I’ve tattooed almost every profession from labourers to lawyers, heroes and villains.
Ru Callender is the first undertaker I have tattooed. We had a very interesting day, I mentioned to Ru that when my time comes I wanted to have an ‘open pyre cremation‘, something that has been illegal since 1902. Ru has a ‘Natural’ approach to death and this was a subject close to his heart. He mentioned that the last open air pyre cremation was in 1934, when the British government gave special permission to Nepal’s ambassador to cremate his wife outdoors in Surrey.
In February 2010, Mr Davender Ghai won his battle at the Court of Appeal, which ruled that he had a right to be cremated in accordance with his beliefs.