Human skin, tattooed with figure of blacksmith and

Made:
1890 in France

Human skin, tattooed with figure of blacksmith and initials, French, dated 1890. Tattoo - tradesman's insignia, outlined heavily in black, beneath which are the initials 'P.E.' The tattoo is very faded, showing evidence of extensive feathering and potential beading, indicative of amateur application. Skin -cream-yellow colouration, showing some evidence of white surface residue, thin cross-section, curling up at edges, roughly rectangular shape.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A783
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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