to school with her but didnt know her at all maybe sayed hi once and that was it but idk what came over me or wut but something told me to get a tattoo in remembrance of her. and now a year and 8 months later ive had the tattoo on my forearm...but some days i regret gettin it because i didnt know this girl personally nor did i ever talk to her but than theres other days im glad i have it because it shows her memory will last forever...was it dumb to get the tattoo? sometimes i think about gettin the tatto removed but than i dont want to, what do I do??? any suggestions or opions plz

RealSteel 5 years ago

hi. my grandmother died in cancer on June 28 2011. id like to do a tatto. i thought to a cross (full back) with some angels and birds with her name, birth date etc. but i think later id like to expand this for my other familymembers. you know this will be a family tattoo :) so pls give me some ideas. thanks!! :( (

tracy 5 years ago

my dad died in april i am only turned 18, i want something small and elegant on my wrist something like rip dad in black but i want something more on it not over the top simple and meaningfull???

Giuliana 5 years ago

My best friend,(the love of my life) is dying. he told me last night. he said to me "when i die, you should get a remebrance tattoo of me" i said i promise ytou, i will. so i thoughgt all night, the first day we met, how i asked him if he wanted a cupcake so he always called me cupcake, i love you hun. i love you.

Michelle 4 years ago

My cousin passed away a couple of days ago. He was only 26 years old. He loved to fish, that's all he ever did and it was his passion. He drowned on a fishing expedition along with his best friend, Ben. (Rip the both of you)

I plan on finding or drawing a beautiful fish and putting his initials in or somewhere around it. I want to get it on my wrist so I can see it everyday to remind myself of the wonderful memories we had growing up as kids.

(Love you David)

Joi 4 years ago

I just lost my brother 3 weeks ago and i like to get a small tattoo of him but i don't know what I want either...I have alot of memories but I don't know what to get

maggie 4 years ago

my mom and brother dies same month say day ten years apart 10-29-83 10-29-93 I want something to honor them both any ideas

Kaili 4 years ago

My Boyfriend and I got into a car accident on Feb 18, 2011.

I miss him each and every day!

I dont understand why i survived and he did not :(

I got a tattoo for him on my left arm on my bicep, he also had a tattoo there.. thats why mine is where it is.

Mine is a heart with angel wings with his name in the middle, letting him know he is my angle that holds my heart forever,

RIP Johnathen Micheal Carwile.

i love you and i miss you.

Your, Baby girl

Sarah 4 years ago

My dad died of cancer on the 27/9/2006 his name name is paul dever

tyler 4 years ago

uncle passed away from o.d on heroin sep 7th. need a goood tat for him. theres to many and i want it to be perfect might take some time

OkunS Dave 4 years ago

I lost my beloved Mum 18 june this year, I want to get a tatoos on my hands to tell her, Nothing can change the love i have for her, my email id is I MISS YOU SO MUCH MUM.

jase 4 years ago

i lost my brother ,and i really wont a meaning full pics just words ,just after some ideas . if u have any email me

Jennifer 4 years ago

My best friend died back in april, and I would like to get a tattoo in his memory. I dont know what I want to get, I would like to get something that reminds me of the goods time we had together. I dont want to get anything that will remind me of his death.

Kabir 4 years ago

These all are not good fo the heart. Just make pray for him if u r muslim.

marissa guerra 4 years ago

My grandpa passed away a yr who & I plan on getting

" meet me in the heavens"

But idk were . I need help choosing were

cozmor 4 years ago

My Darling bride of 30 years passed o Sept 16, 2011.

I wanted something that would capture her essence and her fiestyness I seatled for a tattoo that has a barbed wire wrapped around my arm with a largr red rose at the end of the barbed wire. This represented to me her pain and struggles to get back to the beatiful flower she is.

I love you and miss yo dear RIP Tim

mariss 4 years ago

I lost my Son TJ Morin With cancer with a tumor in the head he was only a year old May 2,2011 and was born Aug 7 2010 he fought for 8 months with 2 surgery's and Chemo and then Radiation nothing worked at all first the tumor grew then the the next time the did the 2nd surgery with Radiation it spreaded to the sine the doctor didnt give us much longer but all we did was keep him happy to the end when he left this world im seriously looking for a awesome tatty that will relate to this with a cancer sign for kids so pleace hit me back RIP my lil Angel TJ Morin

joe 4 years ago

MY grandad died form cancer when i was 13, im now 18 and i want to get a tattoo that is dedicated to him, i want it on my shoulder blade, he had a dragon on his arm if that helps

ideas would be appreciated

RIP Grandad

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Miyu Shimizu 4 years ago

Hi everyone! My condolences...

Today makes six months that my ex boyfriend passed away. Twenty days later, two friends of mine died after my love asked me in date. Does anyone have suggestions that I can remember two dates that marked me?

this is my email:

Hannah 4 years ago

My granddad died 3 years ago and my nana is now dying of terminal lung cancer I want a really nice heart tattoo for the both of them on my shoulder blade any suggestions?? X

graham 4 years ago

i loved my mum .she passed in 1995 have a very unusual tatty on my arm.wife 2 b beat this cancer crap as did our kid.thankyou lord.have my own disability now.thankyou for all that know me .

rachel 4 years ago

my mum died 3 months ago i want to get a tattoo on my shoulder blade i seen a tattoo with blue forget me not fowers but i cant find it on here anymore any1 have any suggestions wat i should do my email if any1 has any ideas

Sadie 4 years ago

My brother died when I was only 9 years old, I am now 14 and would like to get a RIP tattoo for him & his father which died the same year as my brother. But, I can't seem to find anything. Any ideas?

Jordin 4 years ago

Hey, So my grandpa died back in '06 from cancer all over his body. He had it for about 6 months. Well September 16th 2010 my Great Grandpa died. He died of old age and 1 day before my sisters birthday. Well my older brother, sister and I are all getting tattoos for them. They're getting one for my great grandpa and I'm getting one for both of them. This is going to be my first tattoo so I'm trying to find ideas for an in memory/r.i.p. tattoo. Any ideas? my email is Thanks.

Taylor 4 years ago

Hello recently my Grandpa passed away and I am thinking of getting a tattoo in rememberance of him, but i also want to incorporate my other grandpa and grandma into it. with their names and dates. Any suggestions/ideas?


Reggie 4 years ago

My Father died 2 years ago and i want to get a RIP tattoo with a religous cross. i want some suggestions please.


Ashley 4 years ago

July 24 2011, I was on my break at work and my mom wanted me to call her. I was sitting there with my boyfriend, who i had started dating just 3 days before, as she gave me the news of my 22 year old cousin. He had been 10 minutes from his house, and got into a car wreck, the injuries of the accident killed him. He was my bestfriend, and I went to him for everything. Its been a long 5, almost 6 months, without him.

I'm 19 now, and have one tattoo on my foot, but I want to get an "in memory" tattoo for Branden. I am gonna get the nautical star with a ribbon through it, in the middle im gonna have his name, and then on the left side its gonna have the year he was born, and then on the right will be the year he died. this means so much to me, so i hope i am able to get it soon.

Cindy Jensen 4 years ago

Can someone recommend an artist to do portraits


Ms. Kim 4 years ago

My 18yr old son was killed on July 15th, 2011 while walking from my mother's house after stopping by for a visit. I have been trying to come up with an idea that would express how much he meant to me and how much I miss him everyday. I am so undecided on if a portrait, cross, or what and where to place it would be a way of expressing my feelings.

cameron 4 years ago

my cousin died when i was in 5th grade im now in 9th and her name was Claudia rose bogan and i wanna get her name with a rose around it

Trista 4 years ago

My older brother was 17 years old when he passed away from bi-lateral pneumonia he has been gone 8 years this october and ive been wanting a memorial tattoo that symbolizes purity and has a cross because we always went to church if you could come up with something that would be amazing my email is please email me some suggestions thank you

sarah 4 years ago

i lost my dad when i was 11 any suggestion on what i should get with something thats says daddys girl !

Lisamarie Byrnes 4 years ago

My papa died on September 24th 2010 & i wanna get something to remind me of him... he was a big part of my life.. & i miss him a lot... i didn't get to see him before he died or before he got sick... So i wanted to get the tattoo that says Papa and the heart with wings

Chelise Coklin 4 years ago

My dad died 2 years ago Dec.29 day after my 14th birthday, and a day before my mom and aunts(they are twins) Birthday(dec.30)... So last year for a early Birthday Gift from my brother he gave me a tattoo of a Celtic cross and my dad initials in the top 3 points... Greatest idea ever :)

chris clark 4 years ago

My daughter was hit and killed just over a month ago as she was about to board her bus to go to school....she had just turned 13 5 days before she was hit and 10 days before xmas.....any suggestions on what to get?

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Heather Rae 1829 4 years ago from Desert Hot Springs, California

I want to get a tattoo for my cousin amanda she was born july 15 1989 and died day after my birthday july 31 1995!!!

And my grandma found out she had stage 4 cancer in may 2011 and died on my cousin amanda birthday july 15 2011!!!

I want to get something for both of them but im not not sure if I should get two tats or just one ffor them both!!!!


Jordan 4 years ago

i lost my dad a year and a half ago to a heart attack when i was 15. he was 46. now i want to get a tattoo for his memory, but my mom won't allow me too. trying to convince her for my 17th birthday

dylan 4 years ago

my aunt passed away yesterday morning(valantines day) of cancer. im looking for a tatoo to tribute to her. im 17 but my mom said shed take me to get a tat before hand so now i know what i want to get

emma 4 years ago

i lost my baby girl born at 19 weeks last thursday goin to bury her next weekend but i have got a couple of ideas i want i want angel wings with tear drops with her name in stars any ideas for what else i miss u baby mia everyday

tabitha 4 years ago

a month ago i just lose my father of 36, im 18 and im going to get a tattoo over my heart that says ill carry you in my heart forever! he died of multiple organ failure:(

sarah 4 years ago

Ruben Gomez Jr 1974-2011 RIP baby, love and miss you

Willie 4 years ago

My mom passed away when I was seven and I have always wanted to get a tattoo and now I'm in college all I need to do now is save up enough money to get it.

Chanel 4 years ago

my best friend passed away last month, its been hard, been thinking about getting a tattoo as one of the ways to honor her forever. RIP Leyla

nibo 4 years ago

hiya im lookin for a tattoo 2 have for my grandad who sadly passed away on my 30th birthday which was saturday hope some 1 can help me thanks

Aleena Devi 4 years ago

I lost my 16yr old son Krishneel Gounder on 13 Nov 2011. I will do a tattoo on his name as i loved him and miss him so much.

Ashley Lowe 4 years ago

I want to get a memorial tat for my mom and dad.My mom died in 2010 from brain cancer and then I lost my dad in 2011 in a cacr wreck...any ideas how i can incorporat both of them into one tat and it not look too cluttered??

Sierra 4 years ago

R.I.P to all the wonderful and peace and quite people that are heaven you are and a better place to be

R.I.P ceyonia tanae austin

Born 2000 die 2011

Kassie 4 years ago

I want a tattoo in memory of my great nanny, and great grampy but I have no idea what to get because I want one tattoo in memory of both of them... I don't know what to get... Please help.. (:

Cora McDuffy 4 years ago

On Feb.26, the love of my life was shot and killed n front of me. I am feeling as if something is missing from me and I just pray that God holds him close and me close. I will always love you Marcus D. Henton

Britney H 4 years ago

My Mom passed away a month ago from two different cancers. I am only 18 and I am having a hard time trying to imagine all of the important things in life without my mom. I got my first tattoo just a few weeks ago and it has a heart in it so im trying to find new and original ideas that will help me always remember our life together. my memorial tattoo will help me find closure so i want it to be special.

brendan 4 years ago

Im 17 i want to get a tatoo for my brother that passed away after a few mouths after he was born i dont know what to get for him

zach 4 years ago

My father commuted suicide a couple years ago. I am hoping for a nice tattoo to remember him and are open to any designs

sarah 4 years ago

My gramps died on christmas eve in 2002 I want to get a tattoo of his grave stone with the walk way and foot prints going up towards heaven

savi 4 years ago

i want to get a tattoo of memory of my granny that passed away 3 months after i moved to another country and in memory of my aunty that passed away after 3 years fighting from cancer i want to get something small and simple but idk were and what to get

shayy 4 years ago

i want a tattoo of a heart with wings and a banner on it that says my dads name in it and something around it that says daddy's girl on it maybe another banner under the heart with wings i dont know what would look good on me cuz i am small so theres not alot of room to put ink on

d021411 4 years ago

My boyfriend/ my sons father passed away on july 18,2011 i wanna get a heart tattoo on my wrist with his name and the dates.

Dean 4 years ago

why dont u all remember something u and the sadly late person loved/liked/did and draw ur own design eve if u cant draw, just a rough copy go to the tattoo artist and ask them to take it and do somehthing with that they will draw it up for you haw you want it!! thats just what i would probably do.. instead of the usual ones in the above pics.. it ill mean more to you and the other person... just trying to help and sorry for your losses!!

Dean xx

Bianca 4 years ago

Hi. I have been thinking of getting a tattoo for a while now. I am having trouble with it. I want to get a butterfly on my right shoulder blade. My mom passed away when I was 13, almost 5 years ago. The memory of her is small and disappearing; and it shatters me inside to know that she will never see me or my brother grow up. I want to get this tattoo for her, to say that she will always be by my side and to remind me that I am never alone. I read a thing on butterflies " They are the spirits of the dead and bring clarity to hard times" I surround myself with butterflies. My life was very hard when I was young. My mom had so much trouble being here and I never understood why. In my butterfly tattoo I want some designs maybe or words to describe our lives. And I want the butterfly to be different from every one else. I was even thinking of getting her face in the lines of the butterfly. I just miss her so much.

Any Ideas?

kels 4 years ago

My dad passed away a month aftr I turned 18 I waited 5 years to get his memorial tatoo as I wanted to find the right artist my tat is on my ankle it is simple it says DAD then his horoscope sign he was a cancer then the year he was born and the year he died I added blue and turqoise waves as cancer is a water sign around his name half way up my calf and had the waves swirl down onto my foot its very simple and to the point I am going to add " there's holes in the floor of heaven" wrapping around my leg.and plan on getting a matching one on the other ankle when my mom passes I also have a memorial on my shoulder for my uncle it is a nick name he use to call me. Its ok to take your time with a memorial tat you want to you don't want to regret something so important. When you see the right image you will know that that's what you want it doesn't matter if people get your tatoo it is for you and your healing next week will be 9 years since my dad passed and plan on getting my tat finished. Just remeber with any tatoo you have to think when you are 80 will you still love it? Good luck guys and I a sorry for your losses I can say I really know how it feels

4 years ago

My sons father/my boyfriend passed away on july 18 2011 I wanna get a heart tattoo with his name n dates on my wrist I don't know what colors to do I don't want all black I want some color in it.

carlene jackson 4 years ago

Its 30 yrs in july since my sister died and id like a tattoo and dnt know wat to ave dne but i do know i want it on my neck so any ideas plz do say plus ive got 5 other tattoos,my sons name and date of birth on my wrist a rose on my shoulder sum flowers on my foot a dolphin and ankle and chinesse writting on bottom of my back

jen 4 years ago

my boyfriend passed away three weeks ago today in our apartment from a heroin overdose, we were together for three years and lived together from day one. i want to get a memorial tattoo for him cause he saved my life too when we struggled with addiction together, i just wish i could have saved his again. i really want to get something amazing for him!

sharrelle steeke 4 years ago

my mom passed away wen i was 2 years old now im 23 i want to get her name tatoo on my arm any ideas

chris 4 years ago

i lost my sister 8 years ago who died suddenly of a heart attack, i always wanted to get a tattoo in memory of her but didn't want it to say rip in memory of ect

the 2 quotes i was thinking of were

"light never fades away, it just moves to anoher place"


"what the heart has once known, it shall never forget"

max 4 years ago

My best friend passed away July 18th will be 3 years and I want to get something for him but I really don't know what. Any suggestions if so email me thanks

Juan 4 years ago

My mom was shot and killed in a murder suicide when I was ten. Now i'm 17 and I really want to get a tattoo to remember her. This experience has greatly affected my life and I kind of want it to remember her as I didn't have alot of time with her and when I did unfortunately i was a kid and took it for granted. Now I realize that she was my mom and I want to remember her and to represent the fact that I got through it and I'm still here through all the pain I will always love my mom.

gundy 4 years ago

What a hole he left in my heart all the words are thier but the feeling is hard to touch he was my mate and brother we got baptised together and grow up from match box cars to footy to girls to wifes to looking down the road at having kids and all the things that make you who you are .I always thought he would be there but that was not to be that phone call still lives in my memories what a great man he made me laugh and gave me nothing but what he was looking back we have had some good times the rockhampton b&s ball was off tap love them toay foget about what tommorow brings

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becauseilive 4 years ago from N.J. Author

@gundy - "Love them today, forget about what tomorrow brings." Awesome quote, couldn't have said it better myself :)

joanne 4 years ago

i lost my wee brother when he was 11 , my mum nick named him bight eyes because he had big blue eyes he also loved celtic football club i am lookin for a quote that will bring all three to eather can any one help me

katlymn 3 years ago

My grandad died ijn september and he was a man who loved horses , i want to get a horse shoe tattoo but i want to put his name with it maybe in a scroll ? i want it to be special as he was a special part of my life .

jennifer 3 years ago

hey everyone, I just lost my baby brother November the 10th of this year.he was killed in a car accident he just turned 20 September the 12th. I have been hunting everywhere for a memorial tattoo for him.we were very close please email me at if anyone has any ideas or anything.I've been looking everywhere and haven't been able to find anything so far that just said that's the one. if anyone can help please email me

philip 3 years ago

hi everyone i see of losses here it sucks so bad. im 28 and i lost my wife the day after christmas. i have a small daughter and i want to get a tattoo of a portriat or of things she liked. if anyone can help with ideas id like that. im so stumped on what i want to get and where i want to put it. can reach me at any help is welcomed

Linda 3 years ago

My fiance passed away on Monday night 1/28/13. He had just turned 38 on the 19th. I want some small memorial tattoo. I don't know what. I miss him so bad. I never knew someone could love me the way he did. Any ideas would be great

Amanda 3 years ago

My dad passed away 3 months before I graduated. we had been expecting him to go for a couple years but he had been holding on. He always said he would not go until he saw me graduate. I have been looking into getting something for him tattooed somewhere, but i have no ideas. somehow i just dont like anything anyone else has.

just red 3 years ago

My daughter was murdered in front of her kids almost a year ago. I would like to get a tattoo that shows the type of person she was and how much I love and miss her. Any suggestions? I am thinking about getting it on my back or shoulder. She would have been 30 years old.

Ronda 3 years ago

My brother passed away unexpectedly 12/9/12. I still cannot bear the pain of his loss. I am on medication to help me cope. Pain as deep as this should leave a deeper scar. I want a tattoo so I may express my grief physically. I want it to hurt so I can focus my pain on something tangible. I would like a portrait, but if it were not a true likeness, or worse, badly done, I would feel guilt for having a poor memorial for him.

I am at a loss. He loved so many things. I can't seem to come up with a single image, or even a collage that represents him, or expresses how important he was to me. Please help me express my pain so that I can begin to remember him with happiness.

Christina 3 years ago

My Step mother and granfather both passed away in this past March. only 2 weeks about. i was kind of hoping to get something that can be for them both. but i am not sure what i want to do. any suggestions?

Samantha 3 years ago

My husband and father of my children died from sleep apnea about 2 wks ago...think i am going to do a crying clown with the dates 8/7/83-4/10/13...

stu 3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of everyone's losses here. My sister was murdered in 2010, and I finally decided I want to get something in her memory , she loved tattoos and I think would def tell me to do it lol , I love em too. We are native, so I wanted to get something that represents our culture and just sisterly love , but want to make sure that it is perfect

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kwilt 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

I have my left arm, which is closest to my heart, reserved for my memorial tattoos. I have a bracelet tattooed around my left wrist that says " In Memory of Miriam " for my grandmother on my mom's side; a yellow tribal rose on my outer forearm that has my grandmothers initials from my dad's side (because she loved yellow roses); and one on my left shoulder of a crumbling cross for my little brother who passed away at 16 years old from Duchene's Muscular Distrophy. (He would have loved the crumbling cross). I call it my memorial arm. It is such a simple idea to tattoo memorials but it honestly makes me feel like they are always with me, in my heart.

Monzta 3 years ago

My mother passed away just 2 short days ago, as I have nothing physical to hold onto that would remind me of her I feel a tattoo would serve the purpose I'm aiming for. I was planning on getting some sort of cross with the details on my left arm somewhere but I still don't know what it'd look like nor where I would like it. As this is for the woman I loved the most in my life I want it to be perfect.

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babynology 3 years ago from New York

I love your new hub theme! It's very nice. And a lot easier to read than old one, Actually.

Steve A. 3 years ago

My 16 year old son killed by a drunk driver on a 4 lane separated by a 20 yard median. And the drunk on meth lived. I miss you son. Dad loves you so much. AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOME DAY. HE HAD BEEN ACCEPTED TO PRE MED SCHOOL. AAARRRGGG.

Jorge 3 years ago

I lost both of my parents before i graduated highschool. I would really want some ideas on what I should get for them.

Tyler R. 3 years ago

My dad passed away when I was 12, I'm 16 now and hoping to get a nice tattoo as a reminder of who he was and how I remember him

Yolande 3 years ago

My mom passed away a month ago,I want to get my first tattoo to remember her by.Something special.Any ideas?

alicia 3 years ago

I lost my dad 7 years ago & want to get a better tattoo my dad got hit by a car & ran over 3 times I was 17 1/2 years old now I am 25 years old

Joe 3 years ago

My grandpa that has raised me since i was 18 months old passed away a few days ago and I really wanting my first tattoo in his memory. Any ideas anybody?

Meron 3 years ago

My mother passed way about 11year ago! I want get a tattoo of R.I.p please can you give me in idea thanks!

grant 3 years ago

hey my uncle died do im going to get a tattoo in his rememberence what would look good?

Salina 2 years ago

My niece pasted away in May her mommy was only 6 months pregnant when she pasted away the baby was very sick and was a fighter but god had other plans for her I would love to have something to remind me of that little fighter any ideals I can't think of anything

supmci123 2 years ago

My dad passed away ten years ago on my birthday 1130, I have since been saying ill get a tat to remember him while it took me 8 year's to do for reason unknown now that I have I've gotten a tat the last two birthdays the tats holds meaning to them im a Sagittarius since he passed on my birthday and he liked to fish I decided to get my zodiac symbol, instead of the bow, arrow I had them put a fishing pole for he loved fishing, and last year got a bass fish the zodiac, is on my for arm and the bass on the other with the words of im gone fishing....this year having a hard time with what to get and missing him like it was just yesterday he was here,, xv RIP POPS, as my kids call me pops, love you daddy. ...

noneya 2 years ago

my mom passes away this year and im only 15 and im waiting till im 18 to get a tattoo for her #ripmommy #loveu

Potato 2 years ago

I lost my dad in 2005

in 2007 i lost my cousin

2009 my aunt

2011 my grandma

And last year my grandpa

Gone but never forgotten

Cameron 2 years ago

Hi my name is cameron I'm 13 years old and my dad just died a few months ago and when I turn 16 I wanna get a tattoo to remember him Ik it's early to be thinking about this but I really wanna think about what I'm gonna get and I need something special any ideas? Ps I wanted to add some things in it that make it super personal my dad died from a heart attack and he just turned 43 he died 12/8/13 he past away in bed next to me and when I woke up to him there it started to snow and every time it snows are song comes on "stay" I hope these personal things will help thank you!

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Gamers Creed 22 months ago from Sydney

It's just so humbling to see everyone react in such a beautiful way despite whatever tragedy befell them or their loved ones. Thank you for posting something so amazingly touching.

monique 16 months ago

my husband died Dec 22, 2012 of a massive heart attack. it was very sudden and shocking still till this day. I have been searching for the perfect tattoo that represents him and his love for music. I have found a few but they all seem too either too big and bulky, or just not what I expected. What do you think I should do or what do you recommend

jeff 14 months ago

My dad died when i was a baby,he was stabbed and killed in a fight, but now im 18 yrs old n i been wanted to get a tattoo of him on my arm i cant wait. R.I.P Dad 1977-1998

Alexandra 13 months ago

My Best friend was murdered by her fiance back in July ,we had been best friends for 8 years !

I cant seem to come up with a proper memorial tattoo for her ,im letting her down ,because I know that if this happened to me she would have gotten something the same day she found out :'( .

I miss you Samantha Higgins ♥

My beautiful best friend, I will never forget you !

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