Another way to remember your dead son: Tattoo the ashes!

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Untimely death of a son, daughter or a loved one is difficult for any parent of the world - some keep pictures, some keep their clothes, and then there is Kim Mordue, who got her son's ashes tattooed on her back.

Another way to remember your dead son: Tattoo the ashes!

Her son died after over dosing on the party drug GHB.


Heartbroken Kim, 50, said: "I've put Lloyd back where he started - he's in my body again.

"As soon as I knew it was possible I wanted to have the ashes tattoos as a tribute to Lloyd.

"I spent a long time researching the tattoos and now they and Lloyd will be with me for the rest of my life.

"Everyone has been very positive about my tattoos - my friends and family love them.

"People have been quite excited by it and have said they'd like an ashes tattoo done too. I think it will catch on."



It might a great thing for some, but for me - it is a little too weird! But somehow I do understand!
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Comment by
Sian Addiscott
June 22, 2010 at 13:52

Kim is my sister, LLoyd is my nephew, we miss him just as much today as we did the day he died... taken from us all because of a drug! My sister has found it so hard to cope the last few years, as her sister, and having 3 children of my own, i try to imagine what she is going through? I cannot! if only we could speak to him once more and tell him how much we loved him... for kim to have some of Lloyd in her tattoo is her way of coping with just a tiny part of her grief! People say it gets easier? as time go's doesnt! we all cope in our own way i suppose, my mam, myself and kim also have gold lockets with LLoyd's picture and some of his hair, so we also have a little bit of him with us. People will think its a strange idea, some will like it, each to their own, but we have to support Kim in which ever way she feels the need to grieve.... god bless you our Lloyd, I love you...xxxx

Comment by
June 22, 2010 at 14:55

Thanks Sian for the comment. We all have our ways of coping an "unfortunate" loss.

I wish that you, Kim and all your family members overcome the grief and keep Lloyd as a pleasant memory forever!

Comment by
September 1, 2010 at 14:22

For me it's not weird at all. I think it's a great idea, and you don't have to miss him because he is always with you now. :-)

Comment by
elizabeth tomlinson
September 20, 2010 at 19:11

me and my daughter inlaw love the idea  of having a tattoo done with my son's ashes but dont know how to go about it please can you give us some info  thanks

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September 21, 2010 at 07:54

If I had to guess, I would say that the cremated ashes were merely blended with the tattoo ink before application. This would seemingly get the ash below the skin, but my only question is would it stay there long.

Comment by
Mary Lew
September 23, 2010 at 21:03

I think it is beautiful that you you have tattooed your son's ashes into you. I lost my only son Luke on 12/1/09. He had struggled with chemical dependency since the age of 14 following the death of his grandmother. He was very close to her. After completing 3 CD treatments, he obtained sobriety. He was five months sober when he came home on 11/30/09 after working a long shift as a certified nursing assistant. (He had plans of entering nursing school this fall) Without our knowledge, he decided to take a bath to relax. Luke had always been a hard sleeper all of his life. I found him the next morning. He had drowned in the family bathtub. Like you said, no one knows the pain of losing a child unless you have experienced it yourself. My Luke was 19 years old. I miss him with my whole heart. I am searching for a tattoo that will capture my love and longing for him. My heart is aching for you.

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