Tattoo preservationist makes case for saving skin art

How much do you love your tattoo? Enough to turn it into an heirloom after you die?
Forget rings and antique lamps — could preserved tattoos become mainstream heirlooms? Would you like to leave one, or receive one? (National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art)

How much do you love your tattoo? Enough to have it preserved after you die? Enough to give it to a loved one as an heirloom?

A new non-profit organization — The National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art — has created a process for removing and saving skin art. 

Founder Charles Hamm, who volunteered as the original guinea pig for the process, joins Shad to explain why he thinks skin art is worth preserving and to respond to critics who find it creepy. 

Your feedback | After this segment, we asked the q-niverse to tell us about the one tattoo they'd like to save for posterity. We got some great feedback. Our web producer, Fabiola Carletti, ran through some of it with Shad. Listen below. 

q producer Fabiola Carletti reads your feedback about tattoo preservation. 4:41


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