Human skin, with tattooed pierced heart, probably

Made:
1801-1900 in France

Human skin, with tattooed pierced heart, probably French, 19th century. Tattoo - crude and asymmetric heart shot through with an arrow and crowned with a crucifix, outlined in black. A pale white chalky film obscures the design somewhat. Skin - yellow-white, with a white residue on the surface, possibly chemical. Irregular circle shaped sample, fine pores and some mid-brown hairs visible. A circular hole approximately 5mm across is visible near the right edge of the tattoo.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A805
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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