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Lauren Goodger's poignant tattoo inked using her daughter Lorena's ashes

Daisy Phillipson

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Lauren Goodger's poignant tattoo inked using her daughter Lorena's ashes

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/laurengoodger

Lauren Goodger has revealed her poignant new tattoo which she had done using her daughter Lorena’s ashes. 

The former The Only Way is Essex star announced the tragic death of her newborn last month.

In a statement, Lauren – who also lost her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean in a motorbike crash shortly before – said that she was ‘broken’. 

Paying tribute to her late daughter, the 35-year-old has since gotten an ink job of Lorena’s name on her forearm with the baby’s ashes incorporated into the ink.

Sharing a snap of the tattoo on Sunday (21 August), Lauren wrote: “So my Lorena tattoo has been tattooed with her ashes.

Lauren Goodger got a touching tribute to her late daughter. Credit: Instagram/@laurengoodger
Lauren Goodger got a touching tribute to her late daughter. Credit: Instagram/@laurengoodger

“It’s something special. Her ashes are now tattooed in me forever.

“Everyday I go through my list that is full of things I have to do either for my babies, my home, my future for my Larose and my baby… 

“This was one on my list that was on my mind everyday and I’m so glad it’s [tick emoji].”

Lauren previously explained that she had no complications during her pregnancy with Lorena, and had planned to give birth at home. 

However, when it was time to give birth, she was instead taken by ambulance to a delivery suite on 8 July

The reality TV star said her partner Charles Drury - who she shares her one-year-old daughter Larose with - pleaded with staff to save their baby. 

Lauren said Charles pleaded with doctors to save Lorena. Credit: Instagram/@laurengoodger
Lauren said Charles pleaded with doctors to save Lorena. Credit: Instagram/@laurengoodger

Speaking to The Sun, she said: “The baby’s head was coming out when I arrived at the hospital, I was in agony.

"I was taken into a private room and when the baby was being born the room started to fill with doctors. They said she had a low heart rate and took her to the side.

"Ten doctors started working on her. They were doing chest compressions and giving her adrenaline.

“Charlie was in pieces, he was screaming, ‘Please save my baby.’”

She later added: “It was awful. I sat in my bloodied sheets for four hours. 

“They asked me if I wanted to shower and I said yes, but I just couldn’t move. I just sat there in shock.

“I have played it out over and over again in my head.”

Alongside staff at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Lauren and her family were provided support from the baby loss charity Petals.

“The hospital and Petals were amazing. Lorena stayed with me the whole time,” she said.

“I bathed her and put her in a white baby grow which belonged to Larose. It was beautiful.”

If you've been affected by any of the issues in this article, contact pregnancy charity Tommy's at www.tommys.org

Topics: Towie, Parenting, UOKM8, Celebrity

Daisy Phillipson
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