Inking the Bond

Do you have a tattoo that honours someone who has passed away?
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When someone dies, their absence is keenly felt by those who care about them. The scholarly understanding of grief has recently evolved to recognize that a relationship shifts, rather than ends, when a person dies.

Memorial tattoos depict the relationship with the deceased on the surface of the skin. In effect, these tattoos are inking the bond with the person who has died.

This project is led by an experienced researcher who has begun a new line of inquiry. She is joined by a multi-disciplinary team of experts who will work together to answer the research questions.

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