Grieving Barnsley mum has second tattoo using sons’ ashes

Jack and Paul Sykes
Jack and Paul Sykes
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The mum of two young boys who died after a fire started by their father has had another tattoo created with some of their ashes.

Claire Throssell had the word Ohana - meaning family in Hawaiian - inscribed as a lasting tribute to her sons using ink blended with their ashes.

She previously had the phrase ‘infinity and beyond’ - the last words said to her by her sons - tattooed on her chest using their ashes.

The grieving mum lost her sons Jack Sykes , aged 12 and Paul, nine, after a blaze at their dad’s house on Tennyson Close, Penistone, in October.

Darren Sykes, 44, who was divorced from Claire, lured the boys to their house to play with a new train set and started the fire after dousing the property in petrol.

Paul and his dad died that day, followed by Jack five days later.

Inquests into the deaths recorded verdicts that Jack and Paul were unlawfully killed and that their dad took his own life.

Claire said: “This last tattoo has the last few precious ashes of my boys in but is a lasting tribute and symbol to my loved ones who have gone before me.

“I will display with pride my two tributes to the love we shared and the incredibly special people that I have loved and lost.”