tonguedepressors:

BibliOdyssey: Beechey’s Voyage
Pteropus Pselaphon
Plate by George Brettingham Sowerby I, 1839

tonguedepressors:

BibliOdyssey: Beechey’s Voyage

Pteropus Pselaphon

Plate by George Brettingham Sowerby I, 1839

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fuckyeahblackwork:

Backpiece by Tomas Tomas, Into You, London, UK.

fuckyeahblackwork:

Backpiece by Tomas Tomas, Into You, London, UK.

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sutured-infection:

Scleritis, from Richard Greeff’s Atlas of external diseases of the eye, 1914

sutured-infection:

Scleritis, from Richard Greeff’s Atlas of external diseases of the eye, 1914

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tonguedepressors:

Photograph by Sergei Vasiliev
Russian Criminal Tattoo
1991. Strict Regime Corrective Labour Colony No.40 Kungur, Perm Region.

“The dagger through the neck shows that the prisoner committed murder while in prison, and that he is available to ‘hire’ for further murders. The bells on the feet indicate that he served his time in full (‘to the bell’), the manacles on the ankles mean that the sentences were over five years. ‘Ring’ tattoos on the fingers show the status of the criminal when the rest of his body is covered. The ‘thieves’ stars’ on the knees carry the symbolic meaning ‘I will not kneel before the police’.”

tonguedepressors:

Photograph by Sergei Vasiliev

Russian Criminal Tattoo

1991. Strict Regime Corrective Labour Colony No.40 
Kungur, Perm Region.

The dagger through the neck shows that the prisoner committed murder while in prison, and that he is available to ‘hire’ for further murders. The bells on the feet indicate that he served his time in full (‘to the bell’), the manacles on the ankles mean that the sentences were over five years. ‘Ring’ tattoos on the fingers show the status of the criminal when the rest of his body is covered. The ‘thieves’ stars’ on the knees carry the symbolic meaning ‘I will not kneel before the police’.

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billyjane:

Assia [masked]  by Dora Maar
ca. 1934
from: “Les vies de Dora Maar - Bataille, Picasso et les surréalistes”, translation of: Christian-Martin Diebold, “Dora Maar: with and without Picasso” , 2000

billyjane:

Assia [masked]  by Dora Maar

ca. 1934

from: “Les vies de Dora Maar - Bataille, Picasso et les surréalistes”, translation of: Christian-Martin Diebold, “Dora Maar: with and without Picasso” , 2000

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