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C Tattoo or No M

C Tattoo or No M

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss Support

A place for all bereaved parents to share their stories. We are here to offer compassionate support though out your journey to healing after any loss of a pregnancy, stillbirth or Infant death. We like to think this is a good place to start to heal. WE prefer to Focus on WHAT was lost, not HOW it was lost. I have been contemplating getting my first tattoo ever of something that will memorialize my lost angel. I’m a little nervous because I have never gotten a tattoo in my life and I know it’s permanent. Has anyone gotten a tattoo for to memorialize their m/c and regretted it? I also was only 5 weeks 4 days along so I have absolutely no idea what the sex was. Even so though, it has beena great loss for me. I hate the fact that I don’t have something to remember them by. I mean I will never forget about them, but I just feel like I need something to signify how important he or she was to me. If you have gotten a tattoo for this purpose what did you get and where? I was thinking of on my ankle, shoulder, or top of my foot. Thanks ladies.

i can officialy say i have 7 friends who have tattoos in memory of their angel babies and NONE of them have regretted it. i have an aunt who got one 20 years ago and she still loves it to this day.

I got a tattoo for my son who I miscarried. I was only about 5 weeks along as well, but I always felt he was a boy. It wouldn’t be too difficult to choose something gender neutral for a memorial tattoo. I got a Forget Me Not flower on the side of my ribcage. I’ve had it for a year and a half and I still absolutely love it, it’s my favorite of my 3 tattoos. I would suggest picking a placement for your first tattoo that’s generally considered lower on the pain scale like your leg, back and most parts of your arm. So sorry for your loss and best of luck with the tattoo decision!

DH and I debated doing tattoos for our angel baby as well. We both have several tattoos, including one with our wedding date. I always planned to get little footprints around the wedding date for any children we had, but I wasn’t sure how to treat this one.

Instead for now we got crosses made with the date we lost our baby on the back. This was it’ll be close to our hearts. Perhaps if/when we do have a first baby, I’ll go ahead and do two sets of footprints, with one set obviously much smaller.

As for the tattoos themselves, I’ve got five. The one I love most is a yellow ribbon I put on the inside of my right wrist. I love that it’s there, easy for me to see. When I cross my hands over my heart, it’s right there, and when I cross my hands to pray it’s visible. It’s also easy enough to cover with a bracelet if I needed to. The other two on my back, one on my ankle and one on my foot, I just don’t see as much. Just a suggestion.

I think I’m going to wait until I’m done having children so I can incorporate my living child(ren) and my 4 angels. I know the gender of 2 because fetal testing was done, but not the other 2 and they were all early losses (9 weeks or less).