Losing a loved one whether it is a friend, family member, or beloved pet, is a heart breaking and emotional experience. A remembrance tattoo can be a great way to honor and keep a loved one who has passed away in your thoughts. Whether you choose to get a classic memorial tattoo, or a more abstract design, this type of tattoo can be a healthy way to remember loved ones and help adjust to life without them present. Once a loved one is lost, it is common to keep one of their belongings to feel as though you have a part of them forever. I have found that Engrave Ink tattoo ink has done exactly that. By combining a loved ones’ ashes with the highest quality ink available they have created the ultimate memorial, what they call “The Original Commemorative Tattoo Ink”.
My initial concern was safety. I found that tattoos, though extremely popular, have not historically been heavily regulated. As a result, some tattoo inks have contained harmful and even toxic ingredients, ranging from metallic salts and lead to plastics, formaldehyde and a range of other chemicals. To me, this was a scary fact. My main concern has always been the artist, and his abilities to properly portray my idea to my skin. The safety of the actual ink being used never crossed my mind. Given this new information, I was relieved to read about the development of Engrave Ink’s specific proprietary process, their attention to quality and to see the ingredients listed on every bottle.
Not only is getting a tattoo a tough decision – it takes a great deal of thought deciding on the right design, who should do it and choosing between black/grey or color. Both black/grey and color tattoos are achieved by using what artists call “washes”. I had the understanding black was black and white was white. This is not the case, after further research I found most of the top name artists use what is called “washes”. These washes are the product of mixing different colors of ink, with or without distilled water, to achieve the desired color. This answered my question as to why Engrave Ink only offers their commemorative tattoo ink in both black and white. The tattoo artist we choose has the option of both using Engrave Ink’s black and white as-is, or mixing with any other brands’ color.
What if I had an older memorial tattoo, in which I wanted to add the presence of the loved one it was originally for? Well now that is a possibility. Not only by using their black ink for “relining”, but highlighting using their white ink as well.
We hear people talk about “closure” as if there is a door that can be shut after losing a loved one. There is no magic formula for working through grief. We all experience and react to loss in different ways depending on the relationship of the individual who has passed on, and our past experiences with loss. Grief will soften in the years after, but the door to memories should always be open. I believe to desire a tattoo done using Engrave Ink can mean only one thing. You have experienced a love without equal. You have had someone truly special in your life and mere words simply will not do. If you desire an everlasting connection to the one you have lost, Engrave Ink’s commemorative tattoo ink is right for you.