Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon Tattoo

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Title

Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon Tattoo

Subject

Tattoo art
Banksy
Memorial
Parental Grief
LGBTQ people
Autobiographical memory

Description

Forearm tattoo of Banksy’s "Girl with a Balloon" with stillborn daughter’s name as the string. The image is all in black, except the bright red heart shaped balloon.

“My tattoo is an image by British graffiti artist, Banksy, entitled girl with balloon. I simply added our daughter's name to it. I originally saw it as a perfect, haunting visual representation of loss. In the very dark time shortly after our daughter's passing, I did not notice that the original art work in London included the phrase “there is always hope”in the background of the image. More recently I see an element of peaceful letting go in the image which is befitting where I eventually would like to get to in my grieving process.”

Creator

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project

Source

Personal Collection of LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Study Participant

Publisher

unpublished

Date

Circa 2012

Contributor

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project
Craven, Christa
Lang, Ella

Rights

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon Tattoo_01

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Tattoo

Citation

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project, “Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon Tattoo,” LGBTQ+ Reproductive Loss, accessed December 11, 2019, https://lgbtqreproductiveloss.org/items/show/7.

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