Tattooed human skin, part of a medical oddity collection held at The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University in Japan. Dr. Masaichi Fukushi was a pathologist, interested in the art of Japanese tattooing. Fukushi would perform autopsies on donated cadavers and remove just the skin. He created methods of treatment to preserve the skin and kept them stretched in a glass frame, essentially like a leather. The Medical Pathology Museum at Tokyo University has 105 in its collection, many with…

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Tattooed human skin, part of a medical oddity collection held at The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University in Japan. Dr. Masaichi Fukushi was a pathologist, interested in the art of Japanese tattooing. Fukushi would perform autopsies on donated cadavers and remove just the skin. He created methods of treatment to preserve the skin and kept them stretched in a glass frame, essentially like a leather. The Medical Pathology Museum at Tokyo University has 105 in its collection, many with…

Tattoo, Min Jeong Seo (porcelain, 2006) I used moulds taken from professional ballet dancers arms and made casts of pocelain. The pocelain arms in dancing position are painted with japanese Yakuza-style tattoo patterns. In the combination the two contrasting cliches open each other up. Like a real tattoo that lies under the skin the painted patterns lie under the pocelain glaze.

Tattoo, Min Jeong Seo (porcelain, 2006) I used moulds taken from professional ballet dancers arms and made casts of pocelain. The pocelain arms in dancing position are painted with japanese Yakuza-style tattoo patterns. In the combination the two contrasting cliches open each other up. Like a real tattoo that lies under the skin the painted patterns lie under the pocelain glaze.

Destinazione festival: ecco i più belli in giro per il mondo

Destinazione festival: ecco i più belli in giro per il mondo

Yakuza Shrine in Asakusa Tokyo. In Japanese law, yakuza, or Japanese mafia is not allowed to show their tattoos in public except for Sanja Matsuri (festival). Sanja Matsuri is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine.

The arms were cast in porcelain from a professional ballerina, which are painted with Japanese Yakuza-style tattoo patterns.

The arms were cast in porcelain from a professional ballerina, which are painted with Japanese Yakuza-style tattoo patterns.

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