Joan Bremer was 7 weeks pregnant when she miscarried. She began to cramp and bleed and a visit to the doctor confirmed her fear that she was losing her baby.
Miscarriage is something we don’t talk about nearly enough, even though it’s estimated that between 10 to 20% of pregnancies will result in miscarriage. Yesterday I wrote about Lady Antebellum lead singer Hillary Scott’s miscarriage and how she feels we don’t speak about miscarriage and that women are simply expected to get on with their lives even though they just experienced something incredibly traumatic.
For Bremer, her miscarriage wasn’t something she wanted to move past, but something that was significant in her life and she wanted to mark that. She began to research tattoo’s and decided on the perfect ink that would represent the grief she was experiencing.
Little did she know that posting her miscarriage tattoo online would prompt hundreds of other women to share their grief with her.
After suffering a miscarriage, Joan Bremer decided she wanted to express her grief and emotion by getting a special tattoo.