Tattoos transcend death in Dutch museum


The people’s desire to hold onto something permanent goes back thousands of years. With the help of the Walls and Skin tattoo parlor found in the Dutch capital, tattoo wearers began to donate their skin in their wills in order to preserve a life long art form, according to Pittsburgh’s 

“People have stuffed animals in their house, so why not skin?” Floris Hirschfeld, a contributor to the museum’s collection, said.


The skin would be removed by a pathologist after death and preserved until injected with silicone and put on display in the museum.

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