Tattoo Artist's Wife Preserves His Skin After Death

Nearly his entire body is covered in tattoos...

Chris Wenzel was a well-known tattoo artist in Saskatoon, Canada before his untimely dead this past October. The 41-year-old had intricate art tattooed all over his body and knew before he passed that he wanted it preserved. Fortunately for him, his wife Cheryl has taken charge.



"You are my world!" she wrote in a touching tribute and update on Instagram. She's working with an American company called Save My Ink Forever that was luckily up to the task of preserving her late husband's body art. It's a lot of work!



Tattoo preservation is tricky work, and can cost quite a lot depending on the size of the tattoo. The Wenzel family has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with the costs of the preservation and funeral. As of today, they've only raised $2,600 of their $30,000 goal, but they're pushing forward with the 3-month preservation process anyway.



Making history indeed... Most people only preserve one small tattoo! It's such an impressive undertaking that the preserved tattoos will be unveiled at an expo this spring, according to CTV.


It all sounds kind of freaky, right? If you or a loved one had tattoos at death, would you want this done too?

By Gloria Borger / Thursday 15 November 2018 17:31 / United States
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By  jkjorn  |  15

Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is the process? Do they remove all of the skin from the body? And then what? The whole thing seems ghoulish to me.

  Razell  |  13

That would be my guess.

I'm not entirely sure why it would take more than 3 hours to skin his corpse though. Cutting between the tattoos, maybe?