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  • Why does modern society balk at the idea of mortality?
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Bled for Boston: ink and death in the Facebook age

In an age where we’re constantly evolving the way we interact in our daily lives, we’re finding new ways to mourn and mark loss. So how does the Facebook generation show their grief? Getting a tattoo that can be Instagrammed or shared on Facebook is one of the answers.

Location North America / Northern Europe / Global

Scope
Death. It's the one thing we can be certain of – aside from taxes, or so the saying goes. In an age where we’re constantly evolving the way we interact in our day-to-day lives, it's perhaps not surprising that we’re finding new ways to mourn and mark loss. So how does the Facebook generation show their grief? Getting a tattoo that can be Instagrammed or shared on Facebook is one of the answers. Which begs the question: is the way we mourn changing in light of social media?

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