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Gwyn LaRee, 52

“I had Ric’s ashes mixed in with the ink. So he’s always with me. The tattoo gave me something to focus on. I knew I wanted a dragon because it symbolized the strength to carry on. Then Josh [my tattoo artist] and I kept adding. The day I got the roses on my elbow, I was invited to a friend’s house, where I met my new husband, Mac. Two weeks before Mac and I got married, I went in for my final tattoo session. Josh said, ‘Sit back down, we’ve got one more thing to do.’ He changed the drawing of the male lover, who originally had straight blonde hair, to lovely black curls, which is what Mac has. Then he said, ‘OK, you can go get married now.’ ”

“I had Ric’s ashes mixed in with the ink. So he’s always with me. The tattoo gave me something to focus on. I knew I wanted a dragon because it symbolized the strength to carry on. Then Josh [my tattoo artist] and I kept adding. The day I got the roses on my elbow, I was invited to a friend’s house, where I met my new husband, Mac. Two weeks before Mac and I got married, I went in for my final tattoo session. Josh said, ‘Sit back down, we’ve got one more thing to do.’ He changed the drawing of the male lover, who originally had straight blonde hair, to lovely black curls, which is what Mac has. Then he said, ‘OK, you can go get married now.’ ”

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