Human skin, tattooed with soldier's bust, French,

Made:
1860-1920 in France

Human skin, tattooed with soldier's bust, French, 1860-1920. Tattoo - black outline of soldier in profile wearing a cap and possibly smoking a cigarette, though this area of the design is faded. Appears hand drawn using a pricking method, numerous individual dots making up the tattoo. Skin - yellow colouration, translucent, very thin cross-section. Roughly square shape, some dark hairs visible on the surface.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A802
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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