Polens Tattoo-Collection (on human Flesh in Formaldehyde)

In der Abteilung für forensische Medizin in der Jagiellonian Uni in Krakau, Polen haben sie eine Sammlung von 60 Tattoos von Häftlingen… auf menschlicher Haut, eingelegt in Formaldehyd. Guten Appetit!

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.

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