Doctor TikTok tells how mourners asked her if it is possible to photograph dead loved ones when she covers her life at work
- TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech from Wiltshire shoots educational videos
- She regularly touches on sensitive topics about what happens after our death
- In a recent video, she talked about photographing deceased loved ones
- The video, which says the photos are a personal choice, has sparked mixed reviews
In one of his educational videos about working in a morgue, the coffin doctor revealed that mourners sometimes ask if it is possible to photograph their deceased loved ones.
A social media creator from Wiltshire, known as TheMortuaryTech, who keeps his real name privately for legal reasons, touched on the delicate topic of photographing the dead in a recent video.
In the video, she asked a question sent to her by one of her 255,000 followers, and showed that people sometimes ask to take photos at her place of work – the request, she said, is never denied.
The question was asked, “What do you think of photographing the dead when they began to decompose?” My grandmother was starting to decompose, and the family was taking pictures. “
TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech (pictured) recently shared a video in which he shared his views on photographing deceased loved ones
The issue was divided – although some people said they would not take pictures, others said they did, and found the images comforting
In response, TheMortuaryTech said, “It’s the personal choice of most people, and for me it wouldn’t be right to say yes or no.”
“Personally, I think it is normal to photograph a loved one. Personally, I know that if I had a phone with a camera, when my father died, and when the child died, I would definitely take pictures of them.
“But there’s a moment when you probably think about whether it’s really worth it [it for me to] keep looking at this picture when, unfortunately, decomposition has begun ”.
She reiterated that it is a personal choice, and added: “I think everyone has their own opinion on this. And I can imagine it’s very divided.
“We never stop anyone from taking pictures of their loved one. Not us to do it. Some people are dead against it and say, no, it’s painful, it’s unpleasant.
“Some people think that, in fact, this is the only lasting memory I will have because I see them for the last time.”
TikTokker concluded, “As I said, it’s a personal choice, and it’s not that I disagree with it – I would do it.”
For some people who commented on the video, photographing dead loved ones was something they weren’t sure
Opinions on this topic were mixed, commentators took videos to share their own opinions.
Some said they would not photograph their deceased loved ones, and one of them wrote: “My steady image of my mother lay on the floor of her bedroom… I just couldn’t… then we waited 7 weeks for the funeral…”
Another is also unsure of what to do with the photos, adding, “I didn’t think about it when I went to my mom, I don’t know how I feel about the concept of photography.”
And another TikTok user wrote, “I couldn’t do that when Dad left, I wanted to remember him the way he was.”
Many users said they found solace in photographing their deceased loved ones
However, others disagreed, writing that the images provide additional memory of their loved ones after their deaths.
One wrote, “I took a picture of my mom after she just died, and I’ll keep it forever, it’s the only way to come to terms with her loss.”
Another added: “I photographed mom in her coffin, she looked beautiful. I don’t think I would have done if she didn’t look like her xx ‘
A third said, “I have hundreds of photos of my mom in the coffin. I will keep them forever. ”