New World Transparent Specimens by Iori Tomita
“Tomita first removes the scales and skin of fish that have been preserved in formaldehyde. Next he soaks the creatures in a stain that dyes the cartilage blue. Tomita uses a digestive enzyme called trypsin, along with a host of other chemicals, to break down the proteins and muscles, halting the process just at the moment they become transparent but before they lose their form. The bones are then stained with red dye, and the brilliant beast is preserved in a jar of glycerin.”
Reblog if you do too. Just to prove that it is more normal than what people actually think.
seriously, what a waste of tattoo space.
i hear this on the daily ^
I hear it all the time too. I honestly couldn’t think of anything I’d rather fill my space wit than blackwork and simple geometric designs. I love love love the look more than I love brownies. It soothes my soul.