Son's Ashes Tattooed On Mom's Skin As Tribute: A Heart-Warming Story

minerva in Stories

This is a heart-warming story of a heartbroken tattooed mom: 54-year-old Kim Mordue, who had her son's ashes tattooed on her back.

Her son, Lloyd, of 20 years, collapsed and died after taking a party drug called GHB (GammaHydroxyButrate): a dangerous drug (if improperly used) with sedative effects which on high doses, can lead to coma or death. Kim got three designs on her back: A Cabala tree, an angel releasing a butterfly, and a poem dedicated to her son.

Kim Mordue
Kim Mordue

"I spent a long time researching the tattoos. They & Lloyd will be with me for the rest of my life." said Kim.


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    The tattoo was done by her husband, David, who runs a tattoo shop in Llanelli, South Wales.

    Mordue got the tattoo in hopes of enlightening others of the dangers of drugs and the damages they inflict on society. And most of all, she got the tattoo as tribute to her son---for any loving mother knows how painful it is to lose her child in a manner so untimely.

    Kim's friends and relatives were very much amazed and are very positive about the tattoos, and some were even inspired by the idea of having their deceased beloved's ashes tattooed to them as well. Mrs. Mordue sees nothing wrong with it. It's purely a gesture of Love.

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    Tribute tattoo for her son
    Tribute tattoo for her son

    "I've put Lloyd back where he started-----he's in my body again" said Kim, smiling.

    Kind of shocking, isn't it? But it's cool & it seems safe if the process of cremation is safe and sanitary. Did you know that our tribal ancestors used to do the same during the old days in reverence to the dead? They mixed the cremated remains of their deceased ancestors with a pigmented paste could be soot, tree ashes, etc depending on the tribal culture as their makeshift tattoo ink and they applied it manually. The Hawaiians, for example, used to cut themselves and smear the pyre all over them.They believed that by doing this, the ascended spirits of their ancestors would guide, protect and watch over them always.



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