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Mar. 18th, 2009 @ 02:22 pm (no subject)
Sell your tattoo?

http://friendfeed.com/e/7be63f7f-dc49-486f-a27a-8dbde914f97e/Tattoo-fetches-over-300k/

Europeans are weird enough to make me feel disturbingly normal...
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From:playgirl
Date:March 18th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a tattoo to sell, but I sure enjoy looking at them.
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From:sarawr
Date:March 19th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
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This is highly inappropriate (of me), but if you could email me (pocketfulofsky@gmail), I'd appreciate it -- I can't find an email for you (one part drunkenness, fifty million parts dumb). I have a question about archives! And uh, you are the person with the answers!

Thanks, Adam. Sorry for being all super-lame in your comments.
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From:tigresssky
Date:March 19th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Funny how Europeans, and Western Civilization in general, like to claim they are the first to do things. In traditional Japanese ink the tattoo is done in a style in which the tattoo can be removed and displayed in honor of the person after death. This is why certain areas of the body are never inked. Sometimes the pieces are given back to the artist and the artist family to honor the artist himself.

Perhaps they are not selling the inked skin, but the removal, maintenance and display of it is not new, its centuries old.

~TigressSky~