Thursday, September 11, 2008

How do you frame skin?

National Public Radio. I love it! I enjoy listening to the political discussions and hearing both sides of the debate. I enjoy the human interest stories I hear. I love listening to A Prairie Home Companion! Sometimes, though, I hear things that make me shake my head, or, as my sister Mandy says, make me throw up a little in my mouth. Take, for example, the story I heard today coming back from the grocery store. A tattoo artist is putting one of his works of art on display at an art show in Shanghai. It is a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on a man's back. Pretty normal right? Well, apparently, the scene on the man's back has been sold for $215, 000. The purchaser will remove the tattoo after the man dies. The story ended with this quote from the tattooed man: "If the project finishes the way it should, and the skin will be removed and properly framed, then I will exist forever, at least a part of me will, and I find that concept more exciting than morbid." Ummm...I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Read the whole story and see pictures here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94481690

4 comments:

The Lawlor's said...

Michelle, Mike and I listen to the Vinyl Cafe on CBC. They read stories the people write and send it. We also like a show on CBC called the Debaters.

SongbirdMama said...

Eeewwwwwwww!!!!!

Michelle said...

I remember listening to vinyl Cafe on CBC. I miss it! I live close enough to Ontario to get CBC on the tv but not on the radio. :(

Melissa said...

they had a story like this on Ripleys Believe it or Not. Some father wanted his son to take it off of him when he died, they showed it all framed....yuck.