3 Tributes Artists Can Create With Your Loved Ones Ashes

Published: July 25, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service

After your loved one’s cremation services in Jackson, TN. you may wish to place the remains in an urn to display in your home. This is a very common choice and makes for a wonderful way to keep your loved one close to you and have a visual reminder of them in your home. However, with cremations becoming more popular, new ideas of ways to use the remains are being created every day, Check out these interesting ways companies and artists are using the remains to create an entirely new tribute.

1. Cremation Glass

If you would like a tribute piece that also looks like a stunning piece of art, then consider having a cremation glass sculpture made. These pieces are hand blown and individually made by skilled artists.

The process starts with the meting of the glass to a thick liquid. This is when a portion of your loved one’s ashes are added in. The glass is then blown and formed into the shape you wish, and it allowed to cool. The finished project is a beautiful piece of art with your loved one remains infused into it.  You can also have much smaller pieces made that you can then use to set in a piece of jewelry that you can then wear.

2. Commission a Memorial Portrait

Many people may choose to have a memorial painting created in honor of their loved one, but a new technique is emerging that actually uses your loved one’s remains in the paint. These new artists paint the same way as with any other painting except they use paint that has been mixed with a portion of your loved one’s remains.

These paintings can be a portrait of your loved one or any other scene or image you and the artist agree upon. To find these artists you can simply perform an internet search as well as look at third party sites such as Etsy. When you find an artist, make sure to look at their past work to ensure you are both on the same page as far as the style you would like.

3. Memorial Tattoo

For those who like the idea of the cremation painting but would like to take it up a notch, a memorial tattoo is the way to go. Like the paintings, these tattoos have a portion of the remains mixed in with the tattoo ink. The ink is then applied to the skin the same way any other tattoo would be. The tattoo heals the same way and will look just the same as any other tattoo. 

While this method of tattooing is slowly becoming more popular, it may still be difficult to find a tattoo artist in your area that has experience with this. You might need to be willing to travel a little outside of your city if you would like this option.

These are just a few ways of how you can use your loved one’s ashes to create something new to honor them. If you would like to know more or need more information about cremation services in Jackson, TN., call or come by today as we are always here to help in any way we can.

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