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Cremation ashes and art – a step too far?

 Ashes of deceased mental patients are subject of new photography exhibit. The artist David Maisel has an exhibition photographs of something a little challenging. A few years back he came across thousands of decaying urns / canisters in a psychiatric hospital in Oregon that had been forgotten. They contained the unclaimed cremated remains of former […]

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Memorial Tattoos again…

What is going on? first in the Daily Mail then one of our most respected academics on the subject Dr. John Troyer, Deputy Director, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath  goes over to New York to give a lecture on the the Ashes and memorial tattoos. Don’t get me wrong I am not […]

Mum has tattoo with ashes from dead son in tribute to him

Cremated ashes in a Memorial Tattoo!

This is a radical way of memorialising a loved one – putting cremated funeral ashes into ink, then having them tattooed somewhere on your person. The more we looked into this the more ‘common’ it actual is. Despite the obvious heath implications it seems to be fairly popular in the United States. The article below […]