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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.

Credit: @akkitwst / Tiwtter

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.

Credit: @warrior1878 / Twitter

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.

Credit: Jeff Thompson / Facebook

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.

Credit: Petey Garcia / Facebook

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.

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