Memorial Ink was founded by Andrew Ranson, a high school history teacher, who has long been interested in the impact of war and the treatment of veterans. Though studying of ancient accounts of the impact of war, volunteering with veterans, and experiencing the loss of a close friend in Afghanistan, Andrew recognizes the importance of remembering and honoring those who are not returning from war.

Alison Harbaugh, the Multi Media Director for Memorial Ink, is a professional photographer/videographer who uses multimedia to tell peoples stories and the experience of average citizens, wherever they live.

Their shared vision for Memorial Ink is that the individuals who have served and sacrificed in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be remembered, and Memorial Ink will be an on-going tribute to their legacies. Memorial Ink strives to be the authoritative digital archive of memorial tattoos and the stories of the fallen in their friends’ voices.

Please contact Memorial Ink if you or someone you know has a memorial tattoo. The tattoos, and the stories of the people they honor, must be recorded for all time.