Canadian Gothic: that country is seeing a new tattoo style, one which combines black ink with a loved one's ashes. Call them "ash tattoos".
Trish Rodgers filled a small bottle cap with her dead aunt’s ashes and emptied it into a vial of black ink. In her apartment, the tattoo artist used the combination of human remains and tattoo pigment to draw the outline of a rose into her cousin’s shoulder.
"Morbid Ink", others call it.
On Tuesday, Ms. Rodgers had her cat’s cremated ashes used to create the tattoo of a paw print on her leg.
(thanks to Randy McCall)