Welcome to DeathTok! Morticians and funeral directors are racking up thousands of TikTok followers as they share secrets of macabre makeovers, embalming and their tools of the trade

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Mortician is the profession you would do the least amount of except to make it big on social media, but funeral workers on TikTok are doing just that, garnering thousands of views and followers by taking a deep dive into the world of macabre.

Eileen Hollis, a licensed funeral director and embalmer at the Hollis Funeral Home in Syracuse, New York, and morgue science student Mimi, who posts under @mimithemortician, are among funeral professionals who discuss all things dead bodies. Videos with millions of likes.

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Meanwhile, in the UK, Wiltshire-based The Mortuary Tech, which can’t reveal her real name for legal reasons, likes to hint at the makeup and tools she uses, and has over 230,000 followers. calculates.

Morticians are responsible for preparing your loved ones for their funeral, and this includes embalming, a hygienic process where the body is protected from decomposition.

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Videos shared by morticians showcasing how they use makeup to hide the first signs of human decomposition, to hear noises in morgues, to dance in front of empty coffins or to hide.

American and British death rowers are garnering millions of views on TikTok, where they openly talk about their profession, take out bodies and share the intricacies of their work. Pictured: a plastic head used to practice mucosal makeup

Eileen Ellis, pictured from Syracuse, New York, has her own funeral home and revealed that it takes her up to an hour and a half to complete the embalming process for the body.

Eileen Ellis, pictured from Syracuse, New York, has her own funeral home and revealed that it takes her up to an hour and a half to complete the embalming process for the body.

20-year-old Mimi said in one of her videos, ‘If you are watching it now, I would like to formally introduce you to Death Tok.

‘I’m here to normalize death care, because I’m a normal 30-year-old girl currently about to graduate from mortuary school.’

The student, who said on her page that she shares ‘only moral material’, invites people to ask any questions about what happens to the body when you die, and already has nearly 32,000 followers. calculates.

The student shared videos of herself applying special makeup to a plastic head as a way to practice her skills.

Eileen revealed that she uses lip wax to prepare the body for his funeral.  He said that specialized morgue makeup should not be used on living people.

Eileen revealed that she uses lip wax to prepare the body for his funeral. He said that specialized morgue makeup should not be used on living people.

She also revealed in a clip that the death rowers wash their bodies several times during the process of exhumation, including washing their hair and massaging them during injections of massaging fluid.

She also revealed that if a person’s brain is removed from their skull during an autopsy, embalmers seal it with gauze, paste, and powder during embalming.

Meanwhile, Syracuse-based obituary Eileen, who owns her own funeral home, said it takes her “at least an hour and a half” to complete a full embalming process.

‘But that time may increase depending on the position of the body,’ she said.

‘For example, did they die in the middle of summer? Are they decomposing fast? Did they really go through a difficult illness that caused a lot of inflammation in their bodies?

“No two bodies are alike, everyone comes to us with different needs,” he said.

She also said that it is best to ask the family of the deceased if they would like to see them clean-shaven or awake with facial hair.

Mimi, a 20-year-old morgue student, shows how she applies makeup using a plastic head, in the picture,

Student, who will soon graduate from mortuary school, shows off chosen products for the scalp to recreate skin tone

20-year-old morgue student Mimi shows how she applies makeup, paints, and shows off the products she chooses using plastic heads

Pictured, Mimi says she is a 'normal 20-year-old' and offers to answer people's questions about dead bodies on her TikTok

Pictured, Mimi says she is a ‘normal 20-year-old’ and offers to answer people’s questions about dead bodies on her TikTok

‘If the family decides to skip the facial hair, I’ll scrub it off really well, whether it’s a mustache shave or a handle bar mustache, and I put a little bit of beard in it to hydrate their lives. I will put oil revealed.

She said that she rarely sees dead bodies coming through the doors of their funeral homes, and that a large part of the process of removing bodies is disinfecting the bodies, and getting rid of any remnants of saliva, snot, or rum. is spent in Closed nose or glued eyes.

He said the makeup made for corpses is different from the makeup you’re used to, because it’s ‘too thick’ and feels like wax, and it would give ‘cystic acne’ to a living person.

Mimi also revealed that the families can request that the deceased’s own hairstylist come to the morgue to give them a final haircut before the funeral.

Meanwhile, in the UK, Wiltshire-based The Mortuary Tech, showing off the tools they use, from a mix of specialty makeup and drugstore brands to the curved needles used to cauterize a dead person’s mouth. likes.

Student shows wax and powder, painted, she uses to doll the deceased before their funeral

Student shows wax and powder, painted, she uses to doll the deceased before their funeral

Mortuary technicians use wax to hide the decomposition that occurs after a person dies.  Mimi reveals that she also uses a ruler, several pencils and a spatula to apply makeup, pictured

Mortuary technicians use wax to hide the decomposition that occurs after a person dies. Mimi reveals that she also uses a ruler, several pencils and a spatula to apply makeup, pictured

She explained that the needles need to be curved because they have to go from under the chin to the nasal cavity and then back to the chin, so should fit like a hook from the side of the face.

In one of her videos, she explained that morgue technicians examine the body of her arms and legs to make sure they aren’t decomposing any faster than they were before treatment.

She also said that morgue technicians cannot legally prevent loved ones from seeing the deceased, but revealed that she advises family members not to visit dead bodies during the process of exhumation because It’s ‘disturbing’ and bodies ‘don’t look like they are’. means to see.

‘And we also have to think about the dignity of the deceased and it is very important that we remember, yes, they may have passed away, but they still …

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