Preserving tattoos of dead

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Peter van der Helm, a Dutch entrepreneur, has launched a new business to preserve the tattoos of the dead, Chicago Tribune reports citing Reuters.

Van der Helm is the tattoo shop owner.

Some 30 of the company’s clients have donated their skin to the company in a will and each paid a few hundred euros. When they die, a Dutch pathologist will remove the tattoo and freeze or package it in formaldehyde, according to the news report.

"Everyone spends their lives in search of immortality and this is a simple way to get a piece of it," Van der Helm said in an interview. "Everybody with tattoos has that idea. It's not a new idea, we just found a way to actually do it."

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