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People On Social Media Are Sharing Touching Photos And Stories Behind Their Memorial Tattoos For Dead Loved Ones

A photo is making its way around social media with a sweet and sad message of remembering children who have died before their time. According to @akkitwts on Twitter and Pictures in History on Facebook, a father got a tattoo of his daughter’s final drawing before she died at a young age.

This one photo is causing tears on the internet as the story of the unknown man and his daughter continues to spread.

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The photo is spreading around social media with a message that the man in the photo got the tattoo to remember his daughter. According to two social media pages, the man’s daughter died unexpectedly at a young age and the drawing was the last thing she made for him before her death.

The image and story are leading to some very emotional responses from people on the internet.

The death of a loved one is tragic and devastating. The unexpected death of a young child is exceptionally gut-wrenching. The loss of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare no matter the age.

Twitter users are praising the father for memorializing his daughter in a touching tattoo tribute.

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It must be painful to remember a child who has died. However, we can only assume that having his baby girl’s artwork on him forever will bring him some solace as he moves through the world thinking about his daughter and the unconditional love she gave him.

The post is encouraging others to come forward to show the tattoos they have to memorialize their own loved ones.

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Facebook users were so moved by the anonymous post that they are sharing their own pain with the world in a cathartic way. By opening up about the pain that they deal with every day, some people find a release.

And it wasn’t just children that people have given a special place on their body.

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We all know the sadness around the death of a grandparent. They were always there for you assisting your parents in every way to give you the best life possible. They were always so patient and kind and losing them can be just as painful as losing any other family member.

Of course, there is the indescribable pain of losing a parent.

It is a sad fact of life that our parents will die. No matter how much you want to avoid it, it is going to happen. How we handle it is another story. Some people never fully recover from the death of a loved one. Others manage the pain with grace. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and it all takes time.

If you have lost somebody recently and need help, you can reach the Grief Recovery Helpline at 1-800-445-4808. You can also check local listings for help during this trying time.

READ: Mollie Tibbetts’ Parents Are Pleading With People Not To Use Her Death For Anti-Immigrant Agendas

Cardi B Finally Finished That Mysterious Back Tattoo And Boy Is It Impressive

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Cardi B Finally Finished That Mysterious Back Tattoo And Boy Is It Impressive

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While everyone else is doing stick and pokes while in quarantine, Cardi B has been working something a little bit more intense.

Without access to proper tattoo artists, many have resorted to DIY tattoos-WFH style. Recently we compiled a list of all of the cool hand-poked tattoos being created during quarantine (which is important to note that we DO NOT want you to do this at home) and couldn’t help but notice when Cardi B didn’t do one herself. Nope, instead, she summoned a tattoo veteran to finish a tattoo we’ve long been obsessed with.

After teasing parts of her new tattoo to fans for months, the “Bodack Yellow” rapper finally finished the massive design over the weekend.

“Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh,” Cardi wrote in a caption to her Instagram. In a separate clip to her Instagram, she credited tattoo artist Jamie Schene of Union3Tattoo for the work.

“60+ hours, more than 10 cities, it was an awesome project and a crazy experience,” Schene wrote in a post of his own about the tattoo which features an array of flowers, butterflies, and a hummingbird. “Thanks for your dedication, strength, and hospitality.”

The Grammy winner’s fans were quick to praise her tattoo.

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How y’all doing on this beautiful Monday ?

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“So beautiful can’t wait to finish mines,” kkvsh wrote in the replies section of the Instagram post.

Does it glow in the DARK too,” another user by the name of theshaunabrooks inquired while others cooed over the tattoo calling it “So colorful & pretty!”

No doubt when it comes to tattoos Cardi B is quite the pro.

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😒😒😒😒

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Cardi B has multiple tattoos on her body including the notorious and large peacock print on her left hip. She also has her sister Hennessey’s name on her bicep, her husband Offset’s name on her leg. She’s also had the tattoo “Loyalty Over Royalty” written on her right bicep and on one of her wrists she has her ex-boyfriend’s name “Tommy G.”

People Are Doing Some Pretty Incredible Self-Poke Tattoos During Quarantine

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People Are Doing Some Pretty Incredible Self-Poke Tattoos During Quarantine

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We’re months into the quarantine and there’s no denying that most of us are getting quite a bit stir crazy.

And bored.

So it makes sense that we’ve done our best to assuage our boredom by taking part in a few trends. From new TikTok dances to makeup mask tutorials we’ve seen it all.

The latest trend? DIY tattoos-WFH style!

And while this list is compiled of all of the cool hand-poked tattoos being created during quarantine, it’s important to note that we DO NOT want you to do this at home.

Mostly because it’s not worth the risk. In fact, In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Arash Akhavan, a dermatologist in New York City urged the public to not take part in stick and poke tattoos. “There’s really no safe way to do it at home,” Dr. Akhavan insisted. “There’s probably a 25 to 50 percent chance you’re going to have some sort of complication.” To note, these complications can include anything from bacterial and viral infections which in their most severe forms can lead to death. So of course, you know that now is certainly not the time to go doing something risky that could cause you harm. This means that even if you’re craving that tattoo, spend your time imagining and gathering ideas for your next appt with your local artist when we all get out of the pandemic and save up!

Until then, have a look at the pretty insane stick and poke tattoos people are doing while in quarantine.

Because this chica went and created some pretty cute butterfly pokes.

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so cute & tiny🦋

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And just look at this insanely incredible stick and poke that must have taken a lot of courage.

And this pretty cool earpiece is where it’s at.

This handpoke has quite the fire.

And this one totally captures the ups and downs of the current quarantine.

This homage to 3D glasses is a reminder of simpler times when we could go to the movies.

This super lovely ode to self-isolating.

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And finally, this super adorable tattoo is a reminder to treat yourself to some simple love during quarantine.

And NOT stick and pokes! They’re dangerous!