Updated On:
April 12, 2021
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1.) TRADITIONAL ART - MATRYOSHKA NESTING DOLL

IN MEMORY OF MILES

Heather K. Del Castillo

About Heather's Tatt - Firstly, I’m part Russian and I visited Russia in 2002. In St. Petersburg, I purchased the most beautiful matryoshka doll and she still sits in my home.


In my tattoo I see her a little like the mother of this whole scene. Just like I am the mother to my baby bee 🐝 Miles. She oversees the journey of life.


I had to add a bee because of my love for my fascinating beekeeping hobby and also wanted to incorporate my little Miles somehow in a tattoo to remember him by that I could look at anytime I wanted.


The hot air balloon is a symbol that I just adore. I love hot air balloons and how beautiful they always are and how they peacefully float through the quiet morning sky. I’ve been on 2 hot air ballon rides - one in Napa and one in Sedona. Two lovely trips made special by the balloon rides. I’ve wanted a hot air balloon tattoo for some time. The bee getting to ride on the balloon signifies Miles’ influence on my colorful life. I hope he’s riding peacefully through the universe.


The artist @joshtattums thought my idea of incorporating the three parts was cool and upon completion said it was one of his most enjoyable pieces to tattoo and I was both honored and flattered.


Be sure to follow Heather on IG: WELLNESSANDGRIEF


Shop: Three Fates Tattoo

Location: Pensacola, FL, USA

Artist: Josh


2.) ANGEL FOOTPRINTS

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPHINE

Haley Neel

Josephine Ivy Reed was born on June 29th, 2020 at 10:12am. She was 1 pound 2 ounces and 12 inches long. She was her mommy’s twin and had the most precious features. She is loved by many and will forever be in her family's hearts. At 19 weeks gestation, Josie was diagnosed with a heart defect. At 23 weeks doctors told us that Josie’s heart was so large there was no room for lungs to grow. Meaning if Josie was born full term and made it, there was no chance of survival. I was induced on June 28th and had her the next day. Although we wish she could live a happy and healthy life with us, she’s up in heaven with loved ones watching over us.

Josie's Journey: https://m.facebook.com/josephineivyreed/


Shop: Explosive Tattoo

Location: New Castle, Delaware, USA

Artist: Chris Sweetman

3.) WATERCOLOR FOOTPRINT

IN MEMORY OF TALON

Malan Jónsdóttir

I wanted to use his exact footprint as a tattoo as it resembles me walking on earth for him and him always being with me.


Shop: Flaming Art Tattoo

Location: Crayford, Dartford, UK

Artist: Chris Sutton

4.) MOMMY AND BABY KISSES

IN HONOR OF BYRON

Brianna Nicole Page

Shop: @starvingartist.studio

Location: Washington D.C, USA

Artist: Komrabai

5.) BUTTERFLY GARDEN & HEARTBEAT (EKG LINE)

IN MEMORY OF RHETT

Kristin Brianne Erbes

The monarch represents my baby Rhett.

Lily of the Valley is May’s birth flower- when he was born.

Poppy is August’s birth flower- when he was due.

And, of course, his heartbeat.


Shop: Dead RockStar

Location: Fargo, ND, USA

Artist: Josh Anderson

6.) RED CARDINAL

IN MEMORY OF JASPER

Hannah Matthews

Ever since Jasper's passing, I've always said he visits me as a cardinal. It's nice to be able to have this reminder on my shoulder when I'm missing him the most. Derrick knew what what I was envisioning and brought this masterpiece to life. I can't thank him enough for this reminder of my baby's time earth side.


Artist: Errick Stewart

Shop: Reckless Heart Tattoo

Location: Greenville, SC, USA

7.) ALWAYS ON MY MIND - FOREVER IN MY HEART

IN MEMORY OF OWEN

Lori-Ann Liddle

I knew I always wanted to save my arm for my child’s foot print and hand print- never did I think it would be in memory of my baby. Owen was born at 26 weeks 3 days after my water broke at 21 Weeks. He was a fighter but in the end his little lungs didn’t develop enough and after 7 hours of fighting for his life we were able to hold him until he passed. After going through an early loss in 2015 and going through years of trying and finally fertility treatments we thought this was it for us- finally the family we wanted to start. We never in a million years thought this could happen but it did and we are beyond heartbroken - with struggling with infertility we always knew to not take anything for granted and I am grateful for every second I got to carry my son and feel him grow inside me. I will forever miss his little kicks and seeing him move all around on ultrasounds. I am grateful I got to hold my son and he knew love before he passed. This tattoo means everything to me and everyday I can look at his little hand and foot print-  We miss you Owen David Liddle! 3.10.2020


Shop: Aggression Tattoo

Location: WHITEHALL, PA, USA

Artist: Mike

8.) MOM AND HER ANGEL

IN MEMORY OF WESTON

Amanda Grove

Shop: Burn Slow Studios

Location: Littlestown, PA, USA

Artist: Tyler Johnson

9.) BIRTH & CASKET SPRAY FLOWERS

IN MEMORY OF MADELYN

Meagan Cravens

After battling high blood pressure my entire pregnancy, my body unfortunately just couldn’t handle it anymore. At almost 36 weeks, I had a placental abruption that resulted in the death of my unborn daughter, Madelyn Ruth. I knew right away I wanted something permanent on my body to represent her beautiful life. Chrysanthemums are the birth flower for November. The other two major flowers are from her casket spray. I also added some Lilly of the valleys for my living child. It was important for me to make sure my oldest was included so they could always be represented together. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my precious girl and I’m so thankful James was able to give me a piece as beautiful as this!


Shop: Saints and Sinners in the Bishop Arts District

Location: Dallas, TX, USA

Artist: James @jimehaynestattooer


10.) PORTRAIT SLEEVE

IN MEMORY OF MAVERICK

Bianca Flores

Shop: Fallen Angels Studio

Location: Redwood City, CA, USA

Artist: Chris

11.) FUNERAL FLOWERS

IN MEMORY OF EFFIE

Carly Brunnock

This is my tattoo in memory of our beautiful baby girl who was born sleeping. I wanted our girls name etched on me forever, alongside gypsophilia, which was her funeral flower. Just a pure bunch of white Gyps, also known as babies breath.


Shop: @blackcrowtattoos

Location: Newport, S. Wales, UK

Artist: @kimikarrtattoo

12.) MOMMY AND ME KOALA

IN MEMORY OF LUCAS

Chloe Wagner

Completed by Aleisha Marie Tattoo

Location: Perth, Western Australia

13.) INSPIRED BY A POEM

Katy Olschewski

My daughter passed at 24 weeks in January and my sister sent me this beautiful poem that said, "Even though I'm gone all you have to do is look to the stars and I'll be watching over you." My daughter's nursery had bears in it, so I had my tattoo artist help me come up with this. The two bears holding hands which represent me and my husband looking up to the brightest star which represents my daughter.


Shop: Kulture Shock Tattoo

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Artist: Chris Rose

14.) REMINDERS OF  PREGNANCY

IN MEMORY OF NORA

Amanda Adams

My memorial tattoo for my baby girl. I always bought her flamingo things when I was pregnant so it became her symbol.


Shop: Lucky's Tattoo

Location: Northampton, MA, USA

Artist: Brynn Walker

15.) HAND & FOOT PRINT - ABSOLUTE PERFECTION

IN MEMORY OF LUKE

Jo Wood

I absolutely love my memorial tattoo for my son and it brings me so much comfort at times. Even though I can’t hold you you’ll forever be in my arms.


Shop: Enigma Tattoo Mildura

Location: Irymple, Australia

Artist: Missy Eli



I can't wait until I add my own memorial tattoo to this list. But for now, I'll just have to wait and drool over all of these.

In Memory Of Bash 2020


Still Loved Foundation was created in honor of my son, Bastion - Learn more about us here


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