Stars & Moon Foot Tattoo

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Title

Stars & Moon Foot Tattoo

Subject

Tattoo Art
Moon
Memorial
LGBTQ people
Parental Grief
Autobiographical memory

Description

Tattoo in black ink on top of foot, a constellation of stars on an infinity symbol with a sun and moon on either side with the Latin words for “Let your light shine” in script “luceat lux vestra.”

“I needed to do something to memorialize [my losses] so I have a tattoo on my foot that has an infinity symbol: three stars and the infinity, a sun and a moon for the two children I have that are living, and the Latin phrase “let your light shine.” I went by myself. My best friend helped me put it together and the artist did her part with it, but I went by myself and I-, it was one of those things—it sounds odd—but I needed something painful, something that physically hurt to close this [pain]. So [for my most recent loss] there’ll be another star at some point in the next couple months before we try again.”

Creator

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project

Source

Personal Collection of LGBTQ Reproductive Losses Study Participant

Publisher

unpublished

Date

Circa 2010

Contributor

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project
Craven, Christa
Lane-Davies, Hannah

Rights

Format

jpeg

Language

lat

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Stars & Moon foot tattoo_01

Citation

Participant in Reproductive Losses Research Project, “Stars & Moon Foot Tattoo,” LGBTQ+ Reproductive Loss, accessed August 17, 2019, https://lgbtqreproductiveloss.org/items/show/8.

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