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.
- Anatomy & Pathology
- Object Number:
- Wellcome Trust
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
View manifest in IIIF viewer
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.