Don’t let that adorable face fool you. She is plotting how to steal my bra.
Scan from the book Tattoo Time Volume 4, Life & Death Tattoos by Don Ed, published in 1987. A chapter in this book titled “Remains To Be Seen” features a medical oddity collection which is held at The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University in Japan. One chapter features a pathologist by the name of Dr. Masaichi Fukushi. Fukushi’s was interested in the art of Japanese tattooing. Fukushi would perform autopsies on donated cadavers and dissect off just the skin. He created method of treatment to preserve the skin and kept them stretched in a glass frame, essentially like a leather. Later the ownership of the tattooed skin collection was passed on to Dr. Fukushi’s son Katsunari. Katsunari added a further 20 tattooed skins himself and it’s believed that The Medical Pathology Museum at Tokyo University has 105 in its collection, many with full body suits.