Human skin, tattooed with female bust holding flow

Made:
1850-1900 in France

Human skin, tattooed with female bust holding flowers, with inscription, French, 1850-1900. Tattoo - design is an amateur, hand-applied female bust in profile, below which the French girl's name 'cEZARINe' is spelled in inconsistent sizing and case. Skin - parchment-like appearance, almost translucent in places, orange colouration in thicker areas. A dry, scurfy residue is present at the edges with white-ish and sienna discolouration. Roughly square in shape, part of the tattoo is missing where the skin has been cut.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A790
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust