In one of the more unusual artistic things we’ve seen, the National Association For Preservation Of Skin Art (NAPSA) is giving members of their organization the chance to preserve their tattoos when they so they can be given to loved ones as a gift.
It will work like this: people who join NAPSA will get a certificate. After the member dies, NAPSA should be notified within 18 hours. An embalmer will then remove their tattoo, preserve it, frame it and send it to the next of kin.
According to founding member of NAPSA, Charles Hamm:
“I’m pretty much tattooed from my neck down to my waist, with the exception of a couple little spots here and there. They all have meanings to me—my grandson designed a couple, and I even had one of my business partners develop one for me. And I’m quite proud of them, they’re very big works of art—I probably have $10,000 on my back, and it is a piece of art.”
Hamm does not want for all that art to disappear once he’s dead and cremated, hence NAPSA.
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