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Polish Tattoo – Skin Collection. Jagiellonian University Krakow

Got to be one of the weirdest collections going……

Polish Tatoo-Skin Collection. The tattoo collection at the Department of Forensic Medicine at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland consists of 60 objects preserved in formaldehyde, a method devised by one of the experts employed by the Department at the turn of 20th century.

The tattoos were collected from the prisoners of the nearby state penitentiary on Montelupich Street as well as from the deceased on whom autopsies were performed. The majority of the prison tattoos … Read More

via Art & Science & Cigars

August 19, 2010 Posted by | News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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