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Tattooing using cremation ashes

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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Ok so this is probably a bit of a stretch but I know there are at least a few tattoo artists on this forum so.

A friend that recently lost her husband has just written on my girlfriends face book that she is thinking of getting a tattoo that includes the ashes of her husband mixed in with the ink. I had never heard of this before but doing a quick web search reveals that it does indeed happen.

It sounds like a bad idea to me but putting aside the slightly morbid nature of it the links I have found on the web seem to be at odds over whether is is even safe or not.

Does anyone on here know anyone that has ever done this? or are you a tattoo artist that has an opinion?
I don't want my friend to get hurt obviously




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Found a few links..

Don't know if it will be of any help to you but it's worth a look..


eHow

AksBME

PoundedInk

Looks like it's possible. Though she should just check the possible health risks for herself
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Thank you sg.

I'm trying to get as much info as I can to send to her so she can make a decision



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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Yep, go to the BME website. There are people on there that have actually done this with no adverse affects.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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I see someone on that BME forum even had their dogs ashes mixed in with the Ink and had no problems. It does seem most people say it's safe from that source



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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It's crazy, but I'd actually do something like that. Love my dog. Though, I think the tat artist might think I'm a little weird but hey who cares.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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From the BME site getting someone to actually do it seems to be the main problem, seems like a lot of artists dont like it



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Well hopefully your friend has a good relationship with her tattoo artist. If she really wants to do it I'm sure she won't stop searching until she finds someone willing to do it.

Anyz, I hope she finds someone and everything turns out well.

It's a super cool idea. Think if I'd have to lose a loved one I'd probably consider it too.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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What I have seen done is you tear the glue that you lick to make a rolling paper stick and you burn it off into a cup with water.
You need alot of it to make enough.
You mix it up and you have tattoo ink.

If it can be done that way then her idea might work.
Theres my 2 cents



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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From wiki


Homemade or traditional tattoo inks may be made from pen ink, soot, dirt, blood,or other ingredients


dirt
I guess if you can use dirt then ashes should be fine
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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The red inks that tattoo shops use are actually made from rust.

here's a website that shows a lot of the common ingredients in tattoo ink
Tattoo Ink Chemistry



posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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dirt
I guess if you can use dirt then ashes should be fine
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omg...I have come to know the other face of coin(tattoo) here. Disgusting.
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posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:09 AM
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Inks used by professional artists and highly experienced artists are always good. If we opt for a cheap work, it is always going to pay us, at least in case of tattoo.
Intenze Ink

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