Human skin, tattooed with pierced heart, French, 1

Made:
1850-1900 in France

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Human skin, tattooed with pierced heart, French, 1850-1900. Tattoo -black outlined heart, pierced with arrow and crowned, very faded with extensive feathering. Skin - Yellow/cream-brown colouration, especially at edges, pores also a discoloured brown, perhaps chemical. Roughly square shape, thin cross-section, some dark hairs visible.

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Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A798
type:
tattoo
taxonomy:
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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