Human skin, tattooed with heart, with inscription

Made:
1850-1900 in France

Human skin, tattooed with heart, with inscription surmounted by cross, French, 1850-1900. Tattoo - black ink applied in large dots, most likely using a medium-size needle bundle, applied by hand, amateur execution. Inscription appears to be two letters, one an 'A', the other is illegible. Skin - very thin, yellow-beige colouration, asymmetric shape.

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A774
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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