Dead Prisoners’ Tattoos Preserved in Formaldehyde

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Image: Katarzyna Mirczak/Eric Franck Fine Art Gallery

Preserved Prison Tattoo

These days the number of people who have elected to be poked repeatedly with a needle to form an image on their skin is quite high. It’s commonplace to walk around town and see tattoos on people, whether it be on their arms, legs or torso. The reasons that people decide to get a tattoo is as varied as the people who have them. While it is now generally accepted as a part of our culture, it wasn’t very long ago that tattoos were the domain of only very specific groups of people.

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