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Tattoo tributes to lost loved ones: NI trio Craig Mayne, Brian Tipping and Nadine Sterrett on paying homage through body art

As Brooklyn Beckham revealed another tattoo tribute to fiancee Nicola Peltz, Catriona Doherty talks to three local people who paid homage to their loved ones through body art

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Everlasting honour: Craig Mayne with Teddy sports tattoos for his children on his left arm

Everlasting honour: Craig Mayne with Teddy sports tattoos for his children on his left arm

Stephen Hamilton

Brooklyn Beckham’s tattoo is a tribute to his fiancee

Brooklyn Beckham’s tattoo is a tribute to his fiancee

Mum Nadine Sterrett with her tribute to her late baby daughter Aurora

Mum Nadine Sterrett with her tribute to her late baby daughter Aurora

Craig’s tributes to his wife and children

Craig’s tributes to his wife and children

The tattoo in memory of his late dad Jim

The tattoo in memory of his late dad Jim

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Everlasting honour: Craig Mayne with Teddy sports tattoos for his children on his left arm

Brooklyn Beckham's eyebrow-raising neck tattoo is a literal love letter that pays tribute to fiancee Nicola Peltz.

The text - positioned under an image of his lover's eyes - is a personal letter penned by Nicola, which reads: 'My forever boy, read this anytime you feel anxious. I want you to know how deeply loved you are. You have the kindest heart I've ever met and I hope I never go a day without your love. I think you are so incredible. Just know we can get through it all together if you breathe slow and trust. I love you beyond. Love always, Your future wifey.'

From Angelina Jolie's coordinates of her children's birth places on her arm, to Sophie Turner's G on her pinkie for her late grandfather, and Mylie Cyrus' portrait of her Shetland Sheepdog Emu - body art tributes are varied and deeply personal to the owner, as these local tattoo enthusiasts attest…


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