Remembering and honoring those who have touched our lives is sacred, especially when they are no longer with us. This is even more sacred when those individuals were our battle buddies, taken in war.
The strong history linking the military and tattoos demonstrates exactly why tattoos that recognize prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action are so prevalent.
The small memento is a constant reminder of the real cost of war for civilians and soldiers alike.
POW MIA tattoos tend to be simplistic. It is important to recognize those who are lost, but it is equally as important that that remembrance be solemn and respectful. The POW MIA symbol is, therefore, the most profound way to make a visual impact in honor of our lost brethren.
To add personal touches to your POW MIA tattoo, consider adding a small reference to your own loss. The name and motto of your battalion are appropriate commemorative mementos in addition to the logo.
And above all, thank you for your service.