Friday, October 05, 2007

Uh, no thanks...

Welcome to Inkafterlife.com. We make custom photo memorials by creating a custom ink formulation using ashes from a loved one or pet and our ink. We then print a beautiful memorial photo using that blended ink.

Is it just me, or does that sound sort of creepy? I'm not sure I want someone's remains hanging on my wall.

9 comments:

KurtP said...

Anything that sells.

Hammer said...

Well hell. Make my ashes into one of those gaudy velvet naked lady paintings

Linoge said...

As if keeping the ashes in a gaudy vase on the mantle was not creepy enough... But, hell, if people buy it, more power to the creator.

Mauser*Girl said...

I have never heard about the ashes being used in ink.

That said, however, I have heard of places that create jewelry - usually small glass pendants - from part of the cremated remains.

I can kind of see the idea behind the jewelry items. I think it would probably make a person feel more close to their deceased loved one to have something like that, something they can keep with them and touch.

A lot of people have a hard time letting go and saying goodbye, so I guess this would sell.

It's not nearly as creepy as the taxidermist who offered to make your dead pet into PILLOWS a while back. Now that's kind of strange.

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

Ick.

BobG said...

I agree, Mauser Girl, the pillow thing is even creepier.

Lord Higham-Johnson said...

Forgive me for saying it but - only in America!

skywriter said...

When I was in college one of my Aunt's asked me to save our fireplace ashes as she heard they were good for fertilizing her flowerbeds.

I put them in a small tupperware container and went to the bus stop to go drop them off. While waiting, the lid popped off right about the time a gust of wind came up and most of the ashes ended up blowing away while I said "oh crap. . there goes Aunt M.'s ashes!".

I got a few looks I tell you.

H2o said...

UHHH...Velvet Elvis came to mind.