(PCM) Tattoos, whether you love or hate them, have become a staple of popular culture and many individuals take great pride, spending thousands of dollars, to turn their bodies into living breathing art canvas.
For many their tattoos are an artistic extension of themselves and hold great significance in their hearts. People often times commemorate certain life events with a tattoo such as the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, marriage, and even sometimes divorce.
No matter what the case may be tattoos are a big part of the individual who had them done and now there is a way to have these special tattoos preserved and framed after the person is deceased.
A man by the name of Charlie Hamm has founded the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA) and he and his team have discovered a way fix inked skin against decomposition. After a person dies, their tattooed skin can be removed and the placed in a frame or display for loved ones to cherish.
It may sound a bit gruesome, but if you think about the fact that certain tattoos can truly represent an individuals heart and soul, it can actually make for a lovely way to honor their memory and keep a piece of your loved one near you at all times.
NAPSA charges an initiation fee of $115 dollars and then $60 dollars per year to be sure that they can have at least one chest-sized tattoo preserved after their death. Additional tattoos cost $100 a piece. The finished art piece will last just as long as any other piece of art, so long as it is properly taken care of, meaning no exposure to heat or direct sunlight.