This Woman's Tattoo Plays Her Late Grandmother's Voice
By Dave Basner
January 5, 2018
On Sakyrah Morris's birthday, her grandmother left her a voicemail, but sadly she died a month later. However, Morris is making sure her beloved relative lives on thanks to a new tattoo.
The Chicago teenager got a special sound wave tat that plays her grandmother's message when a smartphone camera hovers over it.
My grandma passed away my junior year of high school. A month before she passed, she left me a voicemail wishing me happy birthday. Today I got that exact waveform tattooed across my heart, and I am able to play it just by holding my camera over it❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/nwoQ2Bn1DM— ✨s.o.s. (@sakyrahhh) January 3, 2018
Sakyrah, a singer, was working on new music and watching the sound waves on a screen. It gave her the idea to get ink of her grandmother's voicemail. In researching the skin art, she came across a company called Skin Motion, which has an app that plays the audio of sound wave tattoos.
After her post about the tattoo went viral and Morris said, "I am extremely grateful to see how my grandmother’s voicemail has affected people all over the world. It is truly overwhelming, but I could not be happier with this experience. Her voice will forever be across my heart."
I just want to take this time to thank my grandma. My everything. Words can’t explain how much I miss her. Every blessing that is being sent my way right now is because of her. I know that she orchestrated all of this for me. I will do nothing but continue to make her proud❤️😇 pic.twitter.com/SfMx2f7WHP— ✨s.o.s. (@sakyrahhh) January 4, 2018
Learn more about Skin Motion here.