This Woman’s Tattoo Plays a Voicemail From Her Late Grandmother and I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

There are a lot of reasons to get a tattoo. People do it to solidify their ideas and values, wear a beautiful piece of art at all times, or pay tribute to celebrities they’ll never meet. But when the decision is made to keep a loved one who has passed away with you forever, it’s on a whole different level. It’s a way to memorialize someone who you won’t ever speak to again. In this case, it’s a way to ensure they can still speak to you whenever you want.

A 19-year-old Chicago woman is garnering attention for a tattoo that makes us wonder, Who put this giant plate of chopped onions under our eyes? Sakyrah Angelique posted the following video of her new sound wave tattoo that allows her to replay a birthday message from her late grandmother, who died just a month after leaving the voicemail in 2015.

Sakyrah kept the recording for three years before she was old enough to get a tattoo. She brought the message to life through Skin Motion, a company that allows you to upload a sound, generate a soundwave design, and play it back through the app at any moment.

Brb, calling my grandma. And then getting a soundwave tat.

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