Memorial tattoos are popular because it is a very meaningful and deeply emotional design. Most of us have had people that we love and care about pass away. Memorial tattoos permanently symbolize their meaning to us on our skin. Usually a name and date will be included on the memorial tattoo. Portraits are also common. Other things that may symbolize them like a favorite flower or birthstone or angel wings are popular. Memorial tattoos commemorating the life of a pet can also be created.