Without going into details, two weeks ago, my fiancee lost his younger brother following complications during his recovery from jaw surgery. Needless to say this has been a very hard time for everyone who loved Nick. We decided this would be the time to finally use the Gocco I got for my birthday. We had been waiting for a worthy project and had the idea of putting Nick's tattoos on t-shirt sleeves for close friends and family, right where he had his. We also made arm bands and memory cards carrying the same design. Nick was a huge Star Wars fan, and his tattoos reflected this. I thought I would share these special items with you...
The original design (includes text which was taped off for t-shirts and armbands). The name is in his twin brother's handwriting.
The result of working from 11:30 pm - 4:30 am
Box of armbands and cards
This was another shirt we made for Nick's Dad. I'll put a pic of the shirt later...
Finally, my mom prepared dinner and baked a cake for his family. She had the idea of stenciling his circular tattoo on the cake
This project really helped us to deal with our loss...if even to only keep us busy and focused on a goal. We had the memorial today and it was really nice to see the t-shirts and armbands on so many people. There were nearly 300 people in attendance...