You read that right. You can now have the tattoo of your deceased loved one turned into a work of art. It’s all thanks to Michael Sherwood and his son Kyle who run the Cleveland-based company Save My Ink Forever.
According to The Standard, the process takes about three to four months. It begins within 72 hours of death, with the skin being excised at the funeral home. Although they do draw the line—no face or genital tattoo allowed.
“People put ashes in urns on mantles and visit stones with their loved one’s names on them. Why not keep their tattoos as a memorial?” said Kyle.
Then you just hang the art (aka the skin) on your wall and that’s it. There’s no upkeep or anything else necessary.
Not sure if the deceased has to like, sign off it the process before death. Seems like there might be some legal issues there.