Tattoos of dead destined for display
Tattooed skin may one day adorn the walls of art collectors if Dutch entrepreneur Peter van der Helm has his way. The tattoo shop owner has set up the Walls and Skin tattoo parlor in Amsterdam to preserve the tattoos of the dead. “Everyone spends their lives in search of immortality and this is a simple way to get a piece of it,” Van der Helm said. “It’s not a new idea. We just found a way to actually do it.” More than 30 clients have donated their skin to the company in a will and each paid a few hundred euros.