People with tattoos are proud of their body art. So don’t be surprised when families want to save that piece of a loved one. Save My Ink Forever gives funeral directors a unique way to preserve a life story, and generate revenue in the process.
More than 80 million Americans have tattoos, and 40 million have more than one. That’s a potentially very big market. Save My Ink Forever exhibited at the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association’s 2016 expo, to introduce their services in this changing industry.
“You wouldn’t want to burn or bury a Picasso, and that’s what these are to the people who have tattoos. They are one-of-a-kind works of skin art,” said Kyle Sherwood, licensed third-generation embalmer and funeral director with Save My Ink.
“On the funeral home side, with cremation on the up and up, it’s hard. We’re not selling the bronze caskets and full burials anymore. This is one of the ways to make up for revenue loss,” he added. “Our product has no overhead, it doesn’t cost the funeral home a dime to offer our services.”
The embalmer at the funeral home or crematorium would remove the tattoo by excising the skin with a scalpel. Save My Ink Forever provides a recovery kit that contains the materials and paperwork to complete the recovery process. The skin art is shipped to Save My Ink Forever, which uses a proprietary process to preserve the skin art. The memorial is finished with a choice of six different frames and museum quality UV glass.
For best results, the recovery process must be started within 48 to 72 hours of the death. The finished artwork memorial is sent to the family within three months. Families can only obtain this service through a funeral home that works with Save My Ink Forever. Plans for preservation can be made during pre-need funeral arrangements.
For more information, visit www.SaveMyInk.Tattoo.