The Tattoo Hall of Fame

Back in June 2012, I posted about a guy down in Australia, Geoff Ostling, who hopes to have his tattooed skin hung on a gallery wall as art after he dies. I got the impression that Mr. Ostling thought his idea of displaying tattoo art postmortem was something new, but it turns out there already is a decades-old tattoo hall of fame.

The April 3, 1950 issue of Life magazine included an article about Dr. Sei-ichi Fukushi, curator of the Imperial University of Tokyo's collection of tattooed human skins. As of 1950, he had already acquired 38 human skins which were on display in the University's gallery, and Dr. Fukushi was eager to expand the collection.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 03, 2013
     Category: Art | 1950s | Tattoos | Skin and Skin Conditions

Maybe we should have a show your tattoo(s) thread for WU members ?

I don't have any but could post one of the ones Patty has (cropped to be SFW). 🐛 😝
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/03/13 at 05:00 PM
My dad used to yell "I'm going to tan your hide!" when it was time to mete out punishment. Now I know what he meant...

Sorry BD, I don't have any tattoos either. I do have a few varicose veins that resemble a road map.
Posted by KDP on 12/03/13 at 05:04 PM
I have some varicose veins too. You can't crop it enough to be SFW sweetie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/03/13 at 07:41 PM
I've got a couple but they're so old now that they're starting to resemble "The Blob".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/05/13 at 07:10 AM
I was disappointed that there was only one skin in the article. Where were the 37 others?
Posted by dumbledoor on 12/06/13 at 05:49 AM
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