Human skin, tattooed with flower

Made:
1830-1900 in France

Human skin, tattooed with flower, French, 1830-1900. Tattoo - the design is a large, 3 petaled flower with stem and leaves, executed in black ink with distinct, thick black dots forming the outline. The centre of the petals and leaves are decorated with numerous smaller black spots. Hand made, amateur workmanship. Skin - yellow- white colouration, white possibly a surface residue, rectangular shape cut to frame design.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A807
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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