Tattoos are so popular these days, that although I find this a tad distasteful, I can see it appealing to some.
A Memorial Tattoo involves mixing a very small amount of cremated remains with tattoo ink and then creating a tribute tattoo. Many people had already started to have tattoos as a legacy to a loved one that they had lost, so I guess this just takes it a step further.
Is it safe to mix human ashes in with ink? Tattoo artists who perform these ritual tattoos claim it is perfectly safe and they have been doing it for years. The medical profession is not so sure, claiming that putting any foreign particles into the body can cause an infection, or worse still, a rejection.
Personally, I would have thought it is safer to just have a standard tattoo as a memorial and leave the ashes out of the equation. But each to their own!