Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tattoo, Amanda Hoyt

Amanda Hoyt.
Tattoo Design.


about the piece.
In August of 2009, my husband and I went to get tattoos. Mine was in loving memory of my Noah Joel. I had a hard time with really believing that it was ME in that chair. I would have never thought that it would happen to me. Not only getting a tattoo but that I was commemorating a lost child forever on my body. In July of this year, we, as a family, did a professional photo shoot. I had a photo idea in my mind that I wanted to have taken. This picture would be important only to me – for my viewing only until I was ready to share it. I needed a visual reminder to hang on the wall for me to see whenever I wanted to and to remember my lost baby through that medium (a photo). At first, I thought I might just have the photographer photograph me, alone with my tattoo showing. Then I thought that since my daughter Caitlin took that time of our lives so hard, that I would get her to pose in this important picture with me. I did not tell her or my husband Chris about the planned pose. I only asked the photographer to do it and she of course agreed. Once the poses were photographed I was not sure if they would really come out. A few weeks later when she showed us our pictures from the session, my heart skipped a beat, my breath was taken away and I could have cried at that very moment. She had captured the shot just as I had imagined and hoped. Today, the second anniversary of Noah's EDD, I would like to share my tattoo photo with others. I got my tattoo in August 2008 in memory of my Noah Joel who was miscarried on March 26, 2008. I had our photographer take a photo of me and my daughter with the tattoo the focus. --Amanda

Amanda wrote about her tattoo on her blog here. And Noah's EDD here.

about the contributor.
Amanda talks about her son, "We lost Noah Joel Hoyt on March 26, 2008.  His name means rest; peace & The Lord is God.  He will never be forgotten." Amanda maintains a blog called the Hoyt family. 

Remembering Noah on his EDD with Amanda and her family.


  1. Stunning photo, so poignant and beautiful. x

  2. What a beautifully emotional photo.

  3. I agree, very emotional photo. It's beautiful, as is the tattoo.

  4. What a special photo. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Her eyes tell everything. It's beautiful, thank you for sharing.


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