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Innovation Of The Week (4)


The passing of a loved one is a sad occasion and most of us like to keep something to remind us of them. Like it or loathe it body art, or as some of us prefer to call it, tattoos, is increasingly part of the look of individuals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have one of your relative’s tattoos hanging up on the wall to remind you of them when they have shuffled off this mortal coil? Well, I was reading this week, that is just the service one enterprising outfit, called and based in the States, is offering.

Your funeral director of choice has to contact them within 48 to 72 hours of the death. The savemyink gang then send them what they euphemistically call a recovery kit – presumably a sharp knife and some preserving fluid. Once the tat has been removed, it is sent to savemyink and, hey presto, within three months you have a framed piece of artwork to hang on your wall. There is even a choice of six different frames and each comes replete with museum quality UV glass.

It will be a talking point, for sure.

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