Morbid Ink - The Human Memorial Tattoo with Dr Jon Troyer @ Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green, London [15 October]

Morbid Ink - The Human Memorial Tattoo with Dr Jon Troyer


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15
October
13:00 - 14:30

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Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green
391 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA London, United Kingdom
There is a saying within the tattooing profession: Love lasts forever, but a tattoo lasts six months longer. In this age where most of us will not be remembered on tombstones we may find we live on in the form of a memorial tattoo on the arm or torso of a loved one. Having a tattoo made can not only ease the pain of bereavement but keep the memory of the deceased actively in the mind.

Dr Troyer will talk about the implications of marking a living body with representations of death and discuss current innovations in memorial tattooing, including the practice of mixing the cremated ashes of a loved one in the ink that will be used to create the tattoo, thus forming a physical as well as symbolic link to the deceased.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail.

This salon in the cemetery is part of the London Month of the Dead 2017. Twenty percent of all revenue is donated towards a host of restoration projects at Kensal Green Cemetery.

JON TROYER
Dr Jon Troyer is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. He is a co-founder of the Death Reference Desk website, the Future Cemetery Project and a frequent commentator for the BBC. His forthcoming book, Technologies of the Human Corpse (published by the University of North Carolina Press), will appear in 2015.
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